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duel beadlock ring style wheels idea

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rdn2blazer, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. rdn2blazer

    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I was just sitting here thinking if you were running atleast 17 in rims and you wanted duel bead locks there should'nt be any reason why you could not run a ring on the inboard side of a wheel with a round ring to clear a break caliper or what ever. I doubt an extra wide ring that some manufactures make would work but the standard width ring. Champion bead lock wheels makes wide and standard width rings.

    I have OMF scalloped rings on my welds but there only 16 inch wheels so the extra meat of the ring that is the scallop would not work in board. but as I said I think a regular round ring should work. what do ya'all think? anybody runing this setup??
     
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    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    come on guys, no one has a openion on this??!!:dunno: good/bad idea??
     
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    There is someone on pirate doing this, but I can't remember what axle he is running. Might even be a different wheel size too, but they fit what ever he is running fine.
     
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    I think its kool.
     
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    what about machining off the front lip of the rim, welding a circular plate to the rim. Then welding a plate to the lip and make up an insert for double bead lock. It's like a homemade hutchinson/ hmmwv style beadlock, only you can now run R17" tires.
     
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    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I just run Staun beadlockers (second-air they used to be called). Lighter and probebly cheeper than 2 sets of beadlock rings per wheel.
     
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    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    the problem I see with the Stauns is you have to have the tires and internal beadlocks installed by a tire shop, and preferably a shop that has experience with installing them. with a ring type beadlock you can mount a tire yourself fairly easy, saves cost on mounting. one less thing to get pinched or punchured when mounting a tire. plus you have to drill the 2nd stem hole in your rims.

    I know they work great but I prefer having the option of mounting my tires myself. rings type beadlocks work great and are a simple mechanical design. I think this is what I will do with the next set of rims I buy. 17's with duel ring type bead locks installed :saweet: :saweet: :saweet:
     
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    just a thought... with a traditional "outside only" beadlock, in order to mount it, you have to pass the bead of the tire over 1 bead on the wheel. with a dual lock wheel, you now have to put the wheel completely inside the tire. also, centering the wheel in the tire could become an issue.
     
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    that is something I will have to look at and address, hopefully not a problem though.
     

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