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The simple answer is it depends on the rim & tire. What brand beadlock are they? And some tires have a thinker bead that others so that can change how you mount them.




Hope this helps a little. The ones I'm doing right now are dual beadlock rims which is a totally different animal.
These are converted American racing aluminum wheels with aluminum beadlocks- conventional one sided
 
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We're a lot more interested in your building updates than shipping updates!

Well it's been a hell of a drama with this box from UCF.

Got the one rim fixed I HOPE and will go out and tackle another one later I think.... Still bugs the crap out of me that I can't find that other spindle nut kit. Doing the search and reorganizing didn't help any. I want to get these other two tires mounted and verify they all hold air so I can get them listed For Sale. Then I can keep moving forward.

These are converted American racing aluminum wheels with aluminum beadlocks- conventional one sided

I would contact them to verify what they want for the final torque. But I can tell you it isn't that much no matter which brand it is. The Allied steel beadlocks I use to have were only 16-18 ft lbs

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I started all the bolts by hand and zipped them down with the air gun and then final check with the torque wrench. You also need to check the torque periodically ( once a month) or if you are losing air. I found it helps if you set the rim onto a 5 gallon bucket which helps to get the tire centered onto the rim.
 

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mine were a DIY kit and they run down 32-35# and it takes 5-6 trips around 36 bolts to be sure pressure it consistent.
biggest thing for me is an order and not missing 1 in the torqueing rotation.
i run tape around the lip and number the bolts and run a star pattern back n forth. to try and spread the pressure evenly as it goes down tighter.
 
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mine were a DIY kit and they run down 32-35# and it takes 5-6 trips around 36 bolts to be sure pressure it consistent.
biggest thing for me is an order and not missing 1 in the torqueing rotation.
i run tape around the lip and number the bolts and run a star pattern back n forth. to try and spread the pressure evenly as it goes down tighter.

Yes I did forget to mention that. You use the start rotation as you tighten them down. You can't just run around in a circle. Thanks for catching that.
 
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Neither are for the faint of heart and you're going to get a workout that is pretty much guarantied but IMO it's will worth it for the end result. Having both beadlocks pinched and no chance of a leak from them or the tire rotating on the rim is just a nice feeling.

3 PSI and those TSL SX tires work awesome in the snow.

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Pulled the valve stem to see what would happen just cause.

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Neither are for the faint of heart and you're going to get a workout that is pretty much guarantied but IMO it's will worth it for the end result. Having both beadlocks pinched and no chance of a leak from them or the tire rotating on the rim is just a nice feeling.

3 PSI and those TSL SX tires work awesome in the snow.

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Pulled the valve stem to see what would happen just cause.

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It’s awesome. Totally awesome 😎!
 
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It’s awesome. Totally awesome 😎!

Try that with out some type of beadlock and I'll bet you lose a bead or two. I was surprised at how well those TSL SX tires did in the snow. I never got stuck unlike a few club members.

This is a supercharged Rubicon

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New member and only XJ on the run.

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This is that same SC Rubicon and he's running 37" tires too.

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Went back and looked at my Amazon purchases and YEP I'd bought two of those Stage 8 spindle nut kits but I'll be damned if I know where the other one is at right now. So I can either search again or just order another one and like I said I'm sure once I do I'll find the other one.
This has happened to me more times than I'd like to admit. You will eventually find the other one, but only after you order the third. At least that's how it works for me! o_O
 

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Man, those bead lock wheels are a ton of work!

Cool, but a ton of work. 😸
They are, but no more so than other things we do on our Jeeps. Once you get them set, it's simply a periodic check, to ensure none of the bolts back out. That said, they serve a purpose, but are only worth it if you run low pressure and pop tire beads.
 
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mine were a DIY kit and they run down 32-35# and it takes 5-6 trips around 36 bolts to be sure pressure it consistent.
biggest thing for me is an order and not missing 1 in the torqueing rotation.
i run tape around the lip and number the bolts and run a star pattern back n forth. to try and spread the pressure evenly as it goes down tighter.

I used a RED marker to mark the bolts. Once I'd done each one I'd wipe them done and do it again. The red marker was easy to see against the black wheel.

This has happened to me more times than I'd like to admit. You will eventually find the other one, but only after you order the third. At least that's how it works for me! o_O

Yep I'm sure I'll find it here in a day or two since I've reordered it.

They are, but no more so than other things we do on our Jeeps. Once you get them set, it's simply a periodic check, to ensure none of the bolts back out. That said, they serve a purpose, but are only worth it if you run low pressure and pop tire beads.

The added work of the dual beadlock is just getting the insert into the tire. Once you've done that it's honestly about the same work with a single bead beadlock. There are some that don't have as many bolts but it's been my understanding that they didn't clamp the ring/tire as well.
 

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The added work of the dual beadlock is just getting the insert into the tire. Once you've done that it's honestly about the same work with a single bead beadlock. There are some that don't have as many bolts but it's been my understanding that they didn't clamp the ring/tire as well.
I've helped mount Hummer and Rock Monster wheels, and mounted my own Walker Evans. The Rock Monster wheels were actually easier to mount than my Walkers, but man those Monster wheels are heavy! 😬
 
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I've helped mount Hummer and Rock Monster wheels, and mounted my own Walker Evans. The Rock Monster wheels were actually easier to mount than my Walkers, but man those Monster wheels are heavy! 😬

I'm shocked at how heavy the SpyderLoc wheels are but I'm sure part of that is strength. I've never done Rock Monster wheels so can't comment on that. And has been discussed numerous times on here. There are those who need beadlocks and it's worth the time and effort and there are those who have no need and it'd be a waste of time and money.
 
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rocks was the deciding factor............well rocks vs cheap steelies anyway.

really haven't been able to get into a any place i worry about scrubbin a bead loose, but that's all about to change.

there are several rock gardens i had to shy from, some of these are not natural deposits, but massive dumps of cooler sized stones. i didn't dare venture into them with a bare edged steel rim. the ring and bolts are much easier to replace and harder to bend.
 
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Unless they've changed something, it's not in a box. My skids arrived no box and partial wrap with a label on it. FedEx is just doing a test run on their durability for you. They'll be nice and broken in when you get them.

That works. I could careless as long as they get here undamaged. FedEx sure has had fun with this package though.
 
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