Category: Tire Protection

29 Aug

Land Mine/Blast Protection: VFI

VFI (Variable Function Insert) is a solid rubber insert that fits securely around a multi-piece, “flat base” rim. The device is inserted into a tubeless tire, which is in turn fitted around the wheel, thus becoming an “assembly” of complimentary components all designed to work together to provide optimum mobility. The Bulldog VFI is also designed to function as both a beadlock and Run Flat, thus providing maximum performance in all terrain conditions. Most importantly, the VFI meets all U.S. military standards, as well as the FINABEL and NATO standards required by most European military agencies making the VFI the most widely used Run Flat in the world.

Simply stated, a Run Flat Device provides continued mobility in the event of partial or complete loss of tire air pressure. Under attack conditions, a Run Flat increases survivability of the vehicle occupants by allowing them to drive safely to a safe location, even if the vehicle’s tires suffer complete air loss from hostile fire. Run Flat Tire inserts are bullet resistant, and offer added countermine protection to the vehicle and its occupants, and allow operations at high speeds as well as sustained mobility over any terrain.This system is normally sold as a complete assembly, consisting of the VFI Run Flat, Tire, and Wheel.

Please note: specifications and information listed on this page are subject to change without notice.

Military, Police, Government pricing and sales only!

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2dr4dr

(ie. 235/70R/16)

14"15"16"17"17.5"18"19.5"20"22.5"

4 units per set


Standard VFI Run Flat Tire Inserts Only
Countermine VFI Run Flat Tire Inserts Only
Standard VFI Complete Assembly: Tire, Wheel, VFI Run Flat Tire Insert
Countermine VFI Complete Assembly: Tire, Wheel, VFI Run Flat Tire Insert

[ie. BF Goodrich 235/85R16 ] [This information is needed only if you are requesting pricing on Complete Assemblies]

12 Months for Defects in Manufacture.
Our Run Flat Tire Inserts are designed to work with TUBELESS Tires Only.

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29 Aug

Bulldog SecureBands™ Tire Safety Bands

Bulldog SecureBands Tire Safety Bands

When a tire deflates, air pressure reaches a low point providing insufficient pressure to hold the tire in the correct position on the wheel. The tire bead can move around freely and drop into the wheel well resulting in loss of traction, braking and mobility. Sudden air loss can cause you to lose control of your vehicle resulting in catastrophic consequences. Enter the Bulldog SecureBand wheel safety system!SecureBands Illustration

Bulldog SecureBand is designed to simply fit over the wheel well to prevent the tire bead from moving into the well.

Bulldog SecureBand helps prevent the tire from coming off the wheel during a blowout or puncture.

Bulldog SecureBand assists the driver in maintaining control of the vehicle as a result of a flat or blowout.

Bulldog SecureBand helps maintain braking and mobility after tire deflation allowing driver to travel to a safe stop.

Bulldog Direct Protective Systems Inc. is the sole U.S. distributor/manufacturer’s representative. We offer U.S. distributorships to RV dealers and other such companies. Please feel free to contact us regarding setting up a Distributorship.

Our manufacturer is Rodgard Industries, with 25 years of industry leadership and innovation. You can be assured the Bulldog SecureBand is as robust as our other extended mobility products. Utilizing our state of the art testing facilities and technical expertise, we designed the world’s most advanced wheel safety system.

With the Bulldog SecureBand we’ve taken the well filler wheel safety system concept to another dimension, keeping cost and quality as our top priorities.

SecureBands IllustrationKEY FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • Cost Savings (our competitors sell a similar product for $2,000 per set)
  • Non-corrosive
  • 1 piece design vs. multi-piece design
  • User-friendly installation compared to other well fillers
  • Lightweight, flexible design for easy installation
  • No wheel damage during installation as seen with rigid designs
  • No impact on wheel balancing and driving performance
  • Quick connect feature for temporary installation
  • Adjustable length and width to fit all wheel profiles
  • Installed to a specified torque to assure proper fitment and performance
  • Ability to supply high volume “Big Series” design ready to mount, no extra pieces

VEHICLE MARKETS SERVED INCLUDE:SecureBands Illustration

  • Police and Fire Vehicles
  • Trailers and Caravans
  • Cash in Transit Vehicles
  • VIP Vehicles
  • Diplomat Vehicles
  • Government Agencies
  • Safety Conscious Drivers

Distributorships Available

Blue denotes available sales territory.
White denotes a state with a Bulldog SecureBand Distributor

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Technical Data:
Wheel Sizes: 13″ – 20″, one piece drop center
Weight: 20 – 35 oz. depending on size (.56-1kg)
Stainless steel band construction: non-corrosive
Reinforced Fastening Mechanism, toughened stainless steel
Maximum Torque: 13 lb-ft (18 N-m)

Polymer Segments:
Specially formulated, heat resistant to 509°F (265°C)
Resistant to bending and deformation under sever loads
Symmetrical design allows for proper wheel balancing
Segmented design allows tire to grip for maintained traction

Accepts tire pressure monitoring systems
Adjustable for all drop center geometries
No special tools needed for assembly

Our Bulldog SecureBands install in minutes following the step-by-step instructions provided with each set of Tire Safety Bands.

Distributorships available!

Bulldog SecureBands are waranteed 12 month for defects in manufacturing.

Distributors, fleet vehicle users, vehicle builders: your inquires are welcome!

Please note: specifications and information listed on this page are subject to change without notice.

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Passenger Car
SUV
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Passenger Van
Other:


2dr4dr

(ie. 235/70R/16)

14"15"16"17"17.5"18"19.5"20"22.5"

Minimum order is one set / 4 units per set

Due to the nature of our products and services, we require some contact information before we can provide you with a price quotation.

Fields marked with a red asterix (*) are required. Please note: This information is for our confidential records only and will not be sold or provided to any third party. This information is sent using a secure server making your personal information safe. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 513-281-6700, 9AM-5PM M-F EST.

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29 Aug

Custom Wheels

Custom WheelsBulldog Direct offers you a complete turnkey package built to our high standards of performance in our new state of the art wheel center. Our experienced engineers can design, engineer and manufacture wheels to meet every specialized need; they can even produce an entire “private label” line of wheels for your requirements of wheels for automobiles, trucks, military vehicles, or high-security armored limousines.

Our Service Includes: all requisite Certifications of Compliance to whatever standards are required by your end user. Performed by independent testing laboratories. We can manufacture wheels in steel, or forged or cast aluminum, in one, two or three piece units, as required by your vehicles design needs. Multi-piece wheels can be bolted or welded together.

All wheels can be built to the load bearing specifications as required for your custom application. We can manufacture Custom Wheels up to 24″ in diameter. Wheel surfaces are prepared for finishing via an aqueous pre-treatment process, electrostatic powder coated and cured in a high temperature oven to produce a high quality corrosive-resistant finish in the color of your choice.

Ceramic Hard Armor Plate - Threat Level IV

29 Aug

CRF Run Flat Tire Inserts Installation

CRF Run Flat Tire Insert installation process

#1 Inspect wheel before installing… clean wheel and install metal valve supplied with your order.

#2 Ensure that the CRF will properly fit your wheel! Position CRF arcs against wheel and confirm they are properly mated. Install bolts to ensure CRF is secure to wheel drop center; continue to tighten bolts until joint faces are together. For additional tightness, rotate one or both washers 180 degrees as needed.

CRF Run Flat Tire Insert installation process,run flat being fitted on wheel

#3 Insert the two “arcs” into tire with flanges and washers facing up. Apply Locktite to bolt threads. Connect “arcs” loosely with one bolt, as shown in photo below.

CRF Run Flat Tire Insert installation process,run flat being fitted inside tire

The Bulldog Direct CRF is NOT a run flat tire like Goodyear and Firestone’s run flat tires, but a tire rim insert that is custom manufactured to fit your vehicle tire rim. Manufactured from a lightweight space age ballistic composite and balanced during manufacture, it will not create any tire-wheel imbalances. Use your existing tires and rims!

CRF Run Flat Tire Insert installation process,run flat being fitted inside tire

#4 Fit inboard tire bead and CRF on your wheel and allow CRF to move into the wheel’s drop center.

CRF Run Flat Tire Insert installation process, run flat being fitted on tire machine

#5 With outboard tire bead on outside of wheel flange, place steel mounting rods (mounting kit provided with your order) in the 1/2″ holes provided on each side of the CRF. Slip adjustment band over mounting rods.  Laterally spread rods at top, closing the CRF. Install the remaining bolt, apply Locktite to bolt threads and tighten all bolts and torque to 50 ft. lbs. Installation takes about 20 minutes per wheel.

CRF Run Flat Tire Insert installation process, run flat being fitted on tire machine for final installation

#6  Secure mechanical lock over all connection bolts.  Attach with Phillip’s head screws provided.  Mount outboard tire bead and inflate tire to manufacturer’s recommended pressure for load carried.  Re-balance finished assembly, and you’re done!

Fits standard rim sizes: 13″ 14″ 15″ 16″ 17″ 17.5″ 18″ 19.5″ 22.5″

For Family Cars, Trucks, Vans, Police, Fire, Safety Vehicles

Please note: specifications and information listed on this page are subject to change without notice.

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29 Aug

Composite Run Flat Tire Inserts

Air Leaks | Road Debris | Pot Holes | Ballistics
We Protect You!

Installation Instructions

CRF Animation

This is a reinforced polymer device designed to provide flat tire mobility when used with pneumatic tires. This special composite material reduces friction and heat buildup inside a flat tire. The Bulldog Direct “CRF” is not a run flat tire, but a tire rim insert that is custom manufactured to fit your vehicle’s tire and rim specifications. When your existing tires have worn out and need to be exchanged for a new set, our Run Flat Tire Inserts may be removed and installed with the new set of tires, giving the vehicle owner many years, and thousands of miles of use.

Our Standard “CRF” offers Bullet Resistant Protection from Handgun and Rifle Rounds.

Our Composite Run Flat Tire Inserts Can handle the added weight of a Heavily Armored Vehicle, something that Goodyear and Firestone’s Run Flat Tires are not designed to do.

CRF Runflats

The Bulldog Direct “Composite Run Flat Tire Inserts” or “CRF” helps ensure family vehicle safety and accident prevention by virtually eliminating the effects normally associated with rapid tire deflation and high speed blow-outs. The driver of a CRF equipped vehicle typically maintains control of the vehicle and continues to drive until the tire can be inspected and/or changed at a safe location. The CRF can also facilitate a fast getaway from vehicle attacks, which are so common today! An important consideration for vehicles frequently driven into dangerous areas or used in situations where security is paramount.

The Bulldog Direct CRF is not a Run Flat Tire like Goodyear or Firestone’s tires, but a tire rim insert that is custom manufactured to fit your vehicle’s tire and rim specifications. Manufactured from a lightweight space age ballistic composite and balanced during manufacture, the Run Flat Tire Insert will not create any tire-wheel imbalances. Use your existing tires and rims! Another advantage of our Run Flat Tire Inserts is our “One Time Cost.” When your existing tires have worn out and need to be exchanged for a new set, our Run Flat Tire Inserts may be removed and installed with the new set of tires, giving the vehicle owner many years, and thousands of miles of use.

CRF – the “Composite Run Flat Tire Insert,” is a reinforced polymer device designed to provide flat tire mobility when used with pneumatic tires. This special composite material reduces friction and heat buildup inside a flat tire. The CRF is easily mounted inside a standard tubeless tire on a traditional “drop center style” wheel using normal tire mounting tools. Each CRF is custom built to meet the specific load rating criteria and distance requirements of the application. CRF products are specified on numerous government and security vehicles where flat tire mobility is critical. In addition, the CRF is used on emergency vehicles, prisoner transport trucks and surveillance vehicles and in similar applications where continued mobility is essential.

 Pricing and sales are limited to 2010 to 2018  year vehicles years only! Minimum order is one set  /4 wheels.

CRF Run-Flat Tire Inserts

Please note: specifications and information listed on this page are subject to change without notice.

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Passenger Car
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Other:


2dr4dr

(ie. 235/70R/16)

14"15"16"17"17.5"18"19.5"22"22.5"

For 20" rims, please see Rodgard Run Flat Tire Inserts.

(4 units per set)

Standard Set of 4 CRF Style Run Flat Tire Inserts
* Land Mine / Blast Protection Type Run Flat Tire Inserts set of (4) (This is a Complete Assembly : Tire Wheel, Run Flat Tire Insert)

*Special Requests Only. Not for general use!

12 Months for Defects in Manufacture.
Our Run Flat Tire Inserts are designed to work with TUBELESS Tires Only.
Our Run Flat Tire Inserts ARE NOT Designed to work with Existing Run Flat Type Tires and Wheels - Rims.

Due to the nature of our products and services, we require some information listed below, before we can provide you with a price quotation.We do not provide pricing over the phone.

Fields marked in red (*) are required. Please note: This information is for our confidential records only and will not be sold or provided to any third party. This information is sent using a secure server making your personal information safe. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 513-281-6700, 9AM-5PM M-F EST.

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29 Aug

Rodgard Product Guide

Rodgard Run Flat Tire Insert Product Guide

The following chart is provided to assist you in the product selection for your vehicle. Using the charts: select a Rodgard Run Flat Tire Insert based on your tire size and profile. The color coding chart is used for the proper selection.
NOT Recommended for your application: Please contact us.
Close Fit: Requires Detailed Application Review with our Engineers.
Best Fit: Optimal Run Flat Performance for standard roads.
Best Fit: Optimal Run Flat Performance for Rough Off-Road conditions.
Limited Run Flat PerformancePlease contact us.
 

14″ Rims


Tire Size

SLR

SLID

Tread

14″ Standard

14″ Get -A-Way

225/50R14

10.51

19.53

0.75

245/50R14

10.88

20.25

0.75

265/50R14

11.24

20.98

0.75

205/55R14

10.52

19.55

0.75

255/55R14

11.52

20.54

0.75

175/60R14

10.24

18.99

0.75

185/60R14

11.70

19.42

0.75

195/60R14

10.68

19.86

0.75

205/60R14

10.90

20.29

0.75

215/60R14

11.11

20.72

0.75

225/60R14

11.33

21.16

0.75

235/60R14

11.55

21.59

0.75

245/60R14

11.76

20.07

0.75

255/60R14

11.98

22.46

0.75

265/60R14

12.20

22.90

0.75

275/60R14

12.42

23.33

0.75

165/65R14

10.32

19.15

0.75

175/65R14

10.56

19.62

0.75

185/65R14

10.80

20.09

0.75

195/65R14

11.03

20.56

0.75

215/65R14

11.50

21.50

0.75

175/70R14

10.88

20.25

0.75

185/70R14

11.13

20.76

0.75

195/70R14

11.38

21.27

0.75

205/70R14

11.64

21.78

0.75

215/70R14

11.89

22.28

0.75

225/70R14

12.14

22.79

0.75

235/70R14

12.40

23.30

0.75

245/70R14

12.65

23.80

0.75

175/75R14

11.19

20.89

0.75

185/75R14

11.47

21.43

0.75

195/75R14

11.74

21.97

0.75

205/75R14

12.01

22.52

0.75

215/75R14

12.28

23.06

0.75

225/75R14

12.55

23.60

0.75

165R14

11.22

20.94

0.75

175R14

11.51

21.52

0.75

185R14

11.80

22.10

0.75

15″ Rims


Tire Size

SLR

SLID

Tread

15″ Standard

15″Low Profile 


15″Get away 


15″XLP 


195/50R15

10.43

19.36

0.75

205/50R15

10.61

19.73

0.75

215/50R15

10.79

20.09

0.75

225/50R15

10.97

20.45

0.75

235/50R15

11.16

20.81

0.75

245/50R15

11.34

21.17

0.75

265/50R15

11.70

21.90

0.75

275/50R15

11.88

22.26

0.75

295/50R15

12.24

22.99

0.75

305/50R15

12.42

23.35

0.75

325/50R15

12.79

24.07

0.75

185/55R15

10.59

19.67

0.75

195/55R15

10.78

20.07

0.75

205/55R15

10.98

20.47

0.75

225/55R15

11.38

21.26

0.75

255/55R15

11.98

22.46

0.75

345/55R15

13.77

26.05

0.75

185/60R15

10.92

20.34

0.75

195/60R15

11.14

20.78

0.75

205/60R15

11.36

21.21

0.75

215/60R15

11.57

1.64

0.75

225/60R15

11.79

22.08

0.75

235/60R15

12.01

22.51

0.75

245/60R15

12.22

22.95

0.75

255/60R15

12.44

23.38

0.75

265/60R15

12.66

23.82

0.75

275/60R15

12.88

24.25

0.75

295/60R15

13.31

25.12

0.75

315/60R15

13.75

25.99

0.75

185/65R15

11.26

21.01

0.75

195/65R15

11.49

21.48

0.75

205/65R15

11.73

21.95

0.75

215/65R15

11.96

22.42

0.75

235/65R15

12.43

23.37

0.75

255/65R15

12.90

24.31

0.75

295/65R15

13.85

26.19

0.75

175/70R15

11.34

21.17

0.75

185/70R15

11.59

21.68

0.75

195/70R15

11.84

22.19

0.75

205/70R15

12.10

22.70

0.75

215/70R15

12.35

23.20

0.75

225/70R15

12.60

23.71

0.75

235/70R15

12.86

24.22

0.75

245/70R15

13.11

24.72

0.75

255/70R15

13.37

25.23

0.75

265/70R15

13.62

25.74

0.75

275/70R15

13.87

26.24

0.75

195/75R15

12.20

22.89

0.75

205/75R15

12.47

23.44

0.75

215/75R15

12.74

23.98

0.75

225/75R15

13.01

24.52

0.75

235/75R15

13.28

25.07

0.75

245/75R15

13.56

25.61

0.75

265/75R15

14.10

26.70

0.75

165R15

11.68

21.86

0.75

205R16

12.84

24.18

0.75

16″ Rims


Tire Size

SLR

SLID

Tread

16″XT.Std 


16″ S.Standard 


16″ Standard

16″Low Profile 


16″Get away 


16″XLP 


205/40R16

10.33

19.16

0.75

245/45R16

11.35

21.21

0.75

265/45R16

11.68

21.86

0.75

195/50R16

10.89

20.28

0.75

205/50R16

11.107

20.65

0.75

215/50R16

11.25

21.01

0.75

225/50R16

11.43

21.37

0.75

235/50R16

11.62

21.73

0.75
245/50R16

11.98

22.09

0.75
255/50R16

11.98

22.46

0.75

265/50R16

12.16

22.82

0.75

275/50R16

12.34

23.18

0.75

295/50R16

12.70

23.91

0.75

205/55R16

11.44

21.39

0.75

215/55R16

11.64

21.79

0.75

225/55R16

11.84

22.18

0.75
235/55R16

12.04

22.58

0.75

205/60R16

11.82

22.13

0.75

215/60R16

12.03

22.56

0.75

225/60R16

12.25

23.00

0.75

235/60R16

12.47

23.43

0.75

285/60R16

13.55

25.61

0.75

215/65R16

13.55

25.61

0.75

225/65R16

12.66

23.81

0.75

255/65R16

13.36

25.23

0.75

265/65R16

13.60

25.70

0.75

275/65R16

13.83

26.17

0.75

285/65R16

14.07

26.64

0.75

295/65R16

14.31

27.11

0.75

215/70R16

12.81

24.12

0.75

225/70R16

13.06

24.63

0.75

235/70R16

13.32

25.14

0.75

245/70R16

13.57

25.64

0.75

255/70R16

13.83

26.15

0.75

265/70R16

14.08

26.66

0.75

275/70R16

14.33

27.16

0.75

305/70R16

15.09

28.69

0.75

315/70R16

15.35

29.19

0.75

225/75R16

13.47

25.44

0.75

235/75R16

13.74

25.99

0.75

245/75R16

14.02

26.53

0.75

265/75R16

14.56

27.62

0.75

285/75R16

15.10

28.70

0.75
315/75R16

15.92

30.33

0.75

155R15

11.85

22.20

0.75

205R16

13.30

25.10

0.75

17″ Rims


Tire Size

SLR

SLID

Tread

17″ Standard

17″Low Profile 


17″Get away 


17″XLP 


285/35R17

11.43

21.37

0.75

315/35R17

11.81

22.13

0.75

335/35R17

12.07

22.63

0.75

215/40R17

10.93

20.37

0.75

245/40R17

11.37

21.24

0.75

255/40R17

11.51

21.53

0.75

265/40R17

11.66

21.82

0.75

275/40R17

11.80

22.11

0.75

285/40R17

11.95

22.40

0.75

215/45R17

11.32

21.15

0.75

225/45R17

11.49

21.47

0.75

235/45R17

11.65

21.80

0.75

245/45R17

11.81

22.13

0.75

255/45R17

11.98

22.45

0.75

305/45R17

12.79

24.08

0.75

315/45R17

12.95

24.41

0.75

205/50R17

11.53

21.57

0.75

215/50R17

11.71

21.93

0.75

225/50R17

11.89

22.29

0.75

235/50R17

12.08

22.65

0.75

245/50R17

12.26

23.01

0.75

255/50R17

12.44

23.38

0.75

225/55R17

12.30

23.10

0.75

235/55R17

12.50

23.50

0.75

255/55R17

12.90

24.30

0.75

265/55R17

13.10

24.70

0.75

275/55R17

13.30

25.10

0.75

205/60R17

12.28

23.05

0.75

215/60R17

12.49

23.48

0.75

225/60R17

12.71

23.92

0.75

235/60R17

12.93

24.35

0.75

265/60R17

13.58

25.66

0.75

275/60R17

13.80

26.09

0.75

285/60R17

14.01

26.53

0.75

235/65R17

13.35

25.21

0.75

245/65R17

13.59

25.68

0.75

255/65R17

13.82

26.15

0.75

265/65R17

14.06

26.62

0.75

275/65R17

14.29

27.09

0.75

285/65R17

14.53

27.56

0.75

245/70R17

14.03

26.56

0.75

255/70R17

14.29

27.07

0.75

265/70R17

14.54

27.58

0.75

275/70R17

14.79

28.08

0.75

245/75R17

14.48

27.45

0.75

255/75R16

14.75

27.99

0.75

18″ Rims


Tire Size

SLR

SLID

Tread

18″Low Profile 


18″Get away 


18″XLP 


335/30R18

11.92

22.34

0.75

245/35R18

11.39

21.27

0.75

275/35R18

11.77

22.03

0.75

285/35R18

11.89

22.29

0.75

225/40R18

11.54

20.81

0.75

245/40R18

11.83

22.16

0.75

255/40R18

11.97

22.45

0.75

265/40R18

12.12

22.74

0.75

275/40R18

12.26

23.03

0.75

315/40R18

12.84

24.19

0.75

245/45R18

12.27

23.05

0.75

255/45R18

12.44

23.37

0.75

295/45R18

13.09

23.57

0.75

235/50R18

12.54

20.47

0.75

255/55R18

13.36

25.22

0.75

285/55R18

13.96

26.42

0.75

265/60R18

14.04

26.58

0.75

285/60R18

14.47

27.45

0.75

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29 Aug

Rodgard Run Flat Tire Inserts Installation

Exploded view of Rodgard Run Flat Tire Insert installed on a wheelFITTING INSTRUCTIONS

Models;
14” Standard
15” Standard
16” Standard
16” Super Standard
16” XT
16” Heavy Duty
17” Standard
17” Super Standard

This manual details the instructions to install the Rodgard Runflat system on one piece drop center wheels equipped with safety humps.

Notice:
Failure to follow these instructions may result in component failure and reduced performance.

This manual details the instructions to install the Rodgard Runflat system on one piece drop center wheels equipped with safety humps.

Notice:
Failure to follow these instructions may result in component failure and reduced performance.

The Run Flat system is installed during the tire installation. It is shipped from the manufacturer as a completely assembled unit, and consists of two major components: the Runner and Roller.  (ref. Figure 1)

Hand Tools and Equipment (Figure 2)
•Spanner Adjustment tool (provided) (A)
•Metal tire valve (provided) (B)
•Installation Labels (provided) (C)
•Loctite lubricant (provided) (D)
•9/16” socket extension ratchet
•Standard tubeless tire mounting tools
•Standard tire mounting machine
•Wood blocks
Please note: To help assist with installation, some photos do not depict the lubricant on the roller and runner.

INSTALLATION:
For first time installation, it may be beneficial to install the system on the wheel without the tire. This will allow you to become familiar with the steps prior to full installation.
1. Separate the two roller segments by removing the cross bolts of each section.

2. Do not remove the factory installed lubricant. This is a special, high temperature lubricant that will not harm the tire.

3. Remove the existing rubber valve from the wheel and replace with the metal valve supplied. Also, remove the thumb screw from the spanner nut and keep in hand.

4. With the outboard side of the wheel facing up, install the tire beads on the wheel. Remove the upper bead only. The lower bead can be seated or unseated based on the installers preference.

5. Raise the upper bead and insert the runner as shown in Figure 3. Be sure the side marked “OUTBOARD” is facing up. Pushing down on the tire at the valve stem location, verify the valve stem is in the opening of the runner. (Figure 4).

Once the runner is in place, reach inside and pull the runner up to ensure it is seated correctly within the drop center of the wheel.

6. Place a few wood blocks between the wheel and tire as shown in Figure 5. This will allow clearance to install the roller sections

7a. With the roller “OUTBOARD” side up, snake the roller into the tire as shown in Figure 6 7b. Repeat this for the 2nd half, making sure the eye bolts are in the proper orientation. Refer to Figure 1 for the correct orientation.

8. Reaching inside the tire, rotate the eye bolts and engage the bolt within the other roller section. Rotate the entire unit until the hardware location of the rollers is approximately 90°from the valve stem.

9. Place blocks of wood between the tire and rollers to keep the roller engaged with the runner. (Figure 8)

10. While pulling the tire bead back with a tire iron, orient the eye bolt so the eye is visible through the slot in the roller. If necessary loosen the spanner nut.

Insert the cross bolt and tighten with a 9/16” socket extension ratchet until snug. (Figure 9). Complete for the other location.

11. Use the spanner tool to tighten the rollers together. (Figure 10).
Tighten both ends equally until the roller has a gap approximately equal to the gap noted on the Roller Gap Form included with these instructions. Use a standard tape measure. (Figure 11) (Approx. 6mm)

12. Apply loctite to the thumb screw and thread into the spanner nut. Use hand pliers to tighten until snug (Figure 12)

13. Rotate the thumb spanner toward the outside of the tire until contact is made. (Figure 13)

14. Be sure to remove all wood blocks and tools from the inside of the tire.

15. Place lubricant on the outboard tire bead and install. Inflate the tire to the recommended tire pressure. (Figure 15)

16. Balance the wheel and remove excess lubricant from the exterior of the tire.

17. Place the installation label on the wheel to specify a runflat is installed. (Figure 15)

17.Mount the Wheel –You are finished!

18. Keep the instructions and installation tools with the vehicle spare tire to facilitate future tire changes.

Fits standard rim sizes: 13″ 14″ 15″ 16″ 17″ 17.5″ 18″ 19.5″ 22.5″
For Family Cars, Trucks, Vans, Police, Fire, Safety Vehicles
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