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Old 01-03-2009, 05:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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beadlock rings: how to

ok so i got bored today and decided that i needed more weight in my wheels
so i set out on a mission to build a set of beadlock rings
first off i removed the stock wheels and BL ring




next i measured the stock ring and new aluminum


this is the material i am using
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next i got out a 2.5 inch hole saw and cut four circles out


after i cut all the circles out i needed to find a drill bit so i cuold drill the center hole out so my nut driver would fit through the new ring it truned out to be a 1/2 inch

then drill out the center hole and it will look like this
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Old 01-03-2009, 05:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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next you need to clean up the edges i used a a belt sander

then i clamped the old ring onto the new one and drilled out the holes with a 5/64 drill bit

be careful those little bits like to break

now bolt um all together and go crawling

then pull them all off and paint them
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Old 01-03-2009, 05:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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So how much weight did you gain?
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i dont know the exact amount but they are alot heaver
i tryed to measure them with a fish scale but it did not read
i need to find a digital scale so i can weigh them
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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those came out pretty sweet..

one of the local guys makes some sweet ones out of bronze you can check em out here http://nostr.net/forums/showthread.php?t=328

I couldnt believe how heavy they were plus they look pretty sweet..

myself I just add led stick on weights inside the tires..
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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ya i did add lead inside the tire
i just thought i needed more weight
also i have a sheet of yellow brass about 3/16 inch thick that i was going to use but i thought that the alum looked better
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They look cool but it has to be a pain in the ass if you drop the nut in there.
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Nice looking rings
We had a guy in our club that made a bunch out of stainless steel washers, that had beveled edges and countersunk holes for the bead lock screws. I don't know how heavy they were, except they were plenty heavy I'll look to see if I still have a set and post some pics...
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i also threw a twelve tooth pinion on and this this flat out crawls now the BL rings helped out alot


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i did this yesterday and i think it turned out great. my 2.5 holesaw was cutting the rings too small so i bumped up to the next size. im going to take them back off and put some swirl patterns in it tomorrow.
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so what size did you end up using my hole saw was all tore up so i could not read it corectly i just kinda guessed
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