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Old 11-26-2018, 08:10 PM   #101 (permalink)
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I've been trying to get info. on Method 101 beadlocks like the pic. I posted above. Any pro or cons about this wheel? I did talk to a friend about his Methods 101, he said he never had a problem with them. I would consider his wheelin' conservative. I bounce off things a little more. These are going on my new build, a buggy with a Willys Flatfender tub on it (FUBAR Jeep Willys forum).

I do like the fact Trailready is made in USA. I only have a couple more days to buy before the sales are over and still can't pin anything down. Thanks for all the info, this has been a good informative thread for me.
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Old 11-27-2018, 02:42 PM   #102 (permalink)
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I've been trying to get info. on Method 101 beadlocks like the pic. I posted above. Any pro or cons about this wheel? I did talk to a friend about his Methods 101, he said he never had a problem with them. I would consider his wheelin' conservative. I bounce off things a little more. These are going on my new build, a buggy with a Willys Flatfender tub on it (FUBAR Jeep Willys forum).

I do like the fact Trailready is made in USA. I only have a couple more days to buy before the sales are over and still can't pin anything down. Thanks for all the info, this has been a good informative thread for me.
i'd buy the Methods - only issue one of the guys in our group had was the powder coat on the rings peeling but method shipped him new rings free of charge. he found a smoking deal on ebay, may want to look there if you havent already
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Old 11-28-2018, 08:28 AM   #103 (permalink)
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https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/suzu...zuki-tire.html

I finally finished this project of double crush lock.
Did some test and also raced them in a national championship without any problems or flat tires.

Thanks to Pirate4x4 for inspirating me.
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Old 11-30-2018, 11:48 AM   #104 (permalink)
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I'm hearing TrailReady had some issues with their casting vendor and won't begin production again until mid January.

Anyone know more about this?
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I'm hearing TrailReady had some issues with their casting vendor and won't begin production again until mid January.

Anyone know more about this?
When I spoke to them about ring spacers before making my own, the person on the phone told me they were switching foundries for their cast wheels.
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Old 12-01-2018, 02:28 PM   #106 (permalink)
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Been racing and wheeling on 2nd hand raceline monster 233's since 4/2015. Only thing I don't like about them is the width at 9.5". I raced two miles at half pace on a flat tire and the wheel only had a slight bend on the inner lip. I was able to straighten it using a bottle jack with a pipe bender die and some patience. I'd like to switch to the 8.5 raceline some day, but I'll continue to run these for now.
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Old 12-01-2018, 02:43 PM   #107 (permalink)
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Here’s another option If anyone is interested, Western Canadian Rockwell builds H1 style beadlock wheels, the centers are made from T1 steel, machined for an O-ring groove and bolt together in the middle without the Use of Nuts, super strong and fairly light (for a steel wheel) typical 2-3 week turn around, 16”/17”/20” and 24”
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I’d like to find some 16” beadlocks or something I can put in my 16” wheels that functions as a beadlock and it and a pain to setup. Right now I’m looking at putting some gorilla tape on the outer bead to act as a beadlock.
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Old 12-01-2018, 11:29 PM   #109 (permalink)
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Here’s another option If anyone is interested, Western Canadian Rockwell builds H1 style beadlock wheels, the centers are made from T1 steel, machined for an O-ring groove and bolt together in the middle without the Use of Nuts, super strong and fairly light (for a steel wheel) typical 2-3 week turn around, 16”/17”/20” and 24”
I thought everyone learned that flat centers suck? Even 1/2" flat centers bend.
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Old 12-02-2018, 12:50 AM   #110 (permalink)
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I thought everyone learned that flat centers suck? Even 1/2" flat centers bend.
look closer
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Old 12-02-2018, 08:33 AM   #111 (permalink)
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You mean the gussets that brace to the 12g wheel shell
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I thought everyone learned that flat centers suck? Even 1/2" flat centers bend.
Yes, if you use a typical mild steel like everyone else building wheels, we use a high strength grade of 3/8 steel similar to T1 on all our wheels, 90% of our wheels are used in competition, some are on vehicles 9500lb + with no issues of bending, and on that note we offer weld in replacement centers for guys who have bent the pressed centers like on the staz wheels, here’s an example of what our wheels see on a regular basis

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You mean the gussets that brace to the 12g wheel shell
even if you didnt weld the gusset to the rim shell it would still add a bunch of strength being welded to the flat center
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Yes, if you use a typical mild steel like everyone else building wheels, we use a high strength grade of 3/8 steel similar to T1 on all our wheels, 90% of our wheels are used in competition, some are on vehicles 9500lb + with no issues of bending, and on that note we offer weld in replacement centers for guys who have bent the pressed centers like on the staz wheels, here’s an example of what our wheels see on a regular basis

And a link to a video demonstrating the difference between typical mild and the steel we use

https://youtu.be/oSzRIuxDuH4
Well I'm glad you guys have it figured out.

Do you make a lot of the stupid offset wheels?

I'm not a stazworks fan but I know a set of 20x14s with 1" back spacing and pressed centers that have been beat on for quite a few years in rocks and hard snow wheelin without bending. I wouldn't believe it if I didn't personally know the 3 guys that have owned them, but they somehow run true.
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Here’s another option If anyone is interested, Western Canadian Rockwell builds H1 style beadlock wheels, the centers are made from T1 steel, machined for an O-ring groove and bolt together in the middle without the Use of Nuts, super strong and fairly light (for a steel wheel) typical 2-3 week turn around, 16”/17”/20” and 24”
Very nice.


17X10s would be in my future.
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