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Custom beadlocks revisited. Update, 8-25-05

Discussion in 'Vendor Forum' started by cybrfire, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    Like I said not something most folks from this board will ever need or want but interesting none the less,

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    I think you'd call this a 24" rim. The guy is running 48" (35x16.5" next to it)Tractor tires on his rig. We set one next to my 44 and they are just friggin huge. Not too wide though. The rims are custom made so they can be turned around. I guess so the tractor tires don't dig so much. The beadlocks are a variation of the double ripper design inside the lip weld ring with 40 3/8" bolts. In case the guy I'm making these for reads this, I'm not helping you torque the bolts. I'm going to have a beer and watch :haha: . Amazingly enough the sidewalls on the tractor tires are a bit more pliable than an SX. Not quite as soft as my TSL's but soft enough to make airing down worth while. The biggest benefit I see to these tires is the clean out factor. For sure better suited for mud than anything else. He says they do all right on pretty much any terrain. He wheels it alot and wheels it hard so I can't argue.

    When they are finished and mounted I'll get some pics of the whole truck.

    Anyway, thought you guys might like to see what some guys are doing to master the mud!!
     
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    i say sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet
     
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    Nice.
    Got a pic of the tire he runs?
     
  4. cybrfire

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    I will have soon. I'll update this post when I do.
     
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    Was wondering if this is what you were refering too... :D Those rims looked huge but they look bigger with the beadlock on them. Let me know when he's going to mount them, I could use a beer :haha: :haha:
     
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    I think he plans to pick these up Tomorrow, some kind of trail maintenance run to attend on the weekend. Hopefully he brings a tire along so I can get some more pictures but I kinda doubt it.
     
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    Dang! Those are huge!
     
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    If you want to get me a price on a set of 20's with a Rockwell pattern, I may be one the "not many" that ARE interested!!! lol
     
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    I don't have a set of 20's to measure so you may have to do the measuring or ship me a rim!
     
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    Sort of Off-Topic but what would you charge per rim to do the welding? (15's in my case, but I'm sure some other people would be interested)
     
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    For straight up Mig welding shop rate is $35 per hour. If you clean the edge of the rim and prep it up. It doesn't take long to do a set of beadlocks. I'd estimate and hour. If I do the prep work its closer to two hours.
     
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    :yikes: That's way less than the beer would cost for a wrench session to get someone to do it for me...not to mention your welds would probably actually hold air. :D
     
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    Well, the way I weld them up is to have all four prepped and ready to go. Tack weld all 4 rings in to place. Then I do 4 welds on rim 1 at the 12,6,3,and 9 (edit, in that order)oclock positions and move on to rim 2 and so on. By the time you get back to rim 1 its pretty cooled down and your not waiting. The big ones pictured at the top took a bit longer but if you figure it out that's almost 27' of weld. :doah:
     
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    What is the thickness on your weld on rings? I looked around but couldnt find it?.
     
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    1/4" thick on both rings.
     
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    I bet they make those puny 16.5 rocklocks I ordered look well,puny...:D
     
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    only see red X's????????
     
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    Old thread! The pictures were of a 24" beadlock for a tractor tired rim if I remember correctly. Double ripper style.
     
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    Lanes rig right?
     

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