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Old 07-21-2015, 09:42 AM   #1
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Tyron B-6 Runflat

Has anyone ever heard of this.

Tyron Run Flat

I'm getting tires today and these guys are "what the #%**" is that. I googled it.

Question is do I put it back on?

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Old 07-21-2015, 10:18 AM   #2
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If you googled it, then you probably understand what it's purpose is. It is an add on, relatively expensive but maybe well worth it. It takes special tools to take them off. When you bought the coach there should have been a tool kit for them.
Keep them on.

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Old 07-21-2015, 10:44 AM   #3
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I learned when I bought tires that mine had them. Read about them and figured I got a little bonus that I didn't know about. Absolutely leave them on, don't hurt anything and might just save you sometime. I hadn't found the allen headed tool at the time of my tire purchase so the tire shop made one out of one of their allen wrenches and put it in a drill and power unscrewed it and did the reverse after installing the new tires.
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Old 07-21-2015, 07:11 PM   #4
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"pmgia"......The Tyron band was developed in England for the military and brought over here about 15 years ago. If you look at a vehicle rim, there is a deep center section. This allows the tire to be mounted. The edge of the tire must drop into that deep center in order to be stretched over the rim. Without it, you couldn't install the tire. The Tyron band covers that deep center section, once the tire is installed and prevents the tire from coming off of the rim.

In some run flat situations, the tire can drop one bead into that center section and then roll off of the rim, leaving you driving on the rim. The Tyron band prevents the tire from coming off the rim and can actually be run until all that is left are the two sidewalls of the tire.

When Tyron first appeared on the west coast, I did the explosive demo for Tyron while the local news filmed the bands in action. I set up a blasting cap on the side wall, that blew the tire while the demonstration vehicle was doing about 70mph. The driver then drove around the parking lot like crazy, showing the tire would not come off even though it was flat. We did the demo again in Vegas and they hired someone else when they did the east coast demo.
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Old 07-21-2015, 08:54 PM   #5
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Don, I attempted to access the Tyron USA dealer list but it is password protected with no way to sign up. Is there any way to locate USA dealers?
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Old 07-21-2015, 11:15 PM   #6
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I finally remembered the search function for this site and found a couple things here/on the Internet, thank you for the replies.

I ended up not using the Tyron, mainly because this shop wasn't comfortable mounting the tires on the rim with them installed.

I would like to sell them for a 22.5 wheel so I'll put them in the for sale section. Thanks for the responses, it's what makes this site so good.

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