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Old August 25th, 2008, 02:24 PM   #1
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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?
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Old August 27th, 2008, 05:48 AM   #2
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nobody? At least tell me I'm a big fat vag, and need to muscle up.... or something...
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Old August 27th, 2008, 07:16 AM   #3
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your a big fat vag, and need to muscle up....
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Old August 27th, 2008, 07:25 AM   #4
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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
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Old August 27th, 2008, 07:52 AM   #5
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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
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Old August 27th, 2008, 07:53 AM   #6
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also put a 5 gallon bucket under the wheel and use the weight of the wheel to your advantage
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also put a 5 gallon bucket under the wheel and use the weight of the wheel to your advantage
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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.
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A gallon paint can works too if you don't have a 5 gallon bucket.
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A gallon paint can works too if you don't have a 5 gallon bucket.
or a tree stump
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Old August 27th, 2008, 11:47 AM   #11
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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...





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Old August 27th, 2008, 11:49 AM   #12
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man those tires are ugly as hell , but i do like the ride and rims/rings.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 12:16 PM   #13
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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...

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Old August 27th, 2008, 06:56 PM   #14
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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....







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Old August 27th, 2008, 08:52 PM   #15
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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???
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