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Joining the beadlock club

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Sandman, Aug 27, 2004.

  1. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    Got one tire together and the welding is done. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    These are the DIY4x ones. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    looks real good /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    DUDE!! I have the same beadlocks, yours look really cool, with that color scheme. I have as to yet weld mine up, I am going to weld them to a set of OEM 16.5x9.75 rims. I'm thinkin, black rims with forest green rings. /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif
     
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    Wow, we really like the blue with the white! Looks great /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    I wasnt sure how it was going to work out with the color. My rig is mostly Blue with white on the bottom so I thought it might work out. I still have a grocery list of stuff to do before BB04 so I most likely wont get them mounted on the truck for a few weeks.
     
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    mmmmmmmm...... The ripper /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif Looks great /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    I love the colors. Those turned out awesome. Guess I'm gona have to get busy and throw a set on the DD. Nice work. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    sorry to hijack but how do you balance beadlocks?? That equal stuff?? and can you buy that stuff and out it in yourself??
    Thanks
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    The equal stuff is the most common way. You can also get creative and use one of the beadlock bolts to hold on some type of weight. The inside of the wheel would be normal of course.

    I keep thinking it would be interesting to try some type of fluid in the tire. I think that Orange antifreeze would work. Supposed to be rubber friendly and keep steel from corroding so I can't see it huring anything. Wouldn't clump like the equal does.
     
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    sorry to hijack but how do you balance beadlocks??

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    Balance big swampers?

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    Thanks, I haven't laughed that hard all day. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  11. cybrfire

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    sorry to hijack but how do you balance beadlocks??

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    Balance big swampers?

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    Thanks, I haven't laughed that hard all day. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    true, true.
     
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    I know of at least one guy that runs with golf balls in his tires. They won't clump like Equal will when you air up & down so often.
     
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    thats a sweet blue and white thing you got going on there like it /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    I know of at least one guy that runs with golf balls in his tires. They won't clump like Equal will when you air up & down so often.

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    Now that you mention it a friend of mine has 120 some odd mouse balls for putting in tires. Don't think he ever got around to trying it but that's what he bought them for. Got them from some computer parts warehouse and maybe a few trips through the best buy isle. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    sorry to hijack but how do you balance beadlocks??

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    Balance big swampers?

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    Thanks, I haven't laughed that hard all day. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    true, true.

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    I'm sure they can be balanced, but I went to five places asking them to balance mine (not even beadlocks) and all refused.

    I gave up and ran em with nothing and they are fine. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    sorry to hijack but how do you balance beadlocks??

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    Balance big swampers?

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    Thanks, I haven't laughed that hard all day. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    true, true.

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    I'm sure they can be balanced, but I went to five places asking them to balance mine (not even beadlocks) and all refused.

    I gave up and ran em with nothing and they are fine. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    the guys that run the Sapp bros tire shop here said they will balanceanything up to 50 inches diameter, they said they have all the new equipment, beadlocks super swampers anything! /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    A semi truck tire place 30 miles away said they'd do it.

    $50 a tire!

    I paid $225 for all four tires!
     
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    that looks real good Sandman /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif I need some shades! Did you paint those with a neon blue? /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Those are some of the sweetest beadlocks I have seen /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
    I wish you had them done for Moab
    Welcome to the beadlock gang Matt.......... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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