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 Post subject: Ultra Beadlocks
PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:11 pm 
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As some of you know I have had major Issues with flats on my new Buggy. After doing a lot of research on Beadlocks I decided that what was commercially avalable was not to my liking so I decided to make them instead. So off I go to my Buddies CNC shop and explain my situation. Of cource he was in total agreement and we set out to design and build our own. Due to the nature of Woods abuse on wheels the material selected was 1/2" thick Billet Aluminum. The outer ring is 3" wide and the Inner ring is 2" wide. The design criteria was based on the following thoughts: Major heavy duty, draining water out of rim, self centering tire, anti coning, strength and of cource they had to look good. First a rough sketch was made and modified several times to suit me. Then an ACAD drawing was produced of the design. The drawing was then downloaded into a CNC for preliminary test run purposes. A few minor adjustments in the run stage and off we went. Note to self, the next ones we do we have an anti coning step on the inner ring. It will need to be made with 3/4" material to accomplish this. For the protype I used .100" thick flat washers on the bolts between the rings to help with the coning. Shown below are the various stages of the prototype starting with cutting off the OEM outer bead thru various machining process's to welding the new inner ring on and then the final result of the mounted and polished beadlock on my Buggy . BTW The CNC program is written for these so if any one is interested in a set let me know and for a nominal fee I will hook you up. Special thanks to my Buddy Dave the owner of Precision Machining and Surfacing for taking the time to do this for me. Its really nice to have good friends.


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Rim with Bead cut off

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Close up of bead cut off

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Beginning of Machining process

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Cutting of the 36 3/8" bolt holes and drains. Stage one complete

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Cutting of Kidney drain slots and inner scallops comple. Now the Tire bead step is machined in the outer ring. A 1/4" radius is also machined on the outer edge of the ring so it will not cut into the tire when using low air pressure.

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One of the CNC machines used in the process. We used two machines to keep the process moving.

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A completed inner ring welded on to rim . I was not there to take pics of the inner ring process.

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Hex's machined in to the inner ring for the nylock nuts.

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Installing the nylocks in the inner ring. They are a press fit so they stay in place and can be easyly replaced.

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Inner and outer ring showing the the steps for self centering and support of the tire bead.

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A completed Beadlock installed with tire in place.

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Close up

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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Beadlocks
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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Beadlocks
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BLING BLING!!

Don't ya mean CHA CHING.
Aint numerical control machines neat.
Looks real nice, should do the job for ya. Can't wait to see to see them on Saturday.

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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Beadlocks
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And I thought I was Captain Overkill

You are Captain Overkill
Odieknuck is Mr. Captain Overkill, Sir.

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tweek the program a little bit and make the drain holes into little hearts, you'll make a killing on valentines day :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Beadlocks
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And I thought I was Captain Overkill

You are Captain Overkill
Odieknuck is Mr. Captain Overkill, Sir.


Ah! come on guys it's not that overkill. Besides with CNC flexibility why not! Remember we are talking Wellsville terrain here. :roll:

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tweek the program a little bit and make the drain holes into little hearts, you'll make a killing on valentines day :lol:[/quote]

I guess we will have to make that set for you Bill. :lol:

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MadMike wrote:
Steve wrote:
BLING BLING!!

Don't ya mean CHA CHING.
Aint numerical control machines neat.
Looks real nice, should do the job for ya. Can't wait to see to see them on Saturday.


Yea "Cha Ching" is right and so is Bling Bling. :lol: After looking at whats on the market these will be resonablly priced . You know the drill "You get what you pay for". As Roy allways says "Buy the best and Cry Once".

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My highest response: Damnit man!!!

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Curt I will assume that was a complement and Thank You 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Beadlocks
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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Beadlocks
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Reasonably priced is a loose term :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Beadlocks
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I got to see them yesterday. They are killer.

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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Beadlocks
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very nice ODY fit and finish are awsome


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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Beadlocks
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615 Hubbard rd manchester KY Send me a set I send the green I love seeing people make thing happen.Only thing tthat would be any COOLER is them on my buggy I LIKE IT.

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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Beadlocks
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Are they for sale? Well not these but others


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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Beadlocks
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Yes they are avalable to the public. I spoke with Precision Machine today and he is looking into material costs etc. to come up with a price. I will let you know ASAP. They will be offered two ways, one as a complete kit that you would weld on or he can weld them on to your rims. Either way the existing bead needs cut off for best results.

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Odyknuck wrote:
Yes they are avalable to the public. I spoke with Precision Machine today and he is looking into material costs etc. to come up with a price. I will let you know ASAP. They will be offered two ways, one as a complete kit that you would weld on or he can weld them on to your rims. Either way the existing bead needs cut off for best results.

I don't know, he's going to need to fancy them up some :mrgreen:

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I want a set with SUBARU emblems in them!!! :D

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I want a set with SUBARU emblems in them!!! :D


now that would be cool 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Ultra Beadlocks
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Steve wrote:
I want a set with SUBARU emblems in them!!! :D


now that would be cool 8)



Figure me in too... :wink:

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Yes they are avalable to the public. I spoke with Precision Machine today and he is looking into material costs etc. to come up with a price. I will let you know ASAP. They will be offered two ways, one as a complete kit that you would weld on or he can weld them on to your rims. Either way the existing bead needs cut off for best results.

I don't know, he's going to need to fancy them up some :mrgreen:


Thats what I like about you Mike allways the Funny guy! :lol:

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Steve wrote:
I want a set with SUBARU emblems in them!!! :D


I am sure it can be donne. All it takes is money. :wink:

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can he make a set of beadlock "spinners"? :mrgreen: j\k Those are nice!

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