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eborcim
Member
posted December 23, 2002 01:23 PM
MRT offers a special wheel with an extremely large bead rolled into it. lube it good with soap and stand back when you're "popping" the tire onto the rim though.

i have a clip on air chuck. i put the wheel/tire on a 5 gallon bucket turned upside down, clip the air chuck on and run and hide next to the compressor. when the tire pops on, i unhook the air hose from the compressor and release some of the pressure before i even go near the tire/wheel. i'm a skeeredy cat when it comes to exploding tires and stuff.

pearl jam3
Member
posted December 26, 2002 08:12 PM
i dont know about real but basset used to make some extreme bead wheels but they quit after several arms got blown off! we do our own with a mig but use extreme cation as this can be a very scary experiance. lotsa windex and stand back. we had some that took 70 p.s.i. to pop on the wheel.


merlinmech2
Member
posted December 27, 2002 10:46 PM
Has anyone tried screws in the bead? Have had a LOT of trouble with this last year. I was going to weld on the bead (like pearl jam), but someone told me screws work ok too. Just hate to go to tubes.


glen73
Member
posted December 28, 2002 01:21 AM
we have to run "NASCAR" type pull offs,and we grove em up,i found that the light wight AREO Wheel has a really good bead,i run tubes,but run racing tubes made by goodyear,they run around 45 bucks on up,depending on who ya know,i have ran as low as 7 lbs in rr in a tacky 3/8 mile track with a 3500 lb car,most guys went to tubes becouse we couldnt run beadlocks,but its all personal preference,tubes dont bother me,i like em.but he Areo wheels have pretty good beads,and the old BART wheels,mine were about 5 years old,dunno if the new ones have big beads on em though,have fun!!


outlawstock17
Member
posted December 28, 2002 09:33 AM
merlin, most tracks won't allow screws in the rims and with good reason. with all the beatin'-n-bangin', if screws were allowed, they'd wind up all over the racetrack. how would you like to be leading the feature and have to come in and change a flat with a s-crew in your tire?

hey jammin, why can't we say s-crew? we can say screws, but not s-crew.

[This message has been edited by outlawstock17 (edited December 28, 2002).]

PEDDLER
Member
posted December 28, 2002 08:54 PM
We used to run Circle with an extreme bead. I understand they are out of business. An extreme bead is OK if you use caution. We used to air ours up under the trailer with an air line cutoff in the shop. Works well.

The internal welded bead never worked very well. I feel that any car on dirt need a right rear regular beadlock.

Just my opinion.

Jim

Eljojo
Member
posted December 28, 2002 10:05 PM
I've got a question for you: once you got enough air inside the tire to push it over that bead,,,how in the heck did you get it back off the rim?


outlawstock17
Member
posted December 29, 2002 03:34 AM
eljojo, sometimes i had a little help from my competitors to get the wheel off the rim, lol. it can be a chore, especially with a light weight wheel. i use a hand bead breaker from speedway. you just have to be careful not to bend up the rim. i always do it a little at a time circling the rim. after about a lap or 2 around the rim, it will come unbeaded.


PEDDLER
Member
posted December 31, 2002 05:50 PM
Carried ours to a tire shop with a "BIG" bead breaker.


Arkie Dirt Racer
Member
posted January 02, 2003 12:24 AM
quote:
Originally posted by PEDDLER:
Carried ours to a tire shop with a "BIG" bead breaker.

the tire shop here won't hardly break beads on light-weight wheels anymore. after bending, and having to pay for a couple, they don't like light-weight wheels anymore. lol



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