Trailready issues - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > General Tech
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

greatlakes4x4.com is the premier Great Lakes 4x4 Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old August 25th, 2008, 02:24 PM   #1
thrill20
Senior Member
 
thrill20's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-20-07
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 2,161
iTrader: (24)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default Trailready issues

Any one else running trailready beadlocks have a problem getting the tire to fit over the centering ring on the outer bead?

I have a set of 16.5 x 12 steel trailready's, and I'm having some trouble getting my tires mounted. The first tire went on super easy, and I had no problems torqing down the ring. The second one would not drop down around the centering ring. I got frustrated, and tried one of the others, and had the same problem. I am running some older tires, could they be the problem, or are trailready's just difficult to mount?
thrill20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old August 27th, 2008, 05:48 AM   #2
thrill20
Senior Member
 
thrill20's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-20-07
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 2,161
iTrader: (24)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

nobody? At least tell me I'm a big fat vag, and need to muscle up.... or something...
thrill20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 27th, 2008, 07:16 AM   #3
muddin_wolverine
Senior Member
 
muddin_wolverine's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-03-08
Location: FWB, Florida
Posts: 406
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

your a big fat vag, and need to muscle up....
muddin_wolverine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 27th, 2008, 07:25 AM   #4
95geo
newbie
 
95geo's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: dryden
Posts: 5,775
iTrader: (6)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

it takes technique.... you probably got luck on the first one.

use a mix of 1:1 of liquid dish soap and water and put it on the ground.... you only have to get one side over so it isnt like it's a normal wheel or something that is actually hard 2 times....

if you cant mount it then you dont need beadlocks.

and make sure someone didnt sell you 1 16.5" and 3 16" tires
95geo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 27th, 2008, 07:52 AM   #5
hosejockey4506
Visiting Admin
 
hosejockey4506's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-04-05
Location: fenton
Posts: 8,772
iTrader: (42)
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Default

trail readys are pieces of crap

the ones i put together werent machined correctly so i had to grind all the nuts to get them to fit.

walker and robby's are much nicer wheels and dont require those gay little nuts
__________________
one of Michigans 99% er club.
hosejockey4506 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 27th, 2008, 07:53 AM   #6
hosejockey4506
Visiting Admin
 
hosejockey4506's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-04-05
Location: fenton
Posts: 8,772
iTrader: (42)
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Default

also put a 5 gallon bucket under the wheel and use the weight of the wheel to your advantage
__________________
one of Michigans 99% er club.
hosejockey4506 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 27th, 2008, 08:12 AM   #7
silverxj
team 14b
 
silverxj's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: Davisburg
Posts: 5,617
iTrader: (64)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hosejockey4506 View Post
also put a 5 gallon bucket under the wheel and use the weight of the wheel to your advantage
yes.
silverxj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 27th, 2008, 08:46 AM   #8
95geo
newbie
 
95geo's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: dryden
Posts: 5,775
iTrader: (6)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hosejockey4506 View Post
also put a 5 gallon bucket under the wheel and use the weight of the wheel to your advantage
yep, I do that when seating the outer bead and bolting the ring down..... 100x easier to mount while on a bucket.
95geo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 27th, 2008, 10:00 AM   #9
whiterhino
I'm not old, honest...
 
whiterhino's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-07-06
Location: Davisburg MI
Posts: 21,057
iTrader: (21)
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Default

A gallon paint can works too if you don't have a 5 gallon bucket.
whiterhino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 27th, 2008, 10:10 AM   #10
Mclovin
"The Situation"
 
Mclovin's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-07-05
Location: Westland, Mi
Posts: 14,392
iTrader: (15)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to Mclovin Send a message via Yahoo to Mclovin
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by whiterhino View Post
A gallon paint can works too if you don't have a 5 gallon bucket.
or a tree stump
Mclovin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 27th, 2008, 11:47 AM   #11
thrill20
Senior Member
 
thrill20's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-20-07
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 2,161
iTrader: (24)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 95geo View Post
it takes technique.... you probably got luck on the first one.

use a mix of 1:1 of liquid dish soap and water and put it on the ground.... you only have to get one side over so it isnt like it's a normal wheel or something that is actually hard 2 times....

if you cant mount it then you dont need beadlocks.

and make sure someone didnt sell you 1 16.5" and 3 16" tires
I actually thought about that.... but, all 4 are 16.5". I'm not having a problem getting the tires on the wheels, it's getting the bead of the tire to fit around the centering ring on the wheel to get the lock ring clamped down. The first tire, I was able to get the inside bead over the outer ring on the ground, then put the whole think up on a 5 gallon bucket. I then gently stretched the bead around the ring with little effort. Threw in four longer bolt to suck down the ring and started running in the short ones. No Problem. The rest of them I can get the tire on the wheel, but can't get the bead even close to dropping around the ring.

Here's the one I did get on. Look closely at the vintage tires.... I'm thinking they may be the problem. They're probably period correct for the truck though...





thrill20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 27th, 2008, 11:49 AM   #12
Pokerob
hug life
 
Pokerob's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-25-06
Location: G-Rap, MI
Posts: 10,147
iTrader: (25)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

man those tires are ugly as hell , but i do like the ride and rims/rings.
Pokerob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 27th, 2008, 12:16 PM   #13
thrill20
Senior Member
 
thrill20's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-20-07
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 2,161
iTrader: (24)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Hey.... they were in my price range... and they still have pretty damn good tread. And like I said, they're of the correct vintage... bonus!!



I'm already working the wife for some 37" pitbulls...

Last edited by thrill20; September 9th, 2008 at 06:08 AM.
thrill20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 27th, 2008, 06:56 PM   #14
thrill20
Senior Member
 
thrill20's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-20-07
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 2,161
iTrader: (24)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Pics of the problem... and yes, I know the tire is on all the way in the first pic. I was trying to get it off the rim to turn it around....

Notice how far in the bead is in the forth pic. It's almost covering the bolt hole....







thrill20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 27th, 2008, 08:52 PM   #15
thrill20
Senior Member
 
thrill20's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-20-07
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 2,161
iTrader: (24)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

got another one mounted.... still not sure it's right though. I think I'll end up breaking this one back down and trying again.

Anyone know what torque trailready recommends for there steel wheels? I think I saw 20lbs somewhere, but not sure.

Here's some pics with both mounted...









And yeah... the tires do look a bit

Anybody got some 35's or bigger for 16.5 rims???
thrill20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > General Tech

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:04 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Page generated in 0.16221 seconds with 65 queries