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Old March 19th, 2009, 01:15 PM
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Here's a thought. Tell me what you think.

The Land Rover Alloy wheel is a pretty nice piece of work and fancy alloy Beadlock wheel are expensive.

How about beadlocks built on your favorite Rover alloy wheels for $120ish per each? Welded aluminum lock rings and re-powder coated the color of your choice.
You'll gain about .5 to 1" in width, and we'd do a chamfered leak proof design.

The wheel would have it's outer bead machined off and the new inner bead bolt ring would be welded on. Stainless hardware.

If there is interest I can pursue it further.
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Old March 19th, 2009, 01:17 PM
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So you would keep the land rover inner lip?
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Old March 19th, 2009, 02:38 PM
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Are you talking about the inner like to the inside of the care? If so yes. On the outside the bead of the tire would be sandwiched like a regular beadlock
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Probably would be quite effective. I think the offset on the stock wheels is not sufficent for tall tires.
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Old March 19th, 2009, 02:48 PM
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The offset would be the down fall but with a 2" spacer that would be about right and the L/R inside beadlock would be a real benefit.
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You guys are thinking along the same lines as I am.

I need to put some $$ together for some tires, but in the meantime I think I'll try making a set up.
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You guys are thinking along the same lines as I am.

I need to put some $$ together for some tires, but in the meantime I think I'll try making a set up.
And you couldn't have done this BEFORE KOH, you sob? Damnit all to hell. I would have taken 8 of them.

I take back all the nice things I say about you.

Not really.

What are the demensions of the Rover wheel?
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Ha!I don't need them (anymore) but it sounds like another crazy project.
I like it!
I look forward to see them rolling soon.
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Jeff, Just don't break axles... I hate trail repairs. I also like steelies for the trail but I think there is a place for a set of pretty alloys.

In the end these wheels would probably be a bit small for you Buck. 16X7.5(ish) with stock backspacing.

The only reason I'd even consider this is because the Rover Alloy is a very high Quality wheel and has a really nice inner bead retainer.

I'm definately going to do a set for Karen's XD, she does about 30K per year driving so they will need to be balanceable (?) and retain air pressure. A bead locked XD rim? Cool! Or a Tornado?
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Would it be street legal??
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A bead locked XD rim? Cool! Or a Tornado?
Boost rims would be
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Will they be available in 15"?
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Yeah I want to beadlock my 15 steelies.
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These are for 16" Alloys. There are lots of guys out there selling weld on 15" beadlock kits.
Any 16 Rover Alloy wheel. The wheel is welded by a certified welder doode with a nice welder..
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Can someone explain the relationship between the offset and beadlocks please? I don't understand.
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A bead locked XD rim? Cool! Or a Tornado?
Get some cheap castors and do them since you are going to repowdercoat. Don't ruin a set of XD factory black castors.

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Can someone explain the relationship between the offset and beadlocks please? I don't understand.

Beadlocks just make the wheels wider on the outside. The issue with offset is that stock wheels do not have sufficient offset to make running tall tires practical without spacers as the tall tires eat into turning radius.

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Here's a thought. Tell me what you think.

The Land Rover Alloy wheel is a pretty nice piece of work and fancy alloy Beadlock wheel are expensive.

How about beadlocks built on your favorite Rover alloy wheels for $120ish per each? Welded aluminum lock rings and re-powder coated the color of your choice.
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The wheel would have it's outer bead machined off and the new inner bead bolt ring would be welded on. Stainless hardware.

If there is interest I can pursue it further.

I think that would cool, I would never need them but they would be cool for sure.
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I have a set of Deep dish alloys that I have scarred up the outer lip on and would love to try this with. I would probably be up for 5. I also have set of castors I'll be getting rid of- want em as test pilot dummies ?
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The issue with offset is that stock wheels do not have sufficient offset to make running tall tires practical without spacers as the tall tires eat into turning radius.
Oh I get it. So basically your saying that the people wanting beadlocks would likely want a different offset as well.

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