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Old 09-14-2015, 07:25 AM   #1
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Rodgard Run Flat tire inserts

I was watching a "how its Made" show this weekend and they were building a Armored diplomat car. One of the last steps was break down the original tire and insert a Run Flat insert in the tire that clamped onto the rim.
It looked like a hard plastic band, hinged on one side, turnbuckle on the other that you used to tighten it to the rim.
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Runflat Tires at Rodgard

No prices, but they have them for 19.5 and 22 inch wheels.
I would not do them all the way around, but might be a little security on the front.
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Old 09-14-2015, 07:59 AM   #2
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Hi Milton,
Search for Tyron.
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It's called Tyron or something like that. Heard its around $1000 a tire.
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It's called Tyron or something like that. Heard its around $1000 a tire.

Ouch,

I did check, they are a UK company, the other one is in Buffalo NY.
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Old 09-14-2015, 07:31 PM   #5
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I watched the Rodgard video. It appears that it is similar to the Tyron band in that it clamps onto the rim and fills the big void in the bottom of the rim to prevent the tire from dropping into the void when air pressure is lost. However, I think that it differs from the Tyron band in that it appears to be designed to provide a small wheel to safely drive on when the outside tire fails.

Very interesting.

Any prices?

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For what they cost you can buy a couple of front tires. Also you need a special tool to take the tire off to fix a flat. Dealers will poo poo that statement but I talked to a couple of tire dealers about it and they just started swearing a blue streak and said they ended up breaking the inserts getting the tire off to fix it. Do your own research before you run out and buy them.
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Milton,
I agree that they would only have to be used on the front wheels. I don't think that a rear tire blowout will cause a life threatening accident, in general. However, the horror stories about front tire blowouts really scares me. I've often thought about buying the Tyron bands, now there's Rodgard inserts available.

So far, I've been comforting myself by keeping new good brand tires on the front, using a TPMS and driving very carefully.

But I realize that if I experience a front blowout that almost kills me or my wife, then I'll be wishing I'd made the decision to use the Tyron bands or Rodgard inserts. Of course, if the accident kills us, then we won't care.

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