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Old 01-09-2005, 03:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Vendors, who's got DIY 17" beadlock kits?

Been searching and all I've found so far is Sky and MRW, who else has this product on the market? If you produce 17" beadlock kits, either post up or PM me a price if you would.

Yea I'm lazy, but hopefully this will help others as well instead of searching through threads, calling, PMing, etc only to find out that the biggest a company makes is 15" kits.

Thanks for your time.
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good question
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Yes a very good question, I'm also looking for some 17" beadlock rings
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There was a post a few weeks ago that was a write up about some that sound like they have really good ring design.

Seach.

Most small companies that make bead lock kits are able to make them in different sizes than they advertise. They just already made a few ahead of those sizes, and can send them out that day. There is nothing complicated in building a different size, as long as they can cut it from the steel stock they have. Find a design that you like and ask if they can do it in a 17".
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http://www.rockstomper.com/catalog/wheels/beadlocks.htm
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Sorry Scott, I checked your site first and overlooked the mention of making 17's.
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No worries, it happens more than you'd think. 17's aren't always a stock item, as they're kind of a slow-selling size (not a lot of steel 17" rim selection, for one) but we do make 'em on a regular basis. Got a set of 'em myself.
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To the top for the work week crew.

Think I've got the fiance talked into gettin me a set for my B-day.
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http://www.diy4x.com contact Kert I'm sure he can do 17" wheels for you. Got to like he can custom cut your rings for looks.
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OK, I emailed DIY4x.com, waiting on a reply.

Scott, do you do any aluminum outers or would that be a cost prohibitive one off?

Looking at saving some weight over the normal 1/4" inner and outer, steelies with 37's are heavy enough as it is. Sky isnt making the steel inner rings for 17's anymore so that one is out, anyone else? As it stands I'm leaning towards the MRW as the formed rings should make up for the strength lost by using thinner material.

This is driving me nuts, think I've worn out the search engines.
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www.rocklogic4x4.com has them too, altough they are exactly like Scotts
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where are u guys getting your cheap steely 17`s?
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I've been selling the MRW steel kits, put them on some factory 17" take offs for a relatively low cost setup. I'll have numbers for you in the AM.
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where are u guys getting your cheap steely 17`s?
cheap and 17s dont usually go together an option is US Wheels through Summit, although mine were on backorder for about 4 months and they just kept pushing the date back (this is not summits fault, its US Wheels)...I cancelled that order and ordered through Rocklogic 4x4, they were double the price but their supplier had them in stock, or so they were told. Their supplier ended up having 3 out of 4 so I again was waiting for US Wheel...my suggestion is to look into the Cragars Jegs sells, I like the look of them a lot better (they have round holes, versus the "D" windows all the others have) and they are a pretty decent price...If you get the ones from Jegs, let us know how they turn out...if you have to wait forever or if you get them quick...

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Sorry, no aluminum on the lock kits, inner or outer, in any size. The machine they're run on, doesn't like aluminum, and having them one-off'd by a different shop is crazy-expensive (like $130/ring our cost) so we don't bother.

I seem to recall Summit listing a fairly-cheap 17" steelie, but it's a special-order. 4WP has 'em, usually in-stock, but not so cheap. Wonder if you could beat 4WP up with Summit's price to get the best of both worlds, though...

And if you think the 1/4" steel locks are heavy now... you oughta see the wheels we've got for next year's comp rig... 76 pounds a corner complete, one-off (well, four-off, technically) custom double-lock 17x9's. Yes, that's plus tire (77 a corner worth of tire on there)...
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I seem to recall Summit listing a fairly-cheap 17" steelie, but it's a special-order. 4WP has 'em, usually in-stock, but not so cheap. Wonder if you could beat 4WP up with Summit's price to get the best of both worlds, though...

yeah, I can try and dig up the part number but summit had a bare steel 17" US Wheels rim for about $46 a piece...if you dont mind waiting, and waiting, and waiting, and waiting thats a good thought though on seeing if you can get 4WPW to do some price matching
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i ordered the chrome 17x9 soft 8 series wheels from summit for 81.oo each which was way cheeper than every where else. they did say they were on back order and it would be 3-4 weeks......wouldnt you know it they showed up exactly 4 weeks later....i am happy atleast the guy did not bs me.
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Old 01-11-2005, 07:22 AM   #18 (permalink)
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17" beadlocks

starting in 03' the 1/2 ton dodge wheels are a 17"x 9" with a 5 on 5.5 lug pattern. and the 3/4 ton are a 17"x 9" with an 8 on 6.5 lug pattern. I've been buying these wheels (a full set of 4 )for about $100 from tire shops,individuals,and want ads. From there I've been buying the D.I.Y. kits from Go2Guy and welding them in. You do have to cut out the centers to fit a locking hub.The 17" rings come in orange, black & chrome. If you get the chrome wheels with the chrome rings it makes a great looking wheel for a fairly low cost. I'll try and put a link to some pics. of these wheels. The pic. is at the bottom of the linked page. thanks,chuck

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Biggest problem I have with beadlocks currently is finding the aluminum. I can laser the steel inners, but I can't justify the weight of a steel outer as well. With the price of aluminum going from 1.16 a pnd to 4.10 it makes the outer rings really spendy. If there was more of a market for 17's to where I could do 100 kits or something I could justify the cost. Or, I have to get about $120 per wheel for the kit, that would be steel inner and aluminum outer....let me know and I'll see what can happen.
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I seem to recall Summit listing a fairly-cheap 17" steelie,

And if you think the 1/4" steel locks are heavy now... you oughta see the wheels we've got for next year's comp rig... 76 pounds a corner complete, one-off (well, four-off, technically) custom double-lock 17x9's. Yes, that's plus tire (77 a corner worth of tire on there)...
My 71x8's cost 70. Suppossed to take 2-3, I got em in 1 week. Added locks, and 42" Iroks, weighs about 170 a corner. A bit heavy, but that tire isnt even remotely light!

Theyre holding up to everything I can do to em. I guess I could take out 1/2 the bolts to save weight....
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Old 01-15-2005, 08:21 PM   #21 (permalink)
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If you're looking for cheap steel 17's, 4wheel parts has their steel wheels in some 17" sizes now as well.
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