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Old September 26th, 2011, 07:02 PM   #1
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I want to convert my mickey sidebiter 17" wheels to beadlocks but before i send them to cali, I wondered if there was someone closer?
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Old September 26th, 2011, 08:19 PM   #2
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For the hassle, sell the wheels you have and buy some that are actually made right from the get go.
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Old September 26th, 2011, 09:17 PM   #3
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inner air locks and be done.
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Old September 26th, 2011, 11:02 PM   #4
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Who are you sending them out to?
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Old September 27th, 2011, 07:11 AM   #5
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Probably Champion, maybe OMF.
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Yeah Champion was the only place I knew of, and that was only because of extreme4x4.
Seems like a good way to get a unique set of bead locks, but Im sure its not cheap.
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If you like the style of your current wheels enough to send them out and drop that much coin on turning them into beadlocks then Inner Airlocks would be my vote as well.
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Old September 27th, 2011, 02:22 PM   #8
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Its actually pretty reasonable for them to do it. It used to be $155 a wheel but I think its up to $200 or so now. But then you're still stuck with only one bead being locked.
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Talked to omf today. Price is $265/wheel. Shipping $200 each way for 4 wheels.

They will sell me the same wheel already beadlocked for $450/wheel

If i sell mine i have the hassel of selling and at best will probably only get $400 for them.

I dont want inner airlocks because i liked the idea of the beadlock ring rubbing against rocks instead of my shiny black aluminum wheel.(plus the aluminum raw finished ring should look badass with the contrasting black wheel.
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Old September 28th, 2011, 06:30 PM   #10
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At this point im stuck. I thought about just ordering a set of racelines for $340/wheel. They are the only other wheel i have really been drawn to so far.
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I can't comment on specific brands but I have seen at least one aluminum add on beadlock break all the way around the weld joint. Not worth the difference imo.

Do the math.
Altered wheels
$265 x 4 = $1060.
Shipping both ways = $400
Investment = $1460

New wheels.
$450 x 4 = $1800
Shipping one way = $200
Sell old wheels subtract $400
Total investment = $1600

So, for an extra $140 you get brand new wheels that are made correct, right from the get-go. For me, I would buy new and sell the old ones but I respect that you might be tight for dollars.
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Old September 28th, 2011, 06:48 PM   #12
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inner air locks and be done.
My vote as well.
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Old September 29th, 2011, 06:12 AM   #13
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Or $340/wheel x 4 = $1360
free shipping
Sell the ones i have = total investment of $960
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I can't comment on specific brands but I have seen at least one aluminum add on beadlock break all the way around the weld joint. Not worth the difference imo.

Do the math.
Altered wheels
$265 x 4 = $1060.
Shipping both ways = $400
Investment = $1460

New wheels.
$450 x 4 = $1800
Shipping one way = $200
Sell old wheels subtract $400
Total investment = $1600

So, for an extra $140 you get brand new wheels that are made correct, right from the get-go. For me, I would buy new and sell the old ones but I respect that you might be tight for dollars.
If i understand correctly it looks like racelines have a steel ring on an aluminum wheel and they seem to be my cheapest option.
Hell, i could even buy the racelines and keep my sidebiters and still be at the calculated cost of converting them!
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Old September 29th, 2011, 06:29 AM   #15
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Or $340/wheel x 4 = $1360
free shipping
Sell the ones i have = total investment of $960
My bad it looks like these would have shipping still a good price though.
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Old September 29th, 2011, 11:13 AM   #16
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My bad it looks like these would have shipping still a good price though.
Look around. Some places have buy 3 get one free deals on their websites yet for Racelines. Save ya a few more bucks.
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