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Author Topic:   Bead lock kits
loojack
Member
posted July 27, 2002 10:36 AM
Has anyone tried a bead lock kit? are they worth the trouble, or is it better to just buy a bead lock wheel? Are they hard to install correctly? Any opinions? Thanks!


Pickel
Member
posted July 27, 2002 08:40 PM
My cousin use to use bead loks kits and never had a problum with them.. he has mad a few of them ..


06Racing
Member
posted July 29, 2002 10:36 AM
I have made three of them no trouble all all to install ! And there as good a new wheel !


loojack
Member
posted July 29, 2002 03:01 PM
Thanks, Sounds good to me. I'll give one a try! Thanks again!


Racer0
Member
posted July 31, 2002 01:07 AM
I don't mean to sound rude or anything, but didn't it come with instructions? That was the reason for the post. I have a real limited budget don't want to waste money on something that won't work. I've been looking at a MRT econolock at www.mrt-wheels.com, the site has some very useful info. I e-mailed about cost, local dealer etc. haven't heard back yet. They have installation instuctions for their kits, give them a look-might help.


jammin
Administrator
posted July 31, 2002 05:26 PM
MRT has gone out of business.

jammin


loojack
Member
posted July 31, 2002 06:08 PM
I guess that explains why they never got back with me.. Thanks!


Racer0
Member
posted August 01, 2002 03:13 AM
Here's how I always installed them: Take the tire off the wheel(if it's not already done), clean/prep the face of the wheel for welding, center the beadlock ring(the part with the nuts attached to it) to the wheel, tack it on 4 sides, check for centering again, then weld it up. Try to skip weld, don't weld in one continous line(that could cause warpage). Then grind the welds flat and smooth. You may have to touch-up weld for spots that don't penetrate well or spots that you grind too deep(believe me, easy to do). Add paint, tire and outer beadlock ring and your ready to go. Sometimes I use silicone to seal the whole deal.


Racer0
Member
posted August 01, 2002 07:30 PM
I've always fit the kit inside the original bead, no cutting.


Racer0
Member
posted August 01, 2002 10:08 PM
Are you serious Jammin? When did this happen?


jammin
Administrator
posted August 02, 2002 08:51 AM
Several months ago.....their site is still up, I have no idea why.

jammin


loojack
Member
posted August 02, 2002 03:00 PM
I got an e-mail from them (MRT) yesterday, said Econo locks for steel wheels still available. Going to give them a call.

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Middle aged wannabe racer!


loojack
Member
posted August 02, 2002 03:26 PM
Just got off the phone with Brant Chenoweth at MRT, He assures me that MRT is not out of business. Lyle Marsh the founder has, bought back the company. Anyway I ordered one of their Econo beadlock kits. Check them out at www.mrt-wheels.com.

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Middle aged wannabe racer!


blanep
Member
posted August 02, 2002 10:16 PM
Good to hear loojack. Thanks for the info.


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