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Old 8th December 2008, 20:06   #1
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Today I saw a parked truck whose tyre had four bolts on, complete with washers !!! Could someone with knowledge about such things throw some light on this please?
I took a photograph with my mobile camera because I had never seen such a thing. I hope you guys believe this. And I hope this is the appropriate thread.
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Old 8th December 2008, 20:41   #2
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wow,a mutated tyre eh!!!
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Thats what i call as proper wheel balancing weights

Looks like a jugad work on some sidewall damage???
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I have a feeling there is some reinforcement of another layer of rubber inside and the bolts are holding the two pieces of rubber together. This is something I can understand on two pieces of steel or wood. But on tyre ?!? This is ultimate in jugaad.
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DIY Steel Belted Nylon Kaizer (Sozay) tires?
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I've seen quite a few like this on trucks here; especially long trailers. Always wondered what it was for?
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May be he has pasted the upper portion of bolt & washer with ELFY or something, just the outer side to give a look as if it has gone inside.
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Looks like the perfect 'bolt on' mod that one can do to their tyres. Will convert the 'nylon tyres' into 'steel bolted' radials
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The Indian quick-fix never ceases to amaze me!
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Wonder what the tube inside thinks of these four bolts nudging it all the time. And only god knows what reinforcements the tube has !!
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Lol. seems that the bolt heads are pasted on the tyres.
May be a new technique used for wheel balancing.
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new way for plugging punctures.
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I think I'v seen this before. Whichever way you look at it, it looks VERY unsafe. In the very least, it will put the wheel out of balance.
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Have seen it before on trucks..
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in the 2nd pic, there is a hole in the tire below the left nail. wonder how is he running on that tire also!!
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