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I think as they're the riveted type then you can't use tubeless tyres on them, although i'll wait until a grown up comes to confirm that.
the vented (AKA wolf) rims come in tubed and tubeless form, so make sure you get the right ones, but seeing as you already have 4 steel rims, just get 2 more the same. they're considerable cheaper than the vented jobbies, and are more than up to the job.....
LR's were using these rims since waaaaaay back when overlanding started, so no reason why they wouldn't work now.
and with tubed tyres you can always reduce the pressure to give some extra grip without worrying that the bead will get pushed off the rim.
just carry some spare tubes and one of those little kits with the patches and glue in. i think Matt Savage does them, if not then agricultural suppliers do, thats where i got mine from.
yeah the riveted rims 'shouldnt' be run tubeless as Jim says...
personally im not a big fan of the older rims - anything welded is much better and easier to field repair.
wolf rims are great - if you can get a good deal - otherwise use 7x16 inch steel disco rims (the original older style) which are as tough as wolf rims and you can generally pick them up for peanuts on eblag or at sodbury.
as FreeCarver mentons tubeless is the way to go - without a doubt, less heat build up on asphalt and when aired down - and easy to fix with repair strings - you only need the tubes if you really rip open a tyre and have to patch/sew it.
and BFG AT s are a good choice - Mud Terrain are tougher though and better for further South in Africa.
Another vote for wolf wheels - very very strong! I also would mention that a 7.50 tyre is fairly common, light truck variants made by MRF, BKT (both indian) and Double Coin etc (Chinese) is a standard light truck size, readily available and tough as nails... I also found that an old set of riveted LR rims were impossible to balance due to being so out of shape. BFG a good tyre.
I could well be wrong, but I was always under the impression that a rim for tubeless tyres is designed differently to one for tubed tyres! Just looked out the window where I have a tubeless rim from a 105 L/cruiser lying and the lip of the rim looks much bigger than for a tubed type landrover rim if I remember - maybe something you should check!
Personally I would ensure that my tyres and rims are definately compatible... Not so much for low speed 4x4 type use, but long highway miles is what I am wary of with funny tyre/rim combos. With tubeless tyres the repair kit is of course needed - tubes as back up is a good idea, but if you envisage a situation where a sidewall is totally stuffed then you can imagine how a tube will easily protrude through a split side wall. In such a situation you really need some heavy rubber to place between the tube and tyre carcass to contain the tube. Of course it won't last long either. I have seen sidewalls stitched or even bolted (on heavy equipment) to contain a sidewall split and tube. This is one reason why for really remote travel in areas where sidewalls get trashed that people still use very rugged cross-ply tyres and tubes. I have seen Wolf type rims pretty cheap from paddocks etc? I would go for five wolf type tubeless rims and take one of your rims and XZLs as a second spare.
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