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Old 05-05-2016, 12:47 PM   #1
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Unhappy Tubes

I am on my fourth tube since the first of the year. Two were from Tiwan and one from India. They all failed at the seams. Two were in the area where the valved is attached. I got the first two from Coker's when I bought new tires, and the other two from Mac's. I have rim liners and the wheels are powder coated, so no hazzards there. Anyone else have similar problems? Mac's tell me they have had no complaints; so will not give a refund. One tube failed before I even installed the tire on the car. Anyone know where I can get American made tubes?
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Old 05-05-2016, 12:57 PM   #2
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i dont think you can buy american tubes
ive had the same problem
they are a safety hazard
best find some old US made ones even if they are used
they are much better
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Old 05-05-2016, 12:59 PM   #3
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What did Coker Tire say ? Wayne
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Old 05-05-2016, 01:03 PM   #4
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I use this stuff for the rim side of tubes as well as tire bead when installing .
I'm sure you are aware of the necessity to align the stem perpendicular to the rim before adding pressure.
I also spray the side walls of four cars for winter storage to ward off dry rot .
A little bit of the spray goes a long way so one can covers several applications .
Last yr I put new off shore tubes in the front of a T bucket roadster w/ no problem --just lucky I guess ?

http://www.amazon.com/3M-08897-Silic...silicone+spray
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Old 05-05-2016, 01:03 PM   #5
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I had a "new" tube split at the seam with the vehicle sitting in the garage. Probably had less than 1,500 miles on it. The seam wasn't even close to the valve stem. The mate to that one is still holding air, but I'm not holding my breath either.
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Old 05-05-2016, 01:04 PM   #6
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Buy them from brattons or snyders... They have them made to their specs overseas... They are good many here have used them...
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Old 05-05-2016, 01:06 PM   #7
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I use this stuff for the rim side of tubes as well as tire bead when installing .
I'm sure you are aware of the necessity to align the stem perpendicular to the rim before adding pressure.
I also spray the side walls of four cars for winter storage to ward off dry rot .
A little bit of the spray goes a long way so one can covers several applications .

http://www.amazon.com/3M-08897-Silic...silicone+spray
Amazon won't ship aerosols to Alaska. (Nothing against Amazon as most places won't either). Have to find it locally or do without.
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Old 05-05-2016, 01:20 PM   #8
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X2 what Mitch said.
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Old 05-05-2016, 01:26 PM   #9
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Bratton's has tubes that are made in the US.
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Old 05-05-2016, 01:39 PM   #10
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[QUOTE=rscardina;1289192]Bratton's has tubes that are made in the US.[/QUOTE

Are you sure about that??
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Old 05-05-2016, 01:43 PM   #11
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Tubes from Brattons or Synders, and I believe Berts sells the goods ones as well.
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Old 05-05-2016, 01:45 PM   #12
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Bratton's has tubes that are made in the US.
I believe they are manufactured according to Brattons specifications but I am quite sure they are not made in the United States. Wayne
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Old 05-05-2016, 01:51 PM   #13
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I too would agree with buying them at Brattons or Snyders or another good quality vendor.

Some folks apparently have had good luck with motorcycle tubes/
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Are you sure about that??
Both Bratton's and Snyder's catalogs state that their tubes are 100% new rubber, but make no mention of "Made in USA". If they were, logic would only tell me that they would advertise it.
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Old 05-05-2016, 06:57 PM   #15
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When mounting new tires and tubes, resist the urge to discard those 20 year old domestically produced Riverside or Firestone tubes, even if they have more patches than an Army sergeant. The new tubes sourced from some Third World locale might prove to be less reliable.
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Old 05-05-2016, 07:30 PM   #16
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i dont think you can buy american tubes
ive had the same problem
they are a safety hazard
best find some old US made ones even if they are used
they are much better
Try Brattons.
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Old 05-05-2016, 07:35 PM   #17
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I bought mine from Macs a couple years ago. No problems whatsoever. Also bought some for my T about 5 years ago, they were fine too. Lots of people have trouble with tubes. Put a little air in them before you install them, keeps them positioned easier when installing.
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Old 05-05-2016, 11:05 PM   #18
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I bought mine from Macs a couple years ago. No problems whatsoever. Also bought some for my T about 5 years ago, they were fine too. Lots of people have trouble with tubes. Put a little air in them before you install them, keeps them positioned easier when installing.
Also have 5 tubes from macs, and going on my third year no air loss.

Did my own install and was very careful doing so.

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Old 05-06-2016, 12:33 AM   #19
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Buy them from brattons or snyders... They have them made to their specs overseas... They are good many here have used them...
YES YES YES, those are made from 100% rubber, no recycled what ever in the tube.
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Old 05-08-2016, 01:20 PM   #20
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There are no Model A tubes made in the U.S.now! I'm running 40 year old U.S. made tubes,never had a problem.
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