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OK, I bought somr 15x10 steel wheels with 2.5" backspacing made by Willamate Wheel (sp). They had to reverse the wheel to get that backspacing to work. The drop center in now on the inside of the wheel. How do beadlocks work like this? I cant figure out how the tire would go over the lip. Any Ideas?

I dont have the beadlocks now, but will have them put on later.
 

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if they reversed the center, sounds like no the inside bead lip is the short one and they locked the outer which was the inner, so now the inside bead lip with let the tire just pop the bead like the outside of reg wheels do. Did you just buy these in Ca used in the 4sale section? Sounds like they are made backwards and are not going to be worth using. <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"> reg rims have that long bead surface on the inside bead therefor not requiring a beadlock, when reversed like you said, well you saw my explanation. sorry
 

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I bought these BRAND NEW. I had them made by a wheel company in Portland. I asked him about beadlock pricing. He said he could add beadlocks later for the same price ($90 each) But I just cant figure out how they would be mounted.
 

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This is strange because my experience with Willamette's Custom Wheel Service has been very good. I spoke with them a few weeks ago and was impressed with their knowledge of beadlocks. Did you deal directly with them at their Grand Ave. store?

Also the price sounds fishy. I was quoted $145 for a 15x10 wheel with a 4" backspacing. I would have a frrank talk with them.

My $0.02 (becomming worth less every day)
 

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I work in a tire shop and see tons of wheels each day, and from what i know all wheels with 3in. back spacing or less are reverse wheels. If you look at the construction of the wheel you will see that to get the correct back spacing they had to weld the center in facing the other way. I have not payed atention to beadlock wheels to see, if they are reverse or not, but i'll bet that they are not. But if that is true i cannot se how they make them with little back spacing.
The wheels are not wrong that is just the way they make them. Because they have to weld the center on to the Drop center of the drum it is not posseble to achieve the back spacing without a radically dished center.

I would call MRT or other beadlock wheel manufacturer and find out if you were to have them make a 15/10 with 2.5 inch back spacing, would it be a reverse wheel? and where would the lock ring go.

I hope that helps.

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This setup is very similar to what I am running. I have a set of reversed rims with 2" backspacing. It is not a big deal at all. The beadlock still goes on the outside. And mounting is normal. Unless you have a non beadlocked wheel that is reversed. then the tire has to be put on backwards (something that 4WPW cannot figure out even if you tell them exactly how to do it <IMG SRC="smilies/pissed.gif" border="0"> ) The thing is that there is really not that much pressure on the inner bead. Most of it is on the outer edge. Think of how the weight is distributed.... They seem to work well for me. I did have a bit of a leak while I was running 4 psi on a 36x12.50 tsl on the 15x10" rim. But it appears that 4 psi on the 38.5x14.50's seem perfect. I have tried and cannot seem to blow the tire off of the rim backwards.
Ask on the Sammy board. It is a common modification for them...


if you have any questions pm me


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ok I thought they were beadlocks. they will cut off the outer lip when they are made intoi beadlocks, weld a flat inner ring with nuts on it and that is that <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> but $90x2, eatons are $130 beadlocked, MRT's less then $200.
 

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I payed $45 eoach for these wheels. I am strapped for cash right now, so I asked about getting beadlocks installed on these wheels later. he said that it is possible and would cost an extra $90 each.

That is the same total price as if I got the locks now, $135 per wheel with beadlocks.

I had to mount the tire from the backside of the wheel to get them to go on. I knew this ahead of time.

Willamette wheel is great so far. I just cant figure out how the tire would go on with the beadlock on the "non drop center" side of the wheel.

Does anyone actually have beadlocks installed on 15x10 wheels with the center reversed?
 

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Originally posted by Toy Benny:
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I had to mount the tire from the backside of the wheel to get them to go on. I knew this ahead of time.

Does anyone actually have beadlocks installed on 15x10 wheels with the center reversed?</STRONG>

Dude, I have that similar setup... My rim is reversed and the beadlock goes on the outer edge of the rim. Just like normal. In fact you can mount them easily yourself. The beadlock removes and replaces the outer lip. So you will have no problem mounting the tire in the normal fashion once the beadlocks are on.
 
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