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Old 10th September 2005, 17:03   #1
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Default Tube-Type Tyres Converted to Tubeless - Is it safe?

i am runnning stock tyres in my indigo marina . they are bridgestone s322 tubetype tyres . but i got 14'' alloys last week and i the tyre dealer told me that i can convert the same tubetype tyres to tubeless by just adding valve to it . so i got it done for just 150/- rs for 4 tyres . all i wanted to know that is this conversion safe enough and wat shall be the correct tyre pressure now . thanks in advance
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Simply put : Stop your car. Park it safely. Go put some tubes back on.

Else be prepared for a crash.

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I think for safety you better put the tubes back or switch to new set of tubeless tyres. As far as i know its not advisible to use the tube type as tubeless tyres.
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i am runnning stock tyres in my indigo marina . they are bridgestone s322 tubetype tyres . but i got 14'' alloys last week and i the tyre dealer told me that i can convert the same tubetype tyres to tubeless by just adding valve to it . so i got it done for just 150/- rs for 4 tyres . all i wanted to know that is this conversion safe enough and wat shall be the correct tyre pressure now . thanks in advance
to the best of my knowledge, all tyres are built tubeless today (this was also shared by tyre expert sujan chaudhuri in ACI once. My advise would be go ahead and enjoy ...I see no reason to panic....!!!
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to the best of my knowledge, all tyres are built tubeless today (this was also shared by tyre expert sujan chaudhuri in ACI once. My advise would be go ahead and enjoy ...I see no reason to panic....!!!

dude ....what the heck are u talking about.

tubeless are different from tubetype......



i have seen people do that .....but stay away from such things.
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dude...chill.....its ok
u know what many a times the new model tyres are actually tubeless but since u dont rum them on alloys they are fitted with a tube just for safety.......
since uve gotten alloys put on maybe thats why ur running them without tubes...
and yes tubeless tyres anyways need those valves that u have put on
but to be safe just post the size and model of ur tyres and we will let u know how safe u are...
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also....tires will have written TUBELESS/TUBETYPE written on them on the side wall.so do see that/
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dude...chill.....its ok
u know what many a times the new model tyres are actually tubeless but since u dont rum them on alloys they are fitted with a tube just for safety.......
since uve gotten alloys put on maybe thats why ur running them without tubes...
and yes tubeless tyres anyways need those valves that u have put on
but to be safe just post the size and model of ur tyres and we will let u know how safe u are...
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yes i have just those valves and made them tubeless .
i am running on 175/65/r14. s322 bridestone.

@mkraft . they say tubetype tyres as they are stock .
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@mkraft . they say tubetype tyres as they are stock .
That, in itself, should present the obvious.

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Excuse me for being a bit amused! We have people putting tubes in tubeless tyres and people taking tubes out of tubetype tyres! What is it in us that tells us to go against the written word??
Anyways BHP, true tubeless tyres are dangerous only when the sidewall gets reptured. Your "tubeless" tyre has the additional vulnerability of a valve that has been "added" onto the tyre. So....

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Yes, You can see embossed prominently on the sidewall "Tubed Variety" in GoodYear tyres.

@bhp, your tubeless tyres are tyres without tubes. It is only a matter of time before they turn into airless tyres....!

@Buffetfan, I am not flaming you, but what the expert had in his mind could have been "all tyres are made without tubes" literally.

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I got Goodyear Ducaro 185/60 tubeless tyres and i got them fitted on aura alloys without tubes... 'Am I doing the wrong thing here? I got it from a well trusted source, so I doubt being cheated... Please opine...

Btw, this is a fitment on a Tata Indica...

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I got Goodyear Ducaro 185/60 tubeless tyres and i got them fitted on aura alloys without tubes... 'Am I doing the wrong thing here? I got it from a well trusted source, so I doubt being cheated... Please opine...

Btw, this is a fitment on a Tata Indica...

Tx.... Ajay K

you have done the right thing dont worry..why would u be wanting to put tubes on a tubeless tyre..just let them be as they are now and enjoy ur drives..
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Excuse me for being a bit amused! We have people putting tubes in tubeless tyres and people taking tubes out of tubetype tyres! What is it in us that tells us to go against the written word??
Anyways BHP, true tubeless tyres are dangerous only when the sidewall gets reptured. Your "tubeless" tyre has the additional vulnerability of a valve that has been "added" onto the tyre. So....

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What additional "valve" you are talking abt...every tubeless tyre needs to add that valve.
No reason to panic..I repeat. I simply do not understand what is the problem so long as they hold air (and hold air they will..since manufacturing tolerance of the so called "tubed" variety is very similar to tube type tyres) nowadays
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dude ....what the heck are u talking about.

tubeless are different from tubetype......



i have seen people do that .....but stay away from such things.
I meant that even the tube type have design very similar to tubeless and can hold air very well
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