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Postby dbach » Sat May 01, 2010 11:02 am

i need info on beadlock wheels .the best price i have found is 170 from ntw . what sould i look for ,how about balance ,worried about wobble to and from the trail head.i heard some are prone to leak. would be interested in used but hard to find

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Postby spaulman » Sat May 01, 2010 11:29 am

I used plastic BB's to balance mine. They aren't perfect but are close enough and I don't have to worry about losing a weight on the trail. Mine hold air pretty well. I have one that is leaking a bit. I think I just need to break it down and clean the non-beadlocked bead.

I found mine used on Pirate about 5 years ago. $400 for 4 MRW steel beadlocks.
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Postby moabbs » Mon May 03, 2010 1:13 pm

go with steel, aluminum breaks, steel is also better for greater offsets and wider rims, weight is a factor, I have mrw, no balance problems no road problems no air problems, paint is poor , proper torques are mandatory. Can buy direct from mrw.

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Postby MY87redYJ » Tue May 04, 2010 6:17 am

I have eaton's they are always losing air. but the more bolts you have the less chance in the air leaking.
its on the road finally only 2 1/2 years later. (note to self before doing work make sure you have the time to do it.)

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Postby garyjeep » Tue May 04, 2010 7:25 am

I have mrw wheels. They hold air pretty good the paint started coming off the first time I washed my jeep. is their web. You can order any offset or size you would like.
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