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    Hooked benatc1's Avatar
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    Those look sweet, I'll have to keep that in mind when the time comes

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    When I built my JKUR in Florida, the 35x12.5r17 BFG KM2s fit the Raceline Monsters with ease - they basically fell on. Even torquing down 32 ring bolts went without a hitch.

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    I never knew just how easy I had it. Enter 37x13.5r17 Cooper STT Pros, XD229 Machetes and a 30 Colorado garage. Compared to my previous experience, this was like trying to stretch 15" tires onto 20" wheels. Seriously, I actually double checked the side walls and wheel size. Lol. Just getting the wheels into the tires in sub-freezing weather wasn't easy, and thank goodness for the KMC XD231 RG Beadlock Wheels & Cooper STT Pro INSTALLATION write-up and companion video. I would have never thought to use a set of flathead screwdrivers to seat the bead.

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    Initially I was unable to sufficiently squish/pinch the tire bead with the beadlock ring. I had seen a post on JLWRANGLER about Wheel Pros offering beadlock ring spacers to accommodate tires with thick beads. I contacted Wheel Pros and they were kind enough to ship the spacers out to me. In the meantime I had moved the tires and wheels indoors and let them sit in the heated house for several days, which ultimately resulted in my ability to mount the beadlock ring appropriately. I guess a 45 increase in temperature improved the extensibility/pliability of the tire bead.

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    I followed this torque pattern, using a dry erase marker to number each bolt on the ring.

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    As mentioned previously, one of my Machetes required replacement. By the time that it arrived, I had already received the beadlock ring spacers as well. I promise there are two more somewhere.

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    Spacer thickness.

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    I figured I would try one on the replacement wheel.

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    The use of the spacer allowed for a relatively quick and easy installation of the beadlock ring, without very much fuss and retorquing. However, after airing up, multiple leaks coming from between the beadlock ring and the tire bead were so bad that they were audible. To be sure that everything was seated appropriately I removed the ring and spacer, inspected the bead on the mounting lip of the wheel, and addressed the bead with a dead blow hammer. Unfortunately upon reassembly the leaks were still present and just as severe. After removing the spacer and reinstalling the ring, the tire is now holding air as expected.

    Now, I'm not recommending whether or not you should use these beadlock ring spacers. Please follow manufacturer recommendations. I can only offer you my personal experience. I found the spacers to be too thick for my needs. Of course YMMV.

    EDIT - My wife was disappointed with my "culturally insensitive" joke at the beginning. I thought it was pretty goddamn funny, but took it out anyways.
    Last edited by doubletapdaddy; 03-20-2019 at 08:46 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    Is that..... a Voltron tiger?
    Wow! Nice call. Wait until you see the rest of them. Lol.

    (told you we're pretty nerdy around here)

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    Quote Originally Posted by doubletapdaddy View Post
    Wow! Nice call. Wait until you see the rest of them. Lol.

    (told you we're pretty nerdy around here)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    BTW - great post on the beadlocks
    Again, huge thanks for the install videos on Wayalife and JLWrangler. After putting the BFGs on the Racelines (which was VERY easy) I would have been convinced that something was amiss when working on this project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doubletapdaddy View Post
    Again, huge thanks for the install videos on Wayalife and JLWrangler. After putting the BFGs on the Racelines (which was VERY easy) I would have been convinced that something was amiss when working on this project.
    LOL!! Well, I may not be the prettiest thing to look at but it is my hope that I can help others like yourself out.

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