Edwin Ek wrote:
Reinhold also points out that the new rims can be run with tubeless tires. Saving the weight of a tube brings it close to a wash.
Edwin, you use tubes with your 356 wheels, of any type? Why? See this article for why there is no need to use tubes on 356-era wheels, Technomagnesio or otherwise:http://www.356registry.com/techinfo/rep ... eeded.html
Rick Dill wrote:
Now the real truth is that tubes will blow out at least 10 times as often as tubeless and that is what rolls over the SUVs and occasionally a 356. So even if the tire isn't as well contained because of no "safety bead" on the rim, it is far less likely to cause damage if it is tubeless because it will go down slowly, and unless you really aren't paying attention and have power steering (obviously not if you're drivng your 356), you will recognize a soft tire. So, if the rim holds air then you should go tubeless. It is that simple. Then, of course, don't drive over fallen logs, rocks, or similar obstacles at speed.
Geoff Fleming wrote:
Tube tires are rarely used today. I would say that 99% of 356 owners use modern radial tires. In the So. Connecticut Registry, no one uses tubeless tires and our cars are driven some long distances at modern highway speeds. No 356 rims have such ridges [the "safety bead"] and all 356 rims accept tubeless radial tires. After more than 250,000 miles of hard driving I`ve never had the slightest problem with tires/rims. Forget the tubes: this is the 21st century.
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