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my new bead locked wheels (pics)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rdn2blazer, Nov 10, 2005.

  1. rdn2blazer

    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    picked up my wheels from OMF yesterday. they did a very quality job on the install onto my Weld SS II's. wasn't cheap, but it's what i wanted. i went with the black rings, and i still might powder coat the rims black too, undecided still though. OMF knurls both the ring and welded ring for grip on the tire. they also machine clearence for the sharp edge of the bead of the tire. instead of just a square corner where the edge can effect how the tire seats against the ring. they gave me a free shirt and a bunch of stickers(i did ask for them) but they gave them to me no problem. im very happy, cant wait to mount my tires. the "domes" they sell that goes at every other bolt location i decided to machine myself out of Titanium, still need to do that. they gave me one of their domes so i could copy machine it. they use steel inserts on the inside of the welded ring and there is room for a nyloc jam nut for added protection against the bolts coming loose.

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    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    back of ring and shirt.

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    Very nice, What di it cost you?
     
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    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    1246.34 total for 5 wheels. the rims i got free, so the only money i have in these wheels is the cost of the bead locks, and if i powder coat them that will run maybe a couple hundred.
     
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    those are some pretty welds, the welds themselves. :saweet:
     
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    Pertty welds.... I need to practice more. Weldings cool!! :saweet:
     
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    looks like it was well worth the money ;D
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Very very nice. I wouldn't powdercoat the rims... you'll save money leaving them the way they are, they look cool and damaged powdercoated stuff is a pita to repair. Those rims are forged right? throw one on a scale, I'm curious as to how much one weighs...

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    Awesome welds...but I'm not sure they sent you enough OMF merchandise. :D
     
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    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    yes they are forged, i will try and weigh one to see how much. im at work right now so i will do it when i get home and let ya know tomorrow.
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    do you have my addy to send those to me??? :D :D :D :D

    Very nice!!! :laugh:
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    those little bolt-head protectors are pretty cool... might use something like that (but steel) for skid plates...

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    jek, sorry it took a bit to get back to ya on the weight, i actually remembered just last night to throw one on our bathroom scale so i dont know exactly how accurate but one weighed just at 30 lbs, with the "dome" bolt protecters added it might be 31 lbs.
     

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