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silicone on the beads???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Bhintz, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. Bhintz

    Bhintz 1/2 ton status

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    do any off you guys run silicone around your beads or any like that so they seat better and dont leak on the rim
     
  2. boz42

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    i have heard of people doing it on cheap beadlocks to keep them from leaking air, but don't know any one that has done it??
     
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    Bead sealer?
    :confused:
     
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    I was going to run a bead of silicone arround my rims, but not to keep the bead seated. I just hate getting my bead full of crap when im wheeling. I decided that it probobally wouldnt work very well so i never did it.
     
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    Don't do it. If you ever want to or have to change the tire the rim will be one step from useless. It will take some heavy work to get the wheel clean enough to hold air. Ya you can wire brush it but then it will rust and slip worse than before. I am an advocate (as is harley) of reverse wheels for the ultimate poor mans bead lock. Hossbaby50 blew a bead on his 35" MTR's with 19 PSI using 15X8 standard steel wheels, I took the same line (it scoots the rear around heavily and rips the bead away) with my 15X8 reverse wheels and only 13 PSI with no problems or even a burp from my 37" MTR's.
     
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    I hope this isnt stupid but what is a reverse wheel??
     
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    a reverse wheel turns backwards (read reverse) than a normal wheel



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    the cutout for the tire to sit into when the tire is being put on is on the inside instead of the outside. the bead has to travel farther to fall inside this cutout and loose pressure
     
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    ah ic thanks
     

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