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Mounting My New BEADLOCKS with Pictures!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Storm Trooper, Mar 20, 2002.

  1. Storm Trooper

    Storm Trooper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    For those that wanted pictures of how the beadlocks go together, Here they are. Can't wait to get my axles in next week and put them on my truck./forums/images/icons/smile.gif
    <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/album/33634185VPFWvH>BEADLOCKS w/TSL 16x38.5x16.6 Tires</a>
     
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    SAAAAWEEEEEEET.... I cant wait to get mine. What backspacing did you go with if any at all?
     
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    Wow Dave those are nice!! Hey how did you get those tools to do all that work without touching them? Thats a neat trick. Maybe I should stop by Saturday and see those nice new tires and rims if your gonna be around.

    Greg
     
  4. Storm Trooper

    Storm Trooper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I like my majic tools too! Now if only I could teach the bigger ones to put my axles in,I'd be set! LOL!
    Still got my cell #? I should be here or north of town working on the truck. Need some majic tools to get the truck done by Thurs.!!!!/forums/images/icons/tongue.gif Have fun out there! To bad I will miss you guys.
    Michael, they are 5" back space (same as my old ones). They are wider and I didn't want them to stick out too much more.
     
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    Very cool man!! I have a different style bead lock wheels, very similar though, and can't wait to mount them too (still saving for meats). Good luck with the axle swap!
    Boss
     
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    Yep, great looking wheels, when I go one ton beadlocs are probably in my future.

    Depdog
     
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    What keeps the 16.5" wheel from losing the bead on the inside of the wheel? There's no bead retention on a 16.5 and there's no beadlock on the inside. It seems like the bead would still peel off the inside if you air down.
     
  8. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    StormTrooper,

    Now I am TRULY "green".........with envy! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    Those are the exact tires &amp; size I am planning to run on my own K5. Are those the 16.5" x 9.75" width rims? Do you have any photos that show the tire's width or the amount of "bulge" of the sidewall when mounted on that width rim?

    I know that they are advertised as a 16" wide tire....so I'm wondering how they match up with that size wheel. BTW -&gt; I know that Interco recommends the 9.75" width, so I'm not trying to second-guess you.... /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    Any photos of them mounted on the truck? I'm dying to see them!!!

    CONGRATS!
     
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    Every tire that I have seen get knocked off the bead has always been on the outside edge. You are right, there is no bead retention lip on the inside of the 16.5 wheels, the fact that the outside bead is the one that gets knocked off is based on the dynamics of the vehicle. The outside bead just gets more pressure put on it when turning, running in ruts, or being off-camber.
     
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    What 6.2 said. That's usually the case.

    the 16.5" beadlocks I have, they welded in an inner bead retainer though for good measure /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
    http://www.aggressive-offroad.com/
    Boss
     
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    Just a question.does the outer bead get sandwiched between the rim and the lok or is there a recessed are for the tire to fit in and its sandwiched in there with the lok holding it in place?I guess what im asking is how do you center them on the rim?
     
  12. Storm Trooper

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    Thanks guys, OK:
    Charlie, There is a possiblity of loosing the inside bead and if it happens I will weld a saftey bead on the inside like boss. Stephen has been running them w/42 and hasn't had a problem but will see.
    Greg, Yes they are 9.75 and the tire sticks out a bit. I can take a picture if you want when I can get a chance.
    Muddog, If you look at the picture with the putty knife, you will see that there is a recessed area the tire fits in and then is clamped down with the lock.
    Got to go guys, lots of work on the "Trooper" to do in the garage before Moab.
    I'll check back....later.
    Dave
    <font color=blue>16x38.5x16.5 TSL
    Trail Ready 16.5x9.75 rims w/5" backset
    Gorilla 32 lug lock set on the way
    12,000 volt rim shock system set up j/k
    ARB should be here tomorrow.
    The axles from ORD were VERY clean inside and tight. THANKS!
    waiting on K&amp;N Prefilter and a few other things.
    Installing the ORD P Stearing brace tonight.
    Cranking Negent the whole time. see ya.
     
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    Thanks guys, OK:
    Charlie, There is a possiblity of loosing the inside bead and if it happens I will weld a saftey bead on the inside like boss. Stephen has been running them w/42 and hasn't had a problem but will see.
    Greg, Yes they are 9.75 and the tire sticks out a bit. I can take a picture if you want when I can get a chance.
    Muddog, If you look at the picture with the putty knife, you will see that there is a recessed area the tire fits in and then is clamped down with the lock.
    Got to go guys, lots of work on the "Trooper" to do in the garage before Moab.
    I'll check back....later.
    Dave
    <font color=blue>16x38.5x16.5 TSL
    Trail Ready 16.5x9.75 rims w/5" backset
    Gorilla 32 lug lock set on the way
    12,000 volt rim shock system set up j/k
    ARB should be here tomorrow.
    The axles from ORD were VERY clean inside and tight. THANKS!
    waiting on K&amp;N Prefilter and a few other things.
    Installing the ORD P Stearing brace tonight.
    Cranking Nugent the whole time. see ya.
     
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    Dave,

    Whenever you get a chance to shoot some more pics, I'd appreciate it. I'd like to see one at about "bumper height" from the back or front showing the "stance" of the truck and obviously how much they stick out of the wheelwells. Then maybe a 3/4 shot closeup of the mounted wheels to give a sense of "bulginess" [sp] with the weight of the truck on them.

    AWESOME! /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    Dave PM your number to me and if I can I will stop by and see ya. I really do like your new tires and beadlocks, they look awesome!
     
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    Greg I'll get some shots when I can. Might be at Moab.
    I have my hands full right now. Remind me if I forget.
    Dave
     
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    Do you have a problem with keeping air in those things? I just mounted my 39.5s and the Rockstomper beadlocks and they will only hold air for about two days. Maybe I need to put some silicone or something around the beads.
     
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    with the rockstomper setup, you shouldnt have leak problems unless the welds arent airtight.....
     
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    Haven't had much time to test them out yet.
    I have them pumped up to 30 psi and in a couple days the press went down to 28. I'm sure something can be done if they become a problem. Sure hope you don't have a weld problem.
     

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