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leaking beads

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by halftop, Dec 1, 2001.

  1. halftop

    halftop Registered Member

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    anyone ever had problems with the beads on your tires leaking air? i'm running bfg mud ta's on 15x10 chrome steel rims. any fix to this problem.

    76 blazer.. like a rock
     
  2. 78Blazer

    78Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    You can put bead sealer on them it usually helps out. Probably have to take them to a tire shop and have them do it for you.

    Scott
    78blazer
     
  3. ricka

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    I had some aftermarket 15x8 modular steel wheels and I would lose my bead quite
    often while I was running 31" Yokohama's. Then I moved to 32" TSL SXs and I
    still was loosing the beads. Then I went with bead locks from Willamette Wheels.
    Zero problems since. I use to drop to about 15-18 psi and I'd lose beads. Now
    I routine go to 11 psi and I'm sure I could go lower. Besides cost, bead locks
    aren't street legal (although I've never been hassled here in Oregon) and you
    can lose bolts every once in a while. If you lose two in a row, you might leak
    around the bead. I carry spares bolts just for this.

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    Rick Anderson (rick.d.anderson@tektronix.com)
    Tektronix, Inc. Beaverton, OR 503-627-2630
     

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