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inner safety bead thing... 16.5s don't have it... got an idea, i think

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by muddysub, Nov 26, 2002.

  1. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    inner safety bead thing... 16.5s don\'t have it... got an idea, i think

    okay 15"s have a little lip inside of them that keeps the tire on the bead right? and 16.5"s don't, right? couldn't i just weld a bead all the way around the rim on my 16.5"s and have it do the same? i know the little lip ain't that tall, so would this work?
     
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    Re: inner safety bead thing... 16.5s don\'t have it... got an idea, i think

    no way, the tire would melt and blow off while you were welding!
     
  3. muddysub

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    Re: inner safety bead thing... 16.5s don\'t have it... got an idea, i think

    do you honestly think i would leave the tire on to do the welding?? /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

    for the record: i AM NOT stupid enough to ask about welding the rubber tire to the metal rim.
     
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    Re: inner safety bead thing... 16.5s don\'t have it... got an idea, i think

    Yep, sure can, a few people have done this, just weld some small round stock to the inside and presto, bead lip, ask SMP about this he did it to his.
     
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    Re: inner safety bead thing... 16.5s don\'t have it... got an idea, i think

    awesome!!
     
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    Re: inner safety bead thing... 16.5s don\'t have it... got an idea, i think

    Just as a safety precaution...







    make sure you remove the tire from the wheel...for your own good. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Re: inner safety bead thing... 16.5s don\'t have it... got an idea, i think

    ok i'll do that thanks a lot for the advise!

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    Re: inner safety bead thing... 16.5s don\'t have it... got an idea, i think

    <font color="green"> Personally I'd like to see how one manages to weld a safety bead on the rim without removing the tire. How would you get the welder in there? Through the valve stem? /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif </font color>
     
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    Re: inner safety bead thing... 16.5s don\'t have it... got an idea, i think

    You also need to put a very small mirror in there w/ a light so you can see all the way round. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    Re: inner safety bead thing... 16.5s don\'t have it... got an idea, i think

    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    Personally I'd like to see how one manages to weld a safety bead on the rim without removing the tire. How would you get the welder in there? Through the valve stem?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    DUDE.. Use yer Brain...
    You just cut the tire in half... and weld the tire back up.. the welder will melt it back together.. the messier the better.. more traction /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Re: inner safety bead thing... 16.5s don\'t have it... got an idea, i think

    You just gotta go take it wheelin with those 16.5's at about 4 psi and then when each tire pops off the rim then you have easy acess to weld the bead around the rim with your onboard welder, and then pop it back on and air it up with yer onboard air. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Re: inner safety bead thing... 16.5s don\'t have it... got an idea, i think

    Or.....

    You could just buy a set of TireLoc internal beadlocks and be done with it....

    My initial impression with mine has been very positive....I ran my 16.5" wheels at 5 psi in Pismo and could have gone even lower (like 0 psi!)

    I know it's not a "low buck" solution, but wanted to at least remind people that there are options besides beadlock rings or 15" wheels.

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    Re: inner safety bead thing... 16.5s don\'t have it... got an idea, i think

    Sure, they're 800 bux but at least you won't need some expensive rims.
     
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    Re: inner safety bead thing... 16.5s don\'t have it... got an idea, i think

    More info on these TireLoc's please!! /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    Re: inner safety bead thing... 16.5s don\'t have it... got an idea, i think

    well, you could get DOT approved hummer rims with any BS you want for $165 each and thats includes shipping to the lower 48 states. Shaggy is trying to get a group buy going on them, too.
     
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    Re: inner safety bead thing... 16.5s don\'t have it... got an idea, i think

    Shame Tire-Locs are so damn expensive. I know they'ld sell a boat load of them if they were have the price. I think someone on the POR board was trying to get them direct - much cheaper. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    Re: inner safety bead thing... 16.5s don\'t have it... got an idea, i think

    I'm not sure why everyone laments the price of the TireLoc system....?

    If you look at other beadlocking systems or special wheels, the prices can get pretty steep there too!!! /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    In any case...I have the TireLocs on my K5 now, and really like the concept and the way they have worked for me so far....

    It's always fun to watch people's expressions of panic when I air down a 16.5" tire to almost NO air pressure and drive off...!!!

    So far the only thing I didn't do well was seal the valve stems agains the wheel. There is a small donut-gasket that fits under a cone-shaped washer to seal the rim, and the shape of my wheels in that particular spot make it hard to get them REALLY sealed without a dab of black RTV. The instructions mention this....but for my first outing, I just decided to take a chance and run without it (what a surprise, I was pressed for time the day before the wheeling trip!) /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    I've got pictures of the beadlocks, and how they assemble inside the tire, etc. I'm out of space again on the Members Area, so I'll have to clear some older junk to make room......
     
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    Re: inner safety bead thing... 16.5s don\'t have it... got an idea, i think

    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    You just gotta go take it wheelin with those 16.5's at about 4 psi and then when each tire pops off the rim then you have easy acess to weld the bead around the rim with your onboard welder, and then pop it back on and air it up with yer onboard air.

    [/ QUOTE ] in my dreams!!!
     
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    Re: inner safety bead thing... 16.5s don\'t have it... got an idea, i think

    small round stock as in 1/4"? or smaller? /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     

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