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iwaxmyjimmy 01-15-2013 10:30 AM

weld-on beadlocks
 
Are any vendors, or any person on the forum a certified welder, willing to weld-on outter rings for bead lock wheel. Its steel on steel, I'll sign a disclaimer so you don't have to worry about that. I just can't weld good enough to attempt these.

suicideking 01-15-2013 02:32 PM

Pretty sure JPI in Yucaipa does welding. I would think most mod shops do as well.

iwaxmyjimmy 01-15-2013 02:37 PM

You're right a lot of shops do welding but being that this would be welding on steel wheels a lot of places would steer away from that.

Sccafire 01-15-2013 06:25 PM

Just to have someone weld on the rings probably not a good idea. I would find a shop that has done it before. The major problem with welding on the steel rings is tire balance. If they are not perfectly welded on you will always have tire balance issues. If the Jeep will be a trail only rig you could probably get away with trying to do it yourself.

iwaxmyjimmy 01-15-2013 06:49 PM

Yeah I'm tracking about all that and this was a feeler on this hoping someone has done it. Honestly you would have to do some really ugly booger welds to throw it way out of balance.

JPi1 01-16-2013 07:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by suicideking (Post 3232287)
Pretty sure JPI in Yucaipa does welding. I would think most mod shops do as well.

We could do this with no problem Rick, I just turned it down due to liability reasons. Thanks

iwaxmyjimmy 01-16-2013 07:41 AM

I know and understand that not a big deal, but if you could recommend someone who would do it that would be awesome.

JPi1 01-16-2013 07:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iwaxmyjimmy
I know and understand that not a big deal, but if you could recommend someone who would do it that would be awesome.

You might give Bones a call at OMF

iwaxmyjimmy 01-16-2013 08:40 AM

Thanks I'll give them a call later on today. Another option I was looking at was a 5x5.5 conversion spacer to run some eaton beadlocks. Not really a fan of wheel spacers though. I'm going to keep chasing down leads to get them welded on. I'm just not a fan of aluminum wheels, so thats why I'm all for the steel wheel deal.

Sccafire 01-16-2013 12:59 PM

I did find these. I do not know what tire size you are looking for but 15X8 start at $159. Just another option for you.

National Tire & Wheel Off Road Tires Wheels & Accessories

iwaxmyjimmy 01-16-2013 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sccafire (Post 3236445)
I did find these. I do not know what tire size you are looking for but 15X8 start at $159. Just another option for you.

National Tire & Wheel Off Road Tires Wheels & Accessories

Those are my other option but will need an adapter/spacer

Sccafire 01-16-2013 04:04 PM

Here were the options listed for bolt pattrns for the 15X8

Available in the following bolt patterns:
5X4.5
5X5.5
6X5.5
8X6.5

iwaxmyjimmy 01-16-2013 04:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sccafire (Post 3237078)
Here were the options listed for bolt pattrns for the 15X8

Available in the following bolt patterns:
5X4.5
5X5.5
6X5.5
8X6.5

Yeah I was already tracking that. Hence why I mentioned using adapters

iwaxmyjimmy 01-16-2013 07:13 PM

Since I'm not really finding anyone willing to weld on some I'll probably go with adapters/ spacer and Eaton's.... just wish I could get a bigger ring to protect the valve stems more

Sccafire 01-16-2013 07:18 PM

My bad, I thought they were 5x5.5 bolt pattern. Just seen they are 5x5 bolt pattern.

iwaxmyjimmy 01-16-2013 07:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sccafire (Post 3237893)
My bad, I thought they were 5x5.5 bolt pattern. Just seen they are 5x5 bolt pattern.

Its cool man. I wanted a little less back spacing so it should work out pretty good


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