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BEAD LOCKS... can some one explain..

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sandSStorm, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. sandSStorm

    sandSStorm Registered Member

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    I dont want to sound like a dumba$$, I know what they are for, but how do they really work?? How do they fasten the rubber to the wheel?

    TYIA
     
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    yes they really work.
    the outer ring of the beadlocks bolts to the outside of the wheel and clamps the outer bead to it. this will not allow the bead to unseat.
    BUT you can still lose an inner bead, which is alot less likely
     
  3. sandSStorm

    sandSStorm Registered Member

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    But how does it clamp the tire?
     
  4. BranndonC

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    you insert a rubber piece inside the tire which holds the lips., then you bolt a 2 piece rim to the front and the pack, which press the lip against the plastic piece and hold it
    http://www.branndoncoelho.com/blazer/pictures/rims/index.html

    look at my pics, these are called double bead locks since they lock the front and rear
     
  5. sandSStorm

    sandSStorm Registered Member

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    I understand, but this design by BOZO WIZE has me confused...
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    Is that welded to the lip of the wheel?? Or was the lip removed?
     
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    i believe that is a single bead lock, where the lip is partaly removed, and thats welded on, then another ring would sandwhich the lip of the tire between the one you see and the outter ring
     
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    sandSStorm Registered Member

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    Now I see...

    So the wheel lip was removed and another will be fastened to keep the bead in place..


    I see...

    I see...

    TY
     
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    welcome!
     
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    No portion of the rim was removed for this beadlock. The welded on ring drops inside the edge of the rim. It's then welded in place. Now the tire rather than going up and over the edge of the rims just sits against the welded on ring. Second ring squeezes the tire.
     
  10. sandSStorm

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    Thats why the picture didnt look right to me..

    TY
     

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