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calcal
30-04-2012, 11:26 PM
Hey guys,
Just wondering if beadlocks can be used on the sunraysia rims?

Cheers
Calcal

joshman
30-04-2012, 11:30 PM
I'm under the impression that beadlocks are part of the rim itself, and as far as I know, illegal for onroad use - cant understand why though...

calcal
30-04-2012, 11:34 PM
I'm under the impression that beadlocks are part of the rim itself, and as far as I know, illegal for onroad use - cant understand why though...

You can buy beadlocks seperate and put them on yourself, just need to know if they will work with the sunraysias!! They are going on with my simex centerpides, only go on when I want to go out for a play

Boosted
01-05-2012, 12:36 AM
Im pretty sure you can put external beadlocks on sunnies. Have you had a look at internal beadlocks? They are less prone to leaks and easier to install.

http://www.secondair.com.au/

joshy
01-05-2012, 12:43 AM
depends on the beadlock but most of them should be.

calcal
01-05-2012, 01:42 AM
I just confirmed at a 4x4 shop that beadlocks will fit on sunnies

cyc10n
01-05-2012, 02:03 AM
I just confirmed at a 4x4 shop that beadlocks will fit on sunnies

Did they give ya a price calcal??? Wouldn't mind getting them to mine

calcal
01-05-2012, 02:27 AM
120 each rim plus 45 for all nuts, bolts etc.

loco12
01-05-2012, 03:19 AM
i assume that price does not include the prep work, welding and repainting?
any idea for the cost of that?

calcal
01-05-2012, 03:53 AM
My mrs old man is pretty good with steel work plus he owns a powder coating business!! So it wouldn't boat me anything!! Wouldn't have a clue how much it would cost

loco12
01-05-2012, 05:06 AM
nice work! i would love to have access to a powdercoating shop.
i was looking at beadlocks but i thought the cost wasnt worth it in the end for me, but in your case you have maybe halved the cost.

calcal
01-05-2012, 05:26 AM
Yeah I'm pretty keen! I'm hunting around for simex centerpides and I want to do everything in one hit! New rims, beadlocks and rubber

equipt
01-05-2012, 01:15 PM
Yes you can fit them to sunnies, but you cant just "take them off" as you have to weld the inner ring onto the wheel, then the outer ring bolts on. What size simexes are you thinking of running?
External bead locks are illegal to run on the road, but what isn't these days LOL.
They can be a real dog to balance, 1 of my mates had 35" bead locked simexes on his GQ and had close to 1kg of wheel weights on his rim plus about 6 golf balls in each tire (apparently they work like a for of auto balance)

calcal
01-05-2012, 01:47 PM
Yes you can fit them to sunnies, but you cant just "take them off" as you have to weld the inner ring onto the wheel, then the outer ring bolts on. What size simexes are you thinking of running?
External bead locks are illegal to run on the road, but what isn't these days LOL.
They can be a real dog to balance, 1 of my mates had 35" bead locked simexes on his GQ and had close to 1kg of wheel weights on his rim plus about 6 golf balls in each tire (apparently they work like a for of auto balance)


33 x 12.5 x 15

joshman
01-05-2012, 09:37 PM
33 x 12.5 x 15

What's the rims and offset you're running? I thought the 15" rims didn't fit, at least not with out some... modification of the brake caliper... I've been eyeing off some maxxis bighorn 32x11.5x

calcal
01-05-2012, 11:09 PM
I used to run 15s on the nav! The caliper just touched so with the dremel I trimmed it back and they fit like a dream

calcal
01-05-2012, 11:09 PM
Unsure of the offset yet! Maybe -22

joshman
01-05-2012, 11:39 PM
I see, any idea if 0 offset 15" rims would have too many dramas?

calcal
02-05-2012, 12:42 AM
I'm not to good with offsets!! I'm leaving the decision to my mate who owns a 4x4 shop.

joshman
02-05-2012, 01:08 AM
Haha, rightio, ill have to hook up some loaner rims and see what fits.

joshy
02-05-2012, 03:29 AM
if your looking at getting new rims, look at buying already beadlocked rims, i bought a set for under 300 a rim. they will balance better and less chance of leaks then getting someone to weld a ring to a rim, which i also had done and had no end of problems with.

0 offset 15's will fit. But if u can test them first as some brands have slightly diff measurements.

equipt
06-05-2012, 07:06 AM
Check out this thread is gives a bit of an idea on whats involved in making your own beadlocks up.

http://forum.ih8mud.com/nc-olde-north-state-cruisers/340284-my-new-beadlock-wheels.html