I don't have a problem using split ring rims as on military trucks. I like not having machines to break down the tire for flat repair. Caution is always in order when reinflating after repair. Have the right tools for the job. The rest is your sweat equity.
you want to feel safe, put a couple pieces of chain around the tire and wheel when you start inflating the tire. i usually go around the ring smacking it with the sledge making sure it seats GOOD. if you don't feel comfortable let a tire shop do it. i've been doing rims for a good 55 yrs. and never had an incident, except for smashing my fingers with the sledge hammer. never did it again though.
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