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Old January 15th, 2009, 08:03 PM   #1
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Post Looking For Weld On Beadlock Dimensions

I Am Looking To Build / Machine My Own Weld On Beadlock Kit.
I Am Just Looking For The Dimension For Them Like The Outside Diameter And The Bolt Diameter....my Father Has A Large Machine Shop With Several Cnc Machines.....he Is Real Slow Right Now And Loves Doing Stuff Like This And Helping Me Out With My Projects.
If You Guys Could Help Me Out With The Dimensions To Get Started And Maybe Some Tips On What Could Be Improved On These I Could Build Several Sets And Sell Them On Here For All Of Us If It Works Out.

15" Rims To Start

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The OD will be the largest diameter that will sit inside the wheel lip easily. Too large and it won't sink in all the way. Too small and it will be difficult to center. You can easily measure this with a tape measure.

The Bolt circle diameter will be the largest diameter that will allow the bolts and nuts to clear the rim. Too large and they will hit the rim. Too small and you will see excessive "coning". You want to squeeze the inner and outer ring as close to the tire as possible.

The ID can be whatever you want. Many people like the look of thinner rings (larger ID), while others like the looks of thicker rings (smaller ID). I think the bogger trucks have very small ID's to help keep mud out. Others like the thinner rings to keep the weight down.

Keep in mind that this is not precision engineering. The OD gets welded, so +/- 1/8" shouldn't hurt. The ID is more cosmetic than anything. Think about cutting a template from cardboard. Trim it until you get the best OD. Cut a few different bolt circle diameters and see which one fits best.

Most kits use between 24 and 32 bolts. The bolts are at least 5/16", but most use 3/8". The rings are usually made from 1/4" thick steel plate.

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