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screwing tires to the rim?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by moturbopar, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. moturbopar

    moturbopar 1/2 ton status

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    Hi all I have friend that is wondering if its ok to screw the tires to the rim in an offroad vehicle? He bought a truck with 35/14.50/16.50 swampers, but every time he sets the pressure below 25psi he pops a bead. He doesnt want to spend the money on rims with a safety bead right now since these tires are pretty new. If not is there any other cheap alternative to help keep the tire on the bead?
    thanks
     
  2. fireplug

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    One of the mags suggested not too long ago. It was the first I had heard of it.
     
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    Poor man's beadlocks. I used to see some guys trying this in mud racing. Never was a lasting thing. The high HP trucks would tear the screws out, which tore up the tires.

    You might want to look into a set of weld-on beadlocks like MRT offers. Weld them onto some steelies and save a lot of $.
     
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    I've seen this done,bad idea if you ask me.... $ .02
     
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    whats the lowest youd run 39.5s on 15x8s
     
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    I think that is more of a drag racing technique.

    The side loads on a truck tire woudl strip out the screw holes in teh tire if they didn't just tear up the tires completely...
     
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