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Exclamation Reason for going beadlocks?

I have four of them... and they all look similiar to this...


first off, i bought 8 weld on rings, forgot from who, but i paid under 200 bucks for them, i had to buy my own bolts, but for the price of one bead lock rim, i will have four.
i also took this time to move the valve stem into the middle of the rim. so far the first rim took me 2.5 hours total to do, that was from breaking the bead to putting air into it.

i have posted the write up on my website.
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I wish someone would have told me this when I was doing mine.

"Move the valve stem farther towards the inside of the rim while you have the tires dismounted. It will be a PITA to get to them where they are now...."

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lol.. yep the stems will be moved.. i have two badly bent ones now.. not sure how they stayed in..

will do leve... trying to do a decent write up for my site...

i notice you took those tire spoons.. dang it.. you could have left them and taken this p.o.s. compressor with ya aaron..

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Instead of moving them, get the Valve stems that have the 90 degree bend in them. turn them to the center behind the beadlock. done.

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actually brent.. to move takes little time.. just weld up the old hole.. and drill a new hole..

and i got the stickers today... THANKS!!!!!!

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and i got the stickers today... THANKS!!!!!!

strange..... I still haven't recieved that letter from you Pat.... are you sure you got the address correct?

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actually brent.. to move takes little time.. just weld up the old hole.. and drill a new hole..

true, doesn't take much, just a little easier.

glad you got the stickers. I wanta see one on the mailboax at the hammers

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roger that.. should be there this saturday..

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