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Protoype street legal beadlocks!! the install.

well, a friend scored some prototype beadlocks from austrailia to do some testing on. we have heards they work good in the rocks, but sunday we are goign to thrash them beyond beliefe with no air pressure in our local ravines where ultimate adventure managed to lose 20 beads in one day. we all run normal beadlocks, but are putting these on a TJ for testing. the funky angles, and angled ravines plus smlammign logs and trees into the sidewall just normally seem to peel tires from the rim. we are also wondering if the liner is goign t ohelp with some of our low pressure tire fold and hop that a few of us with taller sidewalls experience we are running under 5lbs in our swampers.
anyways, onto the product.
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Re: Protoype street legal beadlocks!! the install.

hmm, whats with the stupid photos ot working
mount one bead normally

here is the liner that fits inside the the tire that the tube goes into. the liner should not expand

the volkswagon sized tube


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line up the two black strips around the regular wheel valve stem

slide in your tube with a tad of air in it to make it come to shape, and put some supplied powder onto it to prevent that awful shaffing.

recommeneded to drill your seocnd valve stem hole 6" from the original one

the poor hammered test TJ
we need to pull off the top, doors, and windshield before we test these as we know we are going to be driving it on its side as part fo the tire beadlock test. plus reweld the rear suspension
its on 35x10.5 boggers as tall and skinny boggers are the tire of choice for this park.

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Re: Protoype street legal beadlocks!! the install

thats a pretty neat idea.....post a report on how they work
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Re: Protoype street legal beadlocks!! the install.

Well, they worked quite well on our test TJ.
we had two tires that went down overnight to flat from the install till we loaded them on the trailer sunday morning.
they where leakign around the bead on both due to the old alluminum rims pitting on the bead. one we got to fix, th eother we didnt have time, so the left rear was goign down fast.

on consensous on the locks. they did work well!! they did keep the tire bead seated. they did allow mud and twigs, and bark to start to work into the bead, but the TJ driver worked them extremely hard.

the left rear went flat half way through the day. we drove out of the park with that tire COMPLETLY FLAT on sidehills, uphills and offcamber to that side. it tried all it could to peel the bead off, but the bead stayed planted for the 1 mile ride out.

type of wheelign we wanted to test them in
on this hill you have to cut it up high in the very right top corner and "slide" sideways to the bottom as one of the few lines to make it through without pulling cable.
you also have to watch the giant hol by my rear tires as its deep enough that if you slide in you roll over.
this is the trail ultimate adventure ran at the cliffs and rolled 3 or 4 trucks in this corner.
you can see the heavy side load we put on the tires doing this with 4-5lbs of air.
i did the slide sideways all th eway down with the 2 driver side tires in the air till i pegged the tree as you guys can see in this pic.

also has to take the sideloads of winching our trucks on our sides

the test tj running between 5-6 lbs of air
these are th etype of side loads that are always peelign normal tires off the rims

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Re: Protoype street legal beadlocks!! the install

do you think these would make it tough to balance the tire for someone who drove on the street a lot?
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do you think these would make it tough to balance the tire for someone who drove on the street a lot?

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I would think there may be a little issue with balancing, but I would most definitely mount the tube valve stem 180* from the tire valve stem. like they do with duel wheels.
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Re: Protoype street legal beadlocks!! the install

their should not be an issue with ballancing, as all the added extra weight(tube and liner) is distributed equally all along the whole inside of the rim except for the valve stem which is only a few ounces.
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