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Steel wheel beadlock conversion

Discussion in 'Tire and Wheel Tech' started by jonheld, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. jonheld

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    I have seen many aluminum products out there, but nothing for steel. Are there companies that can take my shiny new steel wheels and make beadlocks out of them?
     
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    I've done a couple sets over the years type dyi steel beadlock rings. I bet shops would do it but the price tag is such that people dyi or once looking at a shop doing it you might as well start with aluminum
     
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    OK, so I had my new ProComp wheels welded up with Chassis Unlimited beadlocks. All looking good so far, but I have a question on bolt torque for the 32 bolts. After going round and round and round again, I have them set at 10 ft/lbs. The manufacturer was absolutely no help when I called their "tech service" department. You get what you pay for.
    Anyway, I thought someone here might know better.
     
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    There was nothing regarding bolt torque in the OP.
     
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    I asked in post#3.
     
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    If I recall it's around 50 ftlbs. I think mine are around 70. If too tight it will cone the ring. I also ground the ribbing off of the back side of the bead but they still leaked. Now I have heavy duty agricultural inner tubes in them and they don't leak.