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beadlocks pics

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rubbinz raczn, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. rubbinz raczn

    rubbinz raczn 1/2 ton status

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    got my beadlocks back from welder today can't wait to get tires on em thanks tim:D

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    Awesome know get them mounted and lets see some more pics :)
     
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    Man, those look sweet. Can't wait to see them mounted to the iroks. Your truck is going to be pretty trick when all said and done. Nice work.
     
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    Looks good bro. I've had mine sitting in the garage for about 6 months now waiting on the 8 lug conversion. I just uncover them from time to time to look and wait.......

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    When are you going to mount the iroks to them? Cant wait to see pics of them mounted.
     
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    hopefully get one mounted :D tonight
     
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    thats awesome, cant wait to see them mounted up.
     
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    talk about procrastination! guess other things were ahead of mounting tires i couldn't put on truck! i was surprised at how much wider tires get mounted than unmounted first pic is 39.5 beadlock 2nd is next to a 35" goodyear mt:D

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    I know what you mean, my 39.5s were like Dirt bike tires when I got them, mounted and they seemed SO wide in comparison.
     
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    yeah umounted they look like sawblades but mounted they look just right!:waytogo:
     
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    Same here, I thought my boggers looked kinda puny when I got 'em and now that they're on they're pretty intimidating just to look at. :D
     
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    DIY beadlock kits are cool... and cheap too, which is good. One nagging question holds me back though. You have to grind down the rim to weld on the ring... ok, no biggie. Question is, after you weld the rig on, how the heck do you protect the bare steel/weld on the inside of the beadlock? I really doubt just shooting some rattle-can paint from the other side of the rim is going to get back in the cracks/crevises. Won't they eventually rust back in there and weaken the critical connection between the two? I hate rust. I wouldn't mind doing DIY beadlocks, but I wanna know that they aren't going to be something that I'll have to replace every once in a while due to rust...

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    Mine will be powder coated, no worries.:D
     
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    i just used etching primer/rattle can paint. powdercoat would be best!
     
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    not sure I see the relevance of powder vs rattle can... how is PC applied? everything short of a full dip in some sort of vat seems like it would leave bare metal inside the joint.

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    PC is applied by Neg. charging the item to be powercoated and Pos. charging the powder,(or vise versa) this way it gets into every nook and cranny, then it is baked in an oven, PC is cool, but on a rim that sees rock use i wouldent do it, its a waste of money IMHO, if it get scratched (wich it will) there is no way to fix it short of bead blasting and recoating the entire wheel
     
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    I'll tell ya how I rattle canned mine down in there. Take a brand new can of WD-40 or whatever you can get that has a little straw. Take the tip and straw off the WD and put it on the paint can. Now you can Jet a coat of paint all the way down in the crevis as you roll the rim. Do that a couple times and then paint the rest as normal.
     

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