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Anyone have experience with "Tireloc" http://www.tireloc.com/

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 84silverK5, Dec 11, 2001.

  1. 84silverK5

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    Re: Anyone have experience with \"Tireloc\" http://www.tireloc.com/

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.tireloc.com>http://www.tireloc.com</a>

    hola
     
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    Re: Anyone have experience with \"Tireloc\" http://www.tireloc.com/

    Here's a link to some prices.
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.jdsoffroad.com/store/index.cfm?storeid=1&amp;makemodelid=ALL&amp;MODELYEAR=ALL&amp;make=ALL&amp;field=Manufactureid&amp;catid=35&amp;start=1>http://www.jdsoffroad.com/store/index.cfm?storeid=1&amp;makemodelid=ALL&amp;MODELYEAR=ALL&amp;make=ALL&amp;field=Manufactureid&amp;catid=35&amp;start=1</a>
     
  4. Greg72

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    Re: Anyone have experience with \"Tireloc\" http://www.tireloc.com/

    Fellow CK5 member "Titanic" has reportedly been using this system for about 4 years. It would sure be nice to get some comments from them, since this thread is also being discussed on the "ORD" board....[​IMG]



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    Re: Anyone have experience with \"Tireloc\" http://www.tireloc.com/

    I asked this same question a couple of months ago

    Titanic had many good things to say about this system. I also posted this on the pirate board and got some good feedback.

    Of the people that used it , they said they would not use any other beadlock system

    There is one distributor in the usa

    I asked about 16.5 " wheels but these are not available in the us or sweden. Contacted both of them

    They are looking into a better system for 16.5's. I will follow up with them .

    I am very interested in gettin these bealocks .

    I also have talked to some race car owners who also use this type of system.

    I will wait for these.

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    Re: Anyone have experience with \"Tireloc\" http://www.tireloc.com/

    Hmmm, JDS says they have 16.5s. On sale no less. What gives?

    Russ

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    Some day: 4" lift, 44" tires, massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     
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    Re: Anyone have experience with \"Tireloc\" http://www.tireloc.com/

    Tireloc does make them for 16.5 "wheels-that's what I've got. JD's is the only U.S. dealer and I worked with them after I bought mine to make them better. JD's found a farm equipment grade innertube that's much better than what TireLoc uses and they were very cheap. I made a better valve stem design,(TireLoc made a special valve stem that you had to use to inflate the main body of the tire but it put the steel stem out real close to the rims edge making it prone to rock damage). My valve stem can be placed completely inside the body of the wheel out of harms way. If you need any additional info.-shoot me an e-mail
     
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    If you purchase a set of these-e-mail me and I'll go over some tips on installation-you'll want to do it yourself. Steve
     
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    Re: Anyone have experience with \"Tireloc\" http://www.tireloc.com/

    What the price of these for 4?
    I would think to just get 15 beadlocks and grind the caliper would be cheaper. Or is this just for the DOT approved aspect of it.

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    Re: Anyone have experience with \"Tireloc\" http://www.tireloc.com/

    This is the e-mail I received from jds on Oct. 11
    It's the 16.5x14 which he did not have


    "Your 16.5x14 wheels require a very wide liner which we have been working on improving. Because of that, I am not currently selling the kits for rims widder than 12". If you can use 12" wide rims, I can sell you the kit for $879.99 + frieght.
    Shipping to Canada is tricky, please send me your postal code and I will get a price."

    Same answer from Sweden.

    I will continue to follow up with them though


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    Re: Anyone have experience with \"Tireloc\" http://www.tireloc.com/

    "I see!", said the blind man. It's the width, not the diameter. Thanks.

    Russ

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    Re: Anyone have experience with \"Tireloc\" http://www.tireloc.com/

    Do you use the tireloc system on your 'burban or the hybrid?
    also do you use them on the highway?
    My problem is i am too poor to afford 2 sets of tires. If these really work on the street, they are my only option.
    What pressure setting work on the street? seems to me like there needs to be pressure in the tire to keep the bead on during hghway driving and cornoring...

    -zakk

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    Zakk,

    What seems so cool about it is that you have a "tire within a tire" effect. The "inner" beadlock could presumably be filled to 30psi and left at that presssure ALWAYS (onroad or offroad)....the "outer" part could be set at your favorite street pressure for on-road driving and then aired down for the off-road stuff.

    Since the "inner" tire stays pressurized at 30psi....even when offroading, it would take LESS time to air-down.....and it would take less air to fill back up to street pressure. You are only re-filling the "outer" part.....so no matter HOW you air up (Powertank, ARB-compressor, etc) it will be faster and more efficient with the Tire-Loc system. [​IMG]



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    i will speak about it more with you when i get the flowmasters this weekend...

    -zakk

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    Re: Anyone have experience with \"Tireloc\" http://www.tireloc.com/

    TireLoc's system is the only street legal beadlock outside Hummer wheels that I know of. TireLocs are much better than regular beadlocks because they lock both inside and outside beads-not just the outside. When you air down to say...8psi, the innertube would be around 30psi. When your truck transfers weight to this tire the tire will compress down until the innertube touches from the inside. This allows all the difference in traction over regular beadlocks
     
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    You are exactly correct on all points
     
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    Zakk, My sub is being turned into a hybrid as we speak-so yes I have these TireLocs on my Sub. "Titanic" will no longer exist-I'll need a new screen name I guess. When you have the TireLoc setup, each wheel has two valve stems. One goes to the innertube, the other to the tire as normal. The Kevlar liner that the innertube stays in, is only about 4-5 inches larger in diameter than the wheel. This means that the innertube expands laterally- not toward the tread of the tire at all. On the street, you would air up the tires to normal street pressure keeping the innertube pressure always about 5psi higher than the tire to prevent collapse of the tube. Offroad, you can air down as low as you want-even to zero as a run flat to get out of the woods mode. I generally ran around 8-10 psi in the tires and 30 psi in the tubes. This was with the weight of a Sub(7500lbs)-so if you are lighter-as I will be, I will probably drop the psi a few. -Steve
     
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    Re: Anyone have experience with \"Tireloc\" http://www.tireloc.com/

    Seems like the link does not work and also the section on JD website doesnt work.

    Just old... or they are gone or what?
     
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    Re: Anyone have experience with \"Tireloc\" http://www.tireloc.com/

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