Torque Your WW2 Combat Wheels?
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When you put your combat rims together you should use a torque wrench and set the bolt to 60-70 ft. lbs.
Incorrect handling can kill you, so don’t mess around…do it right
The WW2 jeep came with bolt together rims. The theory being that it would be easier to change the tire. These original wheels are now close to 70 years old and I can attest some of them can be very hard to separate!
When working on two piece combat rims make sure they are deflated. Serious injury or death can result!
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.