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Old January 18th, 2009, 07:51 PM   #1
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Beadlocks and anti-coning

anti-coning rings overrated or what

I understand the reason/purpose, but without using some type of anti-coning ring is it really that bad or necessary to use them? Looking for expeirenced opinions.
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Old January 18th, 2009, 08:02 PM   #2
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they are very easy to make with a piece of 1/8 inch by 1/4 from tsc.

well worth the time and money
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Old January 20th, 2009, 03:53 PM   #3
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peice of what?
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Old January 20th, 2009, 04:23 PM   #4
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I've been running weld on beadlocks for 4 -5 years without coning rings with zero problems.
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Old January 20th, 2009, 04:24 PM   #5
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it depends on the size of your outer ring. I do not run a coning ring, but my outer ring is large enough to prevent coning
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Old January 20th, 2009, 04:24 PM   #6
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I've been running weld on beadlocks for 4 -5 years without coning rings with zero problems.
same here
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Old January 20th, 2009, 04:39 PM   #7
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what kind of bolts?

grade 5
grade 8
stainless

I ordered the simple style from Ballistic Fab 15" rim, so the outer ring is .250" thick but not very large as far as inner dia.
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Old January 20th, 2009, 08:11 PM   #8
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grade 5s are fine, 20-ish ft-lbs.


I don't run anti-coning rings. They do cone up somewhat, doesn't matter. Doesn't cause leaks, Nobody is breaking bolts.
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Old January 20th, 2009, 08:15 PM   #9
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grade 5 with antiseize.
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Old January 20th, 2009, 08:42 PM   #10
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grade 5s are fine, 20-ish ft-lbs.


I don't run anti-coning rings. They do cone up somewhat, doesn't matter. Doesn't cause leaks, Nobody is breaking bolts.
I broke about 15 or so last season running rocks (grade 5)
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Old January 20th, 2009, 08:57 PM   #11
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same here

me too. grade 8 stuff.
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Old January 20th, 2009, 09:02 PM   #12
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I broke about 15 or so last season running rocks (grade 5)
then you should get a thicker outer ring and countersunk bolts.
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Old January 21st, 2009, 05:54 AM   #13
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I have 24 grade 8 bolts torqued to about 25 ft/lb.

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Old January 21st, 2009, 07:00 AM   #14
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then you should get a thicker outer ring and countersunk bolts.
or just stock bolts in the trailer. Even with 3 or 4 bolts missing per wheel, it doesn't leak too fast
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Old January 21st, 2009, 07:11 AM   #15
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peice of what?
metal

you lay the metal on edge on the inside circumference of the inner ring. 1/4 inch tall 1/8 material.

start by tacking the end of the straight piece then bend it a bit then tack bend and tack

it took about 10 minutes a wheel with some one bending and one person tacking. we didint even use any heat just bent it. worked out very well.
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Old January 21st, 2009, 08:19 AM   #16
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like hoser said, it's easy to do and the pros out weigh the cons... most importantly it keeps the crap from building up between the 2 rings... I have also heard of people using a "V" belt also.. that seems pretty easy and almost the same benifits.
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Old January 26th, 2009, 03:02 PM   #17
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what kind of bolts?

grade 5
grade 8
stainless

I ordered the simple style from Ballistic Fab 15" rim, so the outer ring is .250" thick but not very large as far as inner dia.
I run grade 8 bolts with no problems. I replace all the bolts every spring, they see a lot of stress, and they're cheap (by the pound at Tractor Supply).
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Old January 26th, 2009, 04:33 PM   #18
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I run grade 8 bolts with no problems. I replace all the bolts every spring, they see a lot of stress, and they're cheap (by the pound at Tractor Supply).
haha alot of stress

how tight are you running them there supposed to be like 25 ft lb.s
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Old January 26th, 2009, 06:28 PM   #19
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haha alot of stress

how tight are you running them there supposed to be like 25 ft lb.s
Stress = rocks, tree roots, doughnuts with 5 psi in the tires, etc. Ever been wheelin'?
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 07:45 PM   #20
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well got the rims all welded and the outer rings painted, stopped at TSC and got all the bolts etc....but didn't see anything for use on the anti-coning......they had quite a few empty bins when i was in not to mention i cleaned them out of bolts.....lol
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