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Thread: Trouble mounting slab beadlocks

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    Trouble mounting slab beadlocks

    I've never had beadlocks so bare with me, I can't get the ring to sit flush on the wheel. It's almost like the bead on the super swampers I'm trying to mount is too thick? Don't know if a gap is ok between the wheel and ring or not? Just don't want to over torque the bolts. Any help or info would be great! Thank you in advance.

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    When you say flush, do you mean that the ring is level all the way around the tire or that the ring metal is directly on rim metal flush? If the latter, then no it wouldn't be flush and you can expect to have an internal gap. Fallow the torque specs for the bolts and keep working in a circle. Over torque them and risk stripping the rim threads or snapping a bolt. You just want to make sure the tire is completely around the wheel's mounting lip uniformly, and not caught up on it at all.
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    What type of beadlock rim is it?
    Edit- doh didn't read the whole title :mad:

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    Last edited by pvanweelden; 02-13-2014 at 02:03 PM.

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    ATX Slabs there is a good write up on the jeep tech section.

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    Here you go:

    http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?t=6979

    Video included. Hope that helps.

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    There is an internal gap of about 1/4 inch. Is that ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tmac View Post
    There is an internal gap of about 1/4 inch. Is that ok?
    please watch the video, there are several things in it that will help you and keep you safe.

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    Use a rubber mallet to get the bead on the rim. Then set your ring on and start the securing process. And like others have mentioned. Watch the video it does a great job as a tutorial.

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    I watched the video, the bead on those nittos are not even half as thick as my Super Swampers. Being a super stiff tire doesn't help matters either.....

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    Maybe a picture would help us see what the issue is?

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