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Author Topic:   No bead lock rule- Should I run a tube?
Mikey14
Member
posted October 22, 2003 12:40 PM
We can’t run Bead locks on our factory stock here locally. Would it be an advantage to run a tube on my right rear? I’ve also heard of people making an “Arkansas” bead lock by welding a ring inside the wheel just behind the outside bead making an inter wheel bead lock of sorts. Anyone done this? How’d it work out?


M1
Member
posted October 22, 2003 05:21 PM
I run tubes on my right side. Just incase I need to lowwer the air pressure. I run under 20 psi on the right rear, and never had one come off. Ran the same tires all the way around the car all year long and never had a flat. Some people say running tubes isnt nessisary, but I dissagree. Put some talc, or baby powder in the tire before you put the tube in, and it will be fine.

Never heard of a "arkansas beadlock"....

[This message has been edited by M1 (edited October 22, 2003).]

rico 08
Member
posted October 22, 2003 05:44 PM
An arkansas beadlock is just a rolled bead about the width of the bead on the inside of the wheel to help keep the bead on,it makes it alot harder to bead them up though.Marsh's racing tires in siloam springs arkansas does this hence the Arkansas beadlock term.


dirtrace54
Member
posted October 22, 2003 05:48 PM
In between the edge of the rim and the bead that keeps the tire on the rim, weld a small line between the edge and this bead. do this every 6 inches and knock them down. This has bite the tire bead and also keeps the tire from spinning on the rim. If you have any questions, I can get a diagram drawn for on here.


racer17j
Member
posted October 22, 2003 05:52 PM
i won't run without tubes in all my tires


Mikey14
Member
posted October 23, 2003 09:44 AM
And my education continues!! Thanks guys.


Speedway65
Member
posted October 23, 2003 10:23 AM
we run tubes all the way around and run the right rear as low as about 16Lbs.Never had a problem with tubes .In fact after 1 feature win if it wansn't for the tube the tire would have gone down.It had a big slice in it.


dode
Member
posted October 23, 2003 11:41 AM
We run tubes all the way around...only had one flat in 2 years and that was after the race. Had to run a couple of spares at the end of the year this year with no tubes in them and we popped both of them off the rim. Use a tube with lots of tire talc. Oh, and be careful if you are using any of those 2" backspace wheels. The ones I have seen don't work so well with tubes as the valvestem hole is in the wrong place.

John

dode
Member
posted October 23, 2003 11:42 AM
BTW, by design the IMCA tires are designated for use with tubes.

John

b4racing
Member
posted October 23, 2003 07:06 PM
another method I have saw is to take and drill about 20 holes around the bead and then take and put metal screws into the bead. I have not done this but it looked like it would work good as long as you are gettting directly into the bead.


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