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    Quote Originally Posted by fiend View Post
    That viair must be pretty baddass.
    I dunno, I've had no problems reseating a bead with my PowerPlant and I've done it multiple times out on the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    I dunno, I've had no problems reseating a bead with my PowerPlant and I've done it multiple times out on the trail.
    Powerplant’s baddass too then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiend View Post
    Powerplant’s baddass too then.
    Don't know why it or any compressor would need to be badass to reseat a bead but, okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiend View Post
    Powerplant’s baddass too then.
    Only badasses carry CO2. I read it on the Google.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10frank9 View Post
    Only badasses carry CO2. I read it on the Google.
    I know. I wish I had CO2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiend View Post
    I know. I wish I had CO2.
    So you know exactly what I mean? We’re practically brothers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10frank9 View Post
    Only badasses carry CO2. I read it on the Google.
    Quote Originally Posted by fiend View Post
    I know. I wish I had CO2.
    My ARB single wouldn't set the beads when I mounted my 37s... I ended up using my nitrogen tank I use for testing refrigerant lines. 😎

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    Since you play in the rocks, say go for it. I air down 8-10 psi without worries. My tires balanced just fine. I actually prefer rock rash on the rings rather than trying to keep them nice.

    As mentioned, the downside is getting them installed. I'm pretty handy and I failed to get a single tire over the wheel to install them. I got one so stuck and had to trailer the whole mess to the off-road shop who gladly charged me $500 (1 hr labor per wheel) to mount and balance. I know, ouch. They did do a good job, torqued to 24ft lbs and used anti-seize as I asked for. I wish I could have found a shop that would have just slung the tires onto the wheels with their machine, then let me take 'em home for the labor intensive rock ring torque ceremony.

    I'm already nervous about who's going to put new tires on the wheels when the time comes.

    Now that I'm down in south florida, beadlocks are a waste, but I'm only here for a few more years.

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    I appreciate all the info from everyone. I too kind of like the rock rash, sets me apart from all the jackass mall crawlers around here. I’m really torn but I feel like I’m leaning toward them. I was thinking about the black steel ring. Is there pro or con to steel versus aluminum?


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    Quote Originally Posted by StormTrooper_JK View Post
    I appreciate all the info from everyone. I too kind of like the rock rash, sets me apart from all the jackass mall crawlers around here. I’m really torn but I feel like I’m leaning toward them. I was thinking about the black steel ring. Is there pro or con to steel versus aluminum?


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    Steel rusts. Steel will bend. Depending on the design, the ring bolt heads may not be recessed, so they will get chewed up and may not take a tool when it comes time to remove the tires.

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