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Old 03-14-2004, 06:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Weld on bead lock kit options

I've been lurking here for awhile - gathering info. I read the review on the rockstomper bead lock kit. I did some research and looked at MRT's, Allied's, and this one: http://www.michiganjeepers.com/forum.../o/o/fpart/all

Any input on which is the best and why. The only thing I didn't like about rockstompers was the "coning" effect. I understand that the coning effect is generally caused by overtorque - but still concerned none the less. Thank you for any input.

BTW - I am a regular on the American Jeepster Club website for years - just now finally decided to get some advice here.



By the way - these are not the swampers to be beadlocked. This pic was taken just after the SOA.
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You SOA'd the rear but not the front?

I don't have any experience with the weld on kits, you can find more info in the Vendor's Forum from the guys who buy and make them.

I just wanted to say you got a nice little rig there.
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Old 03-14-2004, 08:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You are right - SOA rear - SUA front. I still drive this Jeep around town and didn't want excess body roll around corners - plus I drilled out the front axle for heim joints and 1 3/8 dom .188 wall steering linkage I made.

I might reconsider SOA in the front as I am running the new Bilstein 5150 shocks.......we'll see.

BTW - this is a fun family off-roader. Thanks.

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I've been running mrt's for yrs- the formed ring is pretty stout and I've been able to avoid coning. I'm a dealer for them too-

I've done the weld on kits too, easy enough.
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If you want to try someoen who is a little closer who sells weld on beadlock kits also try Tony at rockequipment.com or call him at 916-645-2899.
Just make sure the wheel is free of any paint, rust or chrome where you are going to be welding. If it isn't clean you will have leaks. Other than that they are pretty easy but allot of welding.
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I just got off the phone with Tony - thanks for the info. I like the fact they have a centering ring welded on already for you so the tire will self center. He is a touch more expensive, but probably worth it. Thanks again.
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His cost a little more for the self centering ones because they have an extra ring laser cut that are added to the them so there is the cost. The other nice part about that is they are pretty tough because of the extra ring.
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Just a update - I decided on the MRT as it is stamped steel - comes with G8 hardware - and shipped the next day. Here are some completed pics - as well as a link to another site with my write up which is less informative as the one on this site that got me started.




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http://bbs.off-road.com/ubbthreads/s...fpart=all&vc=1

Thank you all for the info - hope this helps someone else.
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now that actually looks nice. beadlocks on original jeep rims.
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Yes but orange beadlock rings on an original? Paint them to match the Jeep please. That thing is beautiful.
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That is the one downfall of the MRT kit is that ALL kits come powder coated orange. I will have to take them off after this next trip, lightly sand blast them, and repaint them white.
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That is one sweet jeepster man!!
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Nice rig, its super clean. I kinda like the looks of the orange. But it would look good white.
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that is just tooooo sweet
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