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Offline HankD

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DIY Beadlocks
« on: March 04, 2017, 10:01:25 PM »
The kit I bought came with 3/4" tall anti coning rings, my tires bead is about 11/16" thick. Think these will seal up ok? I realize the they will reverse cone somewhat, anyone have any experience with this??

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Re: DIY Beadlocks
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2017, 06:58:04 AM »
Seems like it would leak to me. It would be a pain to do on all 4, but you could mill some material off the ring. Or call the company you got them from and see what they suggest. Maybe it's fine.


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Re: DIY Beadlocks
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2017, 07:03:01 AM »
If u want to try the anti conning rubber, i left enough for about 5 rims with Justin before I left.../Marty

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Re: DIY Beadlocks
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2017, 07:32:48 AM »
Mine have been on almost 6 yrs and only when the rings are off do you notice any coning at all. I take them off every year and reverse them anyway. I dont see the need for this ring. Maybe try an inverted V-Belt like some people have suggested . Or the rubber stuff Marty used.   FjR68

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Re: DIY Beadlocks
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2017, 09:12:50 AM »
I think anti coning is a good idea, they also keep crap out from getting in between the rings, I'd like to use them. If I shorten there circumference slightly they will fit inside the inner ring, this way i could adjust their height to whatever? They come from Jester Fab, I'll message them and see what they think.
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Re: DIY Beadlocks
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2017, 07:03:40 AM »
I agree its a good idea.  The crap that gets between the rings is a PITA. If you dont get a good answer from the Mfg. take a measurement and buy a V-Belt in that size , invert it and lay it in between the rings. It works pretty good and its a cheap way out.   FjR68

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Re: DIY Beadlocks
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2017, 03:01:23 PM »
I checked out Jesterfabs website, $45 a set, that's the cheapest I've seen DIY Bead locks.  What did they grab you for shipping?
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Re: DIY Beadlocks
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2017, 04:09:41 PM »
I checked out Jesterfabs website, $45 a set, that's the cheapest I've seen DIY Bead locks.  What did they grab you for shipping?
It was $387 total shipped, 5 sets of 1/4" x 17" rings with grade 8 hardware.
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Re: DIY Beadlocks
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2017, 06:47:40 AM »
I used Ballistic Fabrication . About that price for 5 sets.   I was able to use Popsicle sticks to center the weld in ring leaving a gap for welding. It must have helped as I run with no balance weights at all.   FjR68