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why does it seem to good to be true? is that for the do it yourself ring kit or the whole rim?
 

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Originally posted by TJoop:
<STRONG>Do it yourself kit.</STRONG>
The web site says

"Beadlocks start at $75 a wheel for an uninstalled kit, or we can supply wheels and installation, starting at $125 a wheel, outright"

sounds like the whole wheel installed and all to me.

Tjoop you been up lately?
 

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Well Erik it looks to me like they can turn them out cheap because they are just using 1/4in steel(cheap but strong) and if someone is a dealer of painted steel wheels they probably only cost 20bucks a wheel for 15x8s. Not knowing anything about them Id say its a good deal. They are 32 bolt and if the edges on the ring arent sharp I bet the 1/4 in steel is plenty strong. Thanks for the post I might buy these.
 

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Are they on the market yet? I was under the impression that they wern't <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0">
 

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I have a question....

where they say that they don't cut the outer bead lip off....this may make it cheaper...but would it not also mean you lose the (significant) advantage of being able to easily mount and dismount tires in the field with no special tools, like you can with regular beadlocks??
 

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I asked the same question in an email today,, no answer yet. BUT looking at the one and only pic on there site,,,, I think there lock mounts totally outside the oem rim, the OEM outer bead is no longer used at all. They simply weld there outer bead to the rim, then mount the lock ring outboard to that,,, That would splane there comment on how there locks make a wheel 2 in wider.
 

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Originally posted by Erik Dlux:
<STRONG>The web site says

"Beadlocks start at $75 a wheel for an uninstalled kit, or we can supply wheels and installation, starting at $125 a wheel, outright"

sounds like the whole wheel installed and all to me.

Tjoop you been up lately?</STRONG>
Oh whoops, I followed Scott's thread a few weeks ago about these but forgot the pricing.

No haven't wheeled lately. Kinda tired of cleaning mud.
 

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No haven't wheeled lately. Kinda tired of cleaning mud.</STRONG>

I hear that. I got mine all cleaned for the first time in about 9mths and got the top and doors on. We went up and I couldnt even get to the hard part on airplane hill. It was way too gooey. You gonna hit this winter at all or just kick back?
 

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Originally posted by BillaVista:
<STRONG>I have a question....

where they say that they don't cut the outer bead lip off....this may make it cheaper...but would it not also mean you lose the (significant) advantage of being able to easily mount and dismount tires in the field with no special tools, like you can with regular beadlocks??</STRONG>
I find that many peopel don't understand this concept, so you are not alone.

Cutting the stock bead surface off or not is irrelevant when it comes time to mount tires on a beadlocked wheel.

On a beadlocked wheel, the inner bead is still used, but the outer bead of the tire now sits OUTSIDE of the rim, and in the case of a beadlock, OUTSIDE of the new welded on flat plate.

That being the case, whatever is behind that welded on plate is irrelevant, since the tire doens;t tough it any more.

Hopefully that clears that up, if not I can provide pictures to help <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by DRM:
<STRONG>Hopefully that clears that up, if not I can provide pictures to help <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Pics Please DRM <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Erik Dlux:
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I hear that. I got mine all cleaned for the first time in about 9mths and got the top and doors on. We went up and I couldnt even get to the hard part on airplane hill. It was way too gooey. You gonna hit this winter at all or just kick back?</STRONG>

Not sure if you were around here last winter or not but they get a good amount of snow up there, makes some of the easy trails fun. I will make a few snow runs. I am sure I will get bored and hit the goop a time or two also. heh

[ 11-04-2001: Message edited by: TJoop ]
 

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one thing to remember is the do-it-yourself type locks will essentially add 1" of width to your rims because the outer bead no longer goes inside the lip of the rim but sits outside of it. yes the bought type locks work the same bu with the outer lip machined off you don't add the width like the do-it-yourself locks. not necessarily a bad thing just something to keep in mind.
 

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Oh, and as for the pics - check the other thread mntioned, my pics and full install write-up are linked there :)
 
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