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09-02-2008, 06:00 PM
how do I get my beadlocks to center up proper?
Before takin it out this weekend I loosened all the bolts off aired down to 10 pounds and drove over 100km's and they still bounce my truck like a paint shakerand look warped when spinning.
They've got about 1500km's on em same with the tires on em and havent been wheeled just street logging road and sand so they shouldnt be warped (better not be)

Hello Kitty
09-02-2008, 06:19 PM
keep adjusting the bolts until you are satisfied.

09-02-2008, 06:22 PM
it's not the rims dumbass ... [f] ... ever seen a round bogger i haven't .. try the balancing powder if it's that bad i just used to ajust tire presure by 2 lbs at a time till it worked ... with my set on the 44's ... found that on road 18 in the front and 15 in the back set was perfect a little shimmy but no big deal ... id be more worried by your front shackles [f] ...

09-02-2008, 06:54 PM
shackles smackles

when I lift the truck and spin em they are mostly true on the inside and out of whack on the outside so I figure they are just not centered right.
All 4 were way out before this last trip but loosening em and retightening made three of em better (not perfect boggers I know) but one is still way out.

I feel so embarassed when cruisin down the road and my man titties are bouncing

Balancing powder eh where do I get that?
And right now I got my tires at 15psi they drive better at that then at 20

Ginger Snaps
09-02-2008, 07:00 PM
dont be a pussy phil

paul jr
09-02-2008, 07:11 PM
i know this is a dumb question....but having blown my first bead on saturday.................do they keep the tire from popping on the inside as well as blowing off the rim????????????

09-02-2008, 07:14 PM
paul, think of it this way.

Have you ever seen an inside bead blow?

I have, but its RARE.

Somthing like 1 out of 20 are inside.

09-02-2008, 07:14 PM
If you figure this out I got a 30 pack if you want to center mine too[cheers] They are focked on the road

09-02-2008, 07:16 PM
phil, just make sure that when you tighten them down, that they sit properly. I beat on mine with a sledge hammer, no air in them and with the bolts just starting to tighten down.
Also try jumping on them to pull them the way you want.

Then if all else fails, pop the back bead, and dump 2000 air soft pellets in each wheel (=9.4oz)

paul jr
09-02-2008, 07:23 PM
paul, think of it this way.

Have you ever seen an inside bead blow?

I have, but its RARE.

Somthing like 1 out of 20 are inside.
OK me dumb again......i meant if the tire implodes instead of explodes

09-02-2008, 07:29 PM
i know what you mean.

in order to blow an inner bead, you have to push it off.

How do you push off an inner bead when its normally on the inside, nothing pushing on it.

I blew an outer by steering on dry slabs. "pushed" it right off

paul jr
09-02-2008, 07:32 PM
that's what happened ....so i guess bead locks wont help that...me smart now kinda[cheers]

09-02-2008, 07:44 PM
no, normal beadlocks will nt help the inner bead.

Unless yu have double bead locks!

09-02-2008, 07:54 PM
When I installed mine I measured the lip of the tire(inside of bead) to the edge of the inner ring and made sure I had the same distance all the way around. I then tightened them in a criss cross pattern a little at a time to make sure it did not move and they are quite smooth for a set of unbalanced TSL'S

09-02-2008, 08:40 PM
boggers + beadlocks = [16]

a.k.a. Phil's moobs jiggle

09-02-2008, 09:01 PM
Buy trailready beadlocks that self centre themselves;)

09-02-2008, 09:16 PM
woops double post!

09-03-2008, 10:44 AM
boggers + beadlocks = [16]

a.k.a. Phil's moobs jiggle

More like bounce

Maries jiggle:D

09-03-2008, 05:00 PM
Doing mine, I just centered the wheel in the tire, watching the distance of the bolt holes to the bead all the way around. Never had a problem with any severe wobble from the tires. They actually balanced out real nice, and the truck will hit its top speed and drive straight. Mind you, top speed is only 75 Kmh.

I tend to take the inside bead off about half as much as the outside. And I seem to have a knack doing it anywhere. In the mud especially. I do it on the rocks, but thats an easy fix. Loading that tire up with thick gooey clay is not my idea of a good time when you have to fix it on the trail.


This time I was a 100 feet from the truck, so I said screw it and drove it up onto the trailer without changing it.


Back at the shop, I didn't bother to pop the inside bead off. I just hung it on the engine hoist and cleaned it out by hand. Then I buffed the bead clean with the grinder, and set it back on the ground. I reinstalled the bolts, and threw some air in it. And, once again, it rolls true.