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    Nothing but a Thing swampdog's Avatar
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    Raceline Monster Beadlock??

    Anyone ever ran these or have any experience with them? Close to pulling the trigger on an aluminum set but can find many reviews.
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    Scott is going to run a set on his new jk I believe. I was looking at them too. Hopefully someone will chime in

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    My dad runs those. He loves them

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    Scott is running Racelines on his JK and I know a few guys with Racelines and haven't heard a single bad thing about them. Plus a lot of rock bouncers run Racelines...if they are good enough for rock bouncers, I think they'll be just fine for a JK lol

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    I run them, love them get them PC clear coat : Mine pitted a bit from mag chloride from winter road conditions... my only "gripe".

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    I was going to get a set of these a while back, but fell onto a good deal 2 times on other brands of beadlocks so went with those. Just really like the look of the racelines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hinrichs View Post
    I was going to get a set of these a while back, but fell onto a good deal 2 times on other brands of beadlocks so went with those. Just really like the look of the racelines.
    Samesies....

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    I've had 3 sets of them and loved them until I went to 40" Trail Graplers. I couldn't get them to stop leaking. Chamber Pro's now without the issues.

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    I ran a set of them on my '08 JKUR with 35" and 37" Goodyear MT/R Kevlars. They looked great, but the beadlock ring bolts would not stay tourqed, and I had alot of broken bolts. I replaced the bolts and still had problems. The outer lip on the RT233 wheels isn't as tall as something like the ATX Slab, so the ring was barely making contact with the wheel with everything tourqued. Hindsight, I probably should've used some kind of spacer, and the aluminum rings would've worked better than the flexible thin steel rings that were on mine. Another thing with the Raceline wheels is they do not use threaded inserts like alot of other beadlock manufacturers do. If you strip out the threads for one of your beadlock bolts, you'll have to drill it out and add an insert or helicoil. I had 18" Spyderlock wheels before the Raceline wheels, and switched to these Raceline RT233 when I needed new tires, and didn't want to pay the 18" tire premium $$$. I went with ATX Slabs on my current Jeep.




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    With new 37" MT/R Kevlars mounted.

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    Painted the rings after I grew tired of the all black look.
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    Cleaned and painted after I removed the old 35" MT/R Kevlars
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    With 35" MT/R Kevlars
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    Poser shot in Sedona before I painted the rings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by highoctane View Post
    They looked great, but the beadlock ring bolts would not stay tourqed, and I had alot of broken bolts. I replaced the bolts and still had problems. The outer lip on the RT233 wheels isn't as tall as something like the ATX Slab, so the ring was barely making contact with the wheel with everything tourqued. Hindsight, I probably should've used some kind of spacer, and the aluminum rings would've worked better than the flexible thin steel rings that were on mine.
    I learned the hard way with 233 Aluminum ring Monsters that if it can't mate with the wheel fully flush at 15lbs torque due to a thicker bead, such as my 41.5" Pitbulls have, you need to run the spacers Raceline sells or change ring type(steel vs alum). I had the same issue you describe and blew about 20bolts before getting the spacers.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2011jk View Post
    I've had 3 sets of them and loved them until I went to 40" Trail Graplers. I couldn't get them to stop leaking. Chamber Pro's now without the issues.
    The spacers supposedly fix that issue.


    Quote Originally Posted by highoctane View Post
    Another thing with the Raceline wheels is they do not use threaded inserts like alot of other beadlock manufacturers do. If you strip out the threads for one of your beadlock bolts, you'll have to drill it out and add an insert or helicoil.
    This is actually incorrect. I bought a set a month ago and they use threaded inserts. Multiple guys in my group have had them for years and have the threaded inserts you can knock out with a screwdriver & hammer. If you buy some spare bolts they even come with the inserts. Just replaced some after doing 5days in Moab.

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