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#^%$*#* beadlocks!!! I HATE EM

Discussion in 'Pacific Region' started by Chaz88K5, May 5, 2002.

  1. Chaz88K5

    Chaz88K5 1/2 ton status

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    Well comin home from jackson this morning i was gettin off the freeway at my exit and pop...my right front wheel goes flat....i ended up sheering off 2 bolts this time so it dident trash the outter ring like it did last time...i am almost to the point of wanting to get rid of the bead locks and get some standard wheels..every time i get it the truck to go somewhere i have to do a quick once aournd just to check for broken bolts...normaly i have to replace at least one everytime i go somewhere...i drove to sacramento yesterday and had to change a bolt on 3 diff wheels....it gettin really anoying...i dont think i am goin to end up takin my truck to calrocs in reno...i just might grab a company truck so i dont have be to worried about loosin a tire on the way..#%$^ its pissin me off
     
  2. Ryan B.

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    That sux man.
    Like someone else here said... maybe that is the reason why they're supposed to be illegal for the street.
    I'd say hang on to those beadlocks and just get a regular set of rims and other tires for street use, and use the beadlocks for wheelin'.
    ...but then you don't get everyone looking and pointing at your blazer rims anymore. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
  3. Chaz88K5

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    the funny thing is i never ever had a problem with em when i had the 35"s mounted on em...just when i went to the 37"s is when the problem started
     
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    strange.

    I guess that means we should trade my 35's for your 37's then. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    err...wrong...but thanks for playin! /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
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    Can i have another guess?

    Maybe that means you should give your beadlocks to me... and just drive on some "normal" rims. lol /forums/images/icons/wink.gif

    I think i could find some whitespokes to trade you.
     
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    errr..wrong....and now your done! /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif haha
     
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    You got them from stockton wheel right? Did you call them and see if this was a common problem? Maybe they could give some advice.
     
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    been there done that...they dident have a clue
     
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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    been there done that...they dident have a clue

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    they never do, once they get your money.

    i would get some cheapies to run on the street &amp; keep those as a trail only set.
     
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    well i think i fixed the problem...what i did was take 3 washers per bolt and put it between the ring and the lock ring and it seems to be ok...all the head of the bolts sit flat now...i am headin to sac in a few mins so ill find out tonight if my okie rigin worked
     
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    Are you running lock washers on the bolts? Some Loc-Tite maybe?
     
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    lock washers are not the problem...the bolts are not backing out at all, just snaping the heads off...but i think i got it fixed...haven broke a bolt yet and i drove to sac and back last night and drove about 100 miles today...so i am keepin my fingers crossed
     
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    Have you tried powder balancing your tires? It might help reduce the amount of vibration that your putting on the wheel. Also, what grade bolt are you using?
     
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    thats what i have in now is the equal stuff...i need to get another few ounces for the driverside rear because i lost alot when my bead lock a few days ago
     

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