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Old 10-14-2015, 06:02 PM
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Not my truck, just a quick picture from a Google search. What is the name for that style of front wheel? I am assuming it is split-rim but is there anything more particular than that that they are referred to as?
 
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Old 10-14-2015, 06:27 PM
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That is a Dayton type wheel. It may or may not be split rim... you need to look closer at the rim part to see if it is removable and has the split..


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This is a split rim you pull the rim off to get the tire off

I believe they only use tubes but that's only because the ones I've messed with used tubes
 
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^^ This is correct and these can KILL you if you dont know what you are doing when mounting them.
 
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Also known as leg breakers, ball busters and widow makers. Takes a tube and liner and the air pressure is lower than normal on light duty trucks. The 1 ton dually specs are 25 - 30 psi. Putting in higher pressure in duallies ie 75 -80 psi, stretches and misshapes the inner tube. You may have a hard time finding someone to change your tires.
 
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Daytons, or I have heard them called "open center". My Dad has had them on trucks for years, and they are a pain to true up.


In the original post, those are split rims. Looking closely at the front wheel, you can see the ring. If you look in the rear, the rings are on the inside of the wheels, and you just see the rim barrel with the outer bead flange. On a tubeless wheel, that flange would not be anywhere near as prominent. Additionally, a tubeless wheel has a unique channel that creates a flange for the Dayton "fingers" to grab. That would only be visible on a front wheel though.
 
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I hate Daytons..........Just sayin.........Wobblin' SOB's if you don't know how to bolt them up!!!!
 
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The split rims would have been original on that vintage truck... but can be replaced by tubeless type rims and many have for reasons mentioned (safety + tubeless). Personally I have worked with Dayton type and don't mind them. Tighten gradually around the wheel, tap the wedges and spin while tightening if possible has worked for me.
 
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Used to do all the split rims at my Dads station in the 50's.Young and dumb but still were scary if bent or real rusty. Anyone remember 'life guard" inner tubes? Like a tire in a tire, hated those worst of all.
 
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The rim in the picture had 4 tubes in it three were flat
 
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A little of topic, but widow makers were usually a solid ring, not a split ring. Very "interesting" to get the ring centered up. I've done a bunch of split rims and only a few of the widow maker style.

Regardless, they were all replaced for a reason...
 
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Thanks for the responses! Like I said, that's not my truck, but I saw a comment down in the bumpside forums that just got me curious about this type of wheel. I've seen them on many older trucks around but really just started noticing them, as a younger guy I'm used to all wheels having bolt holes in the center (Budd-type, it seems, and just regular light duty car wheels) so I was curious as to what kind of witchcraft these wheels operated by
 
 
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