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Author Topic:   Beadlock help for a slow learner
racer038
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posted May 20, 2003 05:59 PM
I'm really embarrassed to ask this....I'm an asphalt racer trying to run dirt this year....be patient. I ordered a new BART rim from Summit along with a BART beadlock. Stuff came in today. I thought I was smarter, but there are no instructions / directions, just rings, washers and bolts. Right now, I can't decide what's supposed to happen and how I'm supposed to install these suckers. Before I make a fool of myself (even more), I'll wait for you guys to tell me what to do. You haven't let this slow learner down yet!


Eljojo
Member
posted May 20, 2003 09:02 PM
new tire? Put the tire on thr rim-halfway. Just the indide, then push the bead that's still outside the rim up against it and set the ring against it and get your bolts started. I have pretty good luck with new tires not using silicone...old bent beadlocks require goo to make them seal. tighten the ring up and air it up. It'll probably leak some but not too bad.


superdave
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posted May 20, 2003 10:04 PM
Try this site. Pictures and everything.
http://www.high-impact.net/beadlocktiremounting2.htm

Good luck,

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smallrock98
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posted May 20, 2003 11:27 PM
Did the inner ring already come on the rim? If not, the inner ring must be welded to the face of the rim. Remove all the weld burr's and make it smooth. Put the tire on the rim. Install inner tube if you desire. I always do. Remember to use plenty of baby powder so the inner tube will less likely snag on something and tear. The inner side of the tire seats as usual but the outer side of the tire must sit on top of the inner ring that was welded. After that, just place the beadlock on top of the outside of the tire and install the bolts and washers to the inner ring. When you tighten the bolts, the beadlock actually smashes the edge of the tire against the inner ring. I hope I painted you a descent enough picture. Good Luck.......and welcome to dirt!


racer038
Member
posted May 21, 2003 05:40 AM
Thanks guys, especially SmallRock. That's what I needed to know. WELD THE INNER RING TO THE RIM!!!!! You know, that's that way it looked, but boy I just didn't want to mess up $100 worth of stuff without some confirmation. Thanks again.


racnfool
Member
posted May 21, 2003 07:46 AM
Man, I appologise for just assuming the beadlock was already welded on! I get mine welded on from the supplier. It usually costs about $10 and when the big brown truck pulls off I'm putting a tire on.


Flanndad
Member
posted May 21, 2003 12:31 PM
I get mine from Port City Racing, Aero 15x8 w/beadlock already installed $86.00.

I wouldn't even consider welding it on myself.

racer038
Member
posted May 21, 2003 04:49 PM
Thanks again everyone. I'm learning a lot. Sometimes my desire to save a dollar, really costs me. When you ship stuff UPS from some mail order places, the shipping costs really mount up. Where I live, there are no local suppliers, you take a day off work to drive to Louisville, KY, and then they don't have exactly what you need. So I order a lot of stuff from Summit. Next beadlock I'll investigate a little better, BEFORE I buy.


Tim Weiss
Member
posted May 21, 2003 07:01 PM
I see you are from Bardstown Iwas working in Bergen by Harrodsburg run into Wayne Bowen Ibelieve he goes to Bardstown every weekend has abig semi full of parts also goes to Ponderosa 859 748 9408


racer038
Member
posted May 21, 2003 08:44 PM
No problem ELJOJO. Who do you get your beadlock rims from? The beadlock kit from Summit was $50, the 19# rim was $40, so I'm at $90 already. If I chicken out and take the Beadlock / rim somewhere to have it welded by a pro, I'll probably be out $20, so Hindsight being 20/20, I should have bought the thing already assembled for $100 plus the $10 shipping and I'd be set. Sometimes we "racers" just have to do it the hard way.


Eljojo
Member
posted May 22, 2003 03:42 PM
truth is: I buy ALL my wheels from TC Racecars seems like they get about 35 for the wheel and 50 for the b-lok and $10 for installation.....I've bought four wheels at a time and they split the shipping costs with me. Ask 'em!


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