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    Need rock rings installed and wheels balanced

    As the title says,

    I need a set of custom rock rings installed, the wheels repainted (powder coated) and the wheels balanced. I have the rings but haven't bought the wheels yet.

    Who have you guys gone to in town to have this done?

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    I can weld them on for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    I can weld them on for you.
    Do you guys mount large tires on bead locks ? Or know who will ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtydonky View Post
    Do you guys mount large tires on bead locks ? Or know who will ?
    Depending on the size of the tire, you might have some issues finding a tire shop to mount and balance. Beadlocks are pretty user friendly to install a tire on at home. I use airsoft BBs to balance and they work pretty well. They also can't get knocked off like a traditional lead weight and they also adjust for changing tire weight, such as when you knock part of a lug off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FeCamel View Post
    Depending on the size of the tire, you might have some issues finding a tire shop to mount and balance. Beadlocks are pretty user friendly to install a tire on at home. I use airsoft BBs to balance and they work pretty well. They also can't get knocked off like a traditional lead weight and they also adjust for changing tire weight, such as when you knock part of a lug off.
    I use the copper coated bbs. But I agree with the rest

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    Quote Originally Posted by FeCamel View Post
    Depending on the size of the tire, you might have some issues finding a tire shop to mount and balance. Beadlocks are pretty user friendly to install a tire on at home. I use airsoft BBs to balance and they work pretty well. They also can't get knocked off like a traditional lead weight and they also adjust for changing tire weight, such as when you knock part of a lug off.
    I did the exact same thing with mine. As long as you run a quality name brand airsoft pellet you're usually good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CashMoney View Post
    I did the exact same thing with mine. As long as you run a quality name brand airsoft pellet you're usually good.
    Yeah, I got the "fancy" ones without the seam. Apparently the cheap ones split apart and turn to plastic mush. I just changed a tire recently that had been running them for a few years and the BBs were all still whole (but had turned from white to black from tire dust).

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    Quote Originally Posted by FeCamel View Post
    Depending on the size of the tire, you might have some issues finding a tire shop to mount and balance. Beadlocks are pretty user friendly to install a tire on at home. I use airsoft BBs to balance and they work pretty well. They also can't get knocked off like a traditional lead weight and they also adjust for changing tire weight, such as when you knock part of a lug off.
    I have done it several times in the past at home, been running beadlocks for many years now, problem is I have spinal fusion in my neck and lower back, and some labor heavy stuff I gotta farm out. I'm looking at 40's on 17" TR rims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtydonky View Post
    I have done it several times in the past at home, been running beadlocks for many years now, problem is I have spinal fusion in my neck and lower back, and some labor heavy stuff I gotta farm out. I'm looking at 40's on 17" TR rims.
    Maybe you can get a few buddies or guys from here to come over for a tire install. Or maybe one of the 4-wheel fab/parts stores would be willing to do them. I was just saying that most tire shops are going to shy away from 40" tires and beadlocks, but you might get lucky if you call around. I'd be willing to come lend a hand after the holidays if you can't find a shop to do them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FeCamel View Post
    Maybe you can get a few buddies or guys from here to come over for a tire install. Or maybe one of the 4-wheel fab/parts stores would be willing to do them. I was just saying that most tire shops are going to shy away from 40" tires and beadlocks, but you might get lucky if you call around. I'd be willing to come lend a hand after the holidays if you can't find a shop to do them.
    I would also be willing to help out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FeCamel View Post
    Maybe you can get a few buddies or guys from here to come over for a tire install. Or maybe one of the 4-wheel fab/parts stores would be willing to do them. I was just saying that most tire shops are going to shy away from 40" tires and beadlocks, but you might get lucky if you call around. I'd be willing to come lend a hand after the holidays if you can't find a shop to do them.
    Most won't touch beadlocks at all due to the liability of the bolts loosening up. I can't really blame them though from a business standpoint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FeCamel View Post
    Maybe you can get a few buddies or guys from here to come over for a tire install. Or maybe one of the 4-wheel fab/parts stores would be willing to do them. I was just saying that most tire shops are going to shy away from 40" tires and beadlocks, but you might get lucky if you call around. I'd be willing to come lend a hand after the holidays if you can't find a shop to do them.
    Very nice, that might work. I will see how long it takes me to get the tires and post up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CashMoney View Post
    Most won't touch beadlocks at all due to the liability of the bolts loosening up. I can't really blame them though from a business standpoint.
    Oh right, I agree. Yeah, what I did to Les Shwab in the past to get them to patch a sidewall, is just have them seat the tire on the rim, I installed the ring. I think I told them they were going to be off road use only, might revisit that, it was the one in Gardnerville.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtydonky View Post
    Oh right, I agree. Yeah, what I did to Les Shwab in the past to get them to patch a sidewall, is just have them seat the tire on the rim, I installed the ring. I think I told them they were going to be off road use only, might revisit that, it was the one in Gardnerville.
    I have found that they are more willing to work on "out-of-the-ordinary" items if they are brought in not on a vehicle. Just tell them it's for a tractor or something and not for road use. If they can just get them on the rim, it's pretty easy to throw some BBs in them and bolt the ring on. That would be the ideal way to go and I'm sure we can get a few volunteers to help move them around and tighten bolts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FeCamel View Post
    I have found that they are more willing to work on "out-of-the-ordinary" items if they are brought in not on a vehicle. Just tell them it's for a tractor or something and not for road use. If they can just get them on the rim, it's pretty easy to throw some BBs in them and bolt the ring on. That would be the ideal way to go and I'm sure we can get a few volunteers to help move them around and tighten bolts.
    That sounds great.
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