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Old 01-05-2015, 10:48 AM   #1
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OK, Tyron bands

what is the skinny and the feed back on these, I have read some good stories on these, what is every ones take, or why would it not be a good idea to have them on the front tires for blow outs
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what is the skinny and the feed back on these, I have read some good stories on these, what is every ones take, or why would it not be a good idea to have them on the front tires for blow outs
All I know is video's I've seen. Guess they are kind of like insurance. Don't know until you need them. They certainly don't prevent a blowout, just suppose to make it easier to control.
I have them installed, although I hope I never have to find how how good they are.
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All I know is video's I've seen. Guess they are kind of like insurance. Don't know until you need them. They certainly don't prevent a blowout, just suppose to make it easier to control.
I have them installed, although I hope I never have to find how how good they are.
I understand that you need to carry a special tool with you for tie people to use when mounting or unmounting tires when you have then installed. Is that true and is the device easy to store?

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Michelin says using these will void Michelin's warranty.
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I understand that you need to carry a special tool with you for tie people to use when mounting or unmounting tires when you have then installed. Is that true and is the device easy to store?

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The tool is in a case about 3in thick by 15 in long and 10 in high. Has a handle and is easy to store.
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Michelin says using these will void Michelin's warranty.
They don't have anything to do with the tires. To void a warranty the warrantor has to prove the accessory caused the failure. I haven't talked to Michelin but I doubt they said that since it's not enforceable.

I have talked to Michelin warranty now and as I suspected they said has no affect on warranty unless somehow the bands cause a tire failure.
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Les Schwab, found the Tyron's in my front tires when I bought new tires. They or I had never seen them before. With a little extra work they got the tires removed and new mounted with no special tools. I Goggled them when I got home, and happy to have them. The MH was a 3 yr old repo.
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Found out mine had them when I replaced the tires. Tire shop was able to loosen them up and install the new tires. Glad to have them, cuz I didn't have to pay extra for them and they look like they could be of great service if you ever experienced a front blowout. Randy
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Tyron was developed in England and installed on all of their military vehicles. When they came to the U.S., they started their sales in California and worked east. My Department was asked to assist in demonstrating the product by blowing a hole in a tire at about 50 mph so various news crews could film how they work.

How they work....The Tyron band prevents the tire from coming off of the rim, even in a blowout. It DOESN"T prevent blowouts, but keeps the tire on the rim while driving when the tire is flat.

Every rim has a deep center well so tires can be installed. As the tire is installed, the tire bead drops down into that well and slips over the edge of the rim. If a rim didn't have a deep center well, you couldn't install a tire.

Once the tire is completely installed on the rim, it's pushed down and the Tyron band is installed, inside the tire, covering the center well. The tire is then inflated, balanced and installed as normal.

When a flat occurs, a tire can actually come off of the rim is driven too long. With the Tyron band installed, the beads of the tire CAN'T fall into the well of the rim and then come off the rim. As long as the Tyron band is in place, the tire will run without air until there is nothing left, but the tire beads.

So......in a blowout, the Tyron band will keep the tire from coming off of the rim, but that's it. They're pricey and a good mark up for a selling dealer. Our Department bought several thousand for patrol cars, but slowly removed and discontinued using them.

During the demonstration, I installed an explosive charge on the sidewall and detonated it while the vehicle was travelling at 50 mph. The inventor than drove the car like a maniac for several minutes, showing that the tire would not come off. Our vehicle testing unit ran several vehicles down to just sidewall material during testing.
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http://www.michelintruck.com/micheli...01_Runflat.pdf
Obviously I mis-read this Michelin bulletin, I overlooked the part about running underinflated or off-road. All is well if the owner can prove the tires were not ran under-inflated.
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Our Bounder came with the Tyron bands and I liked the concept. But back in 2007 Tyron apparently didn't provide ALL the tools needed to dismount the bands - all we were given was a hex socket that fit the bolt to tighten the bands. It turns out you also need the tool that compresses the tire so you can reach inside the tire to actually get at the bands. The tire shop, a large Michelin truck dealer, knew about the bands but did not have the tool needed to compress the tire sidewall - it took 2 guys with their long tire irons and their weight standing on the tire to get the things out so they could swap the tires.

As I was watching them I wondered what would happen if I was on the side of the road and the tire truck only had a single guy who may or may not know about the bands - I told them to leave the bands out!
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Never heard of these before. I learn something from this forum almost every day . Cool read.
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I've been at auto auctions before where a wrecked because of a blow-out Class A RV will come up for sale. The damage/carnage caused by some of the front blowouts is serious. We think the Tyrons are pretty good insurance.
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I have a set of them I purchased then sold the coach and never installed them. still new in the box. Fits 19.5 wheels incl tool.
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