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Old 11-14-2001, 02:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Simple bed-lock question

Hi, i'm just woundering if a bed-lock is locked on the inside and out side, or is it just on the out side with a regular bed on the inside?
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Old 11-14-2001, 03:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Almost all bead locks lock only the outside bead, except hummer wheels.
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Old 11-14-2001, 03:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thats what i thought, thanks chad.......
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Old 11-14-2001, 04:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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no problem. just so you know, Bill and I are kinda in the middle of one of our 'net research projects, trying to find an economical way to get beadlocks up here. So far we're striking out, but if you are really interested in bead locks ask one of us in a while and we'll probably have a good idea on what's going on.

I've been looking at the do it yourself kits, kinda like the rock stompers except that the bolts sticking through towards the inside of the rim are sure to bring heat around here, even if they don't know what they're bringing the heat on about ..... the other options are Bart's or other circle track racing applications, which all seem more or less the same (16 bolts, thin rings).

See the latest Cripple Creek report? There's a video clip near the bottom of me climbing a rock wall, if you download it and play it you can clearly see the tire went flat on me.....

the bead didn't break, which is really cool (was running 5 psi before it went flat), but when I backed down it one time it ALMOST broke, and that let all the air out (unbeknownst to me at the time). Anyway, since then I've been interested in bead locks, but getting anything all the way up here is so freaking expensive it's unreal.

I really like this new one put out by Allied Racing Wheels, but even their best price equates to at least 1600$ canadian - for steel wheels!!!



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Old 11-14-2001, 06:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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yeah, i was thinking of making a set like rock-stompers....... i like to try new things, i'm going to see how much it will cost to get the rings cut realy clean(just one rim) and then i'm going to try it on one of my old stock rims and if it works out i'll cut it off and put it on my spare 15x8" and that'll make it about 15x9 or 15x10.......if it don't workout then scrue it.

The reason i want to make a set is because while rockcrawling the other day, i sliped off the rock and wedged between two, with a point of the rock stuffed inside the rim......hell to get out fo there, so i figure if i make a set with a big outside ring it won't only look cool but won't let that happen anymore.

Where are you trying to get them from. AJP off-road or what ever it is won't ship them in? how much does National tire want.......i couldn't imagin after what bill paid for his swampers.....:^)
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Old 11-15-2001, 03:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Mike,

What are your axles bolt patterns?

I ask because the racing wheel beadlocks are the cheapest I've found in country, but are only made for 5x4.5, 5x4.75 and 5x5" bolt patterns.

I found a place in Ontario that has the Bassett beadlocks for $169Cdn + shipping (about $28) ea. Still not cheap.

I Can't decide if they are suitable or not. They are made for a 3200 lb car - my Jeep weighs much more, but they are made for that car to enter corners at 200 mph.
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