I just hate it when my combat wheels come apart unexpectedly!  Be sure to torque your wheels appropriately.

I just hate it when my combat wheels come apart unexpectedly! Be sure to torque your wheels appropriately.

When you put your combat rims together you should use a torque wrench and set the bolt to 60-70 ft. lbs..

Combat wheels are identified by eight bolts holding together the two halves of the tire rim. When removing a tire, first remove the wheel and be sure to deflate the tire before removing the rim nuts. After removing the rim nuts, remove the outer rim nuts, remove the outer rim then remove the tire after which remove the beard locking ring and tube from the tire.  Mounting the tire is the reverse procedure.  Do not put too much air in the tube when mounting.

From TM 10-1513  Change No. 1, May 15, 1942.  You can find the manual, Maintenance Manual, Willys MB: TM 10-1513 at Amazon.com.

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