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kozak
01-25-2009, 06:23 PM
So I got a set of bead locks. After I finished mounting and inflating two of them, I noticed one was leaking air from the inside of the rim behind where the beadlock ring sits.
Has anyone had this problem before ? My plan on fixing it is just laying a weld there, but if anyone has any other ways to fix, Id like to hear them. I will get pictures after my batteries are done charging.

jesslee
01-25-2009, 07:23 PM
jb weld..

kozak
01-25-2009, 07:29 PM
I have been cruising around the net and heard people using silicone and jb weld like you said jesslee, but im not to sure if that will hold air?

jesslee
01-25-2009, 07:32 PM
jb weld will hold air... take the valve core out and let all the air outa the tire before you apply it... let it dry for proper time and it will hold. dont use silicone

MUD CHILD
01-25-2009, 07:48 PM
Did you buy rings and weld them on yourself? Or did you buy the rims with bead locks?

dirka dave
01-25-2009, 08:45 PM
Fill it with monofoam :dontknow:

Then you could drive on water too.

:D

kozak
01-25-2009, 09:10 PM
Did you buy rings and weld them on yourself? Or did you buy the rims with bead locks?
They are the bead locks that have been floating around the for sale section lately. I do not think they are home made beadlocks. Here are some pictures.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y96/kozak_420/IMG_2433.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y96/kozak_420/IMG_2434.jpg

It is not on this specific rim, but you get the idea.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y96/kozak_420/airleakspot.jpg

Ginger Snaps
01-25-2009, 09:18 PM
rub jb weld on the weld and let it set then try it

kozak
01-25-2009, 09:23 PM
I will try that tomorrow after work, I am really hoping it works. I would find it difficult for me to weld, as its in a tight spot, but im sure I can get a stick welder in there an get the job done if the jb weld doesnt work.

MUD CHILD
01-25-2009, 09:40 PM
Ya those are weld on bead locks, just like everyone said put some jb weld on the weld and let it set properly and your good to go[cheers]

kozak
01-25-2009, 11:22 PM
Right on, thanks for all your help.

epic3
01-26-2009, 09:38 AM
primerless windshield urethane will seal it up and NEVER let go if its clean steel youre putting it on

dirka dave
01-26-2009, 10:56 AM
Get some MTR's, then you dont need beadlocks.....

StinkFinger
01-26-2009, 02:16 PM
if you dump some paint thinner in there you should be able to see where it leakes out on the mounting surface this is where your leak is coming from when you find the pin hole dril it out and reweld it thats if you want to take the time to fix ir right