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forged AL beadlocks?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jekbrown, Sep 16, 2004.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    who makes a good forged aluminum beadlock wheel? I know TRs and Walker Evan's rims prolly are... anyone else though?

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    Goudy is supposed to make a forged alloy beadlock...... Poly Perfomrance carries Goudy. They dont have the Alum wheels listed yet, but there was talking about Goudy making them.
     
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    Confirmed, they are available and I think are rotary forged...

    here's a link to the POR thread:
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    Pics of the alum wheel on page 4...

    And supposedly they are DOT compliant.
     
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    Some more info:

    Also Stazworks make single and double aluminum beadlocks....
    www.stazworks.com


    Another good thread to check out is:

    Ultimate Beadlock Listing on POR



    Whats up with TR's pricing??? Their steel wheel prices are outragoues compared to others lately! You could buy a Champion beadlock wheel(which is aluminum) for the price of TR's steel wheels. And Champion has been around a long time and does great work!
     
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    Ok, here's some more info. LOL

    TR's aluminum wheels are Cast, not forged unless you get the 17x8's.... And Walker Evans wheels are Cast also...
     
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    I guess I am just a post whore today! /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif

    Champion will also add beadlocks to any(i think) aluminum wheel that you send them. They cut off the outer lips, weld ont he beadlock lip and ship it back...
     
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    Champion will also add beadlocks to any(i think) aluminum wheel that you send them. They cut off the outer lips, weld ont he beadlock lip and ship it back...

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    any idea how much they charge for this?

    surprised to hear that the biggest names use cast wheels... does the locking rong provide that much protection that you can beat a cast AL rim senseless on rocks with no siginificant effect or...?

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    Hutchinson makes the ones used on civvy Hummers (H1's).
    DOT-approved.
    Supposedly like $600+ per wheel though...
     
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    Call up OMF beadlocks they will do any kind of forged AL wheels you want. I think it was in the 250.00 range per wheel. Course you have to supply the wheels, so a used set of welds would be a good start. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Champion will also add beadlocks to any(i think) aluminum wheel that you send them. They cut off the outer lips, weld ont he beadlock lip and ship it back...

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    any idea how much they charge for this?

    surprised to hear that the biggest names use cast wheels... does the locking rong provide that much protection that you can beat a cast AL rim senseless on rocks with no siginificant effect or...?

    j

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    With Evans BL's, the wheel is cast with the ring intergrated in.. So I magine it would be stronger than your normal welded on beadlock ring.... And if Walker went that route, I am sure they are strong...

    Last time I saw a figure on Champion doing rings on wheels sent in, it was like $150 per wheel.. I think...

    *UPDATE* Champion charges(according to their site):

    15" - $177.50
    16" - $189.00
    17" - $199.00
     

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