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Old January 26th, 2013, 12:26 AM   #1
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Got my prototype burned on lunch today- I am dismounting the rim on lunch Monday and will burn the ring in and test fit before burning out four more (the prototype will be going on my spare tire rim).

24 holes burned from 1/4" plate:
I burned them from some shim stock (scrap plate) that is a bit rusty, but we just got a new APEX part sander that will clean them up perfectly (on Monday- the air lines to the Apex are currently frozen!).

What should I use for anti-coning rings? I have a wall at work full of hundreds of obsolete v-belts- I was thinking of just using those. I could also grab some bar stock and make some but that sounds like more work for about the same result...




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Old January 26th, 2013, 04:39 PM   #2
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Old January 26th, 2013, 04:45 PM   #3
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Looks like someone janked TMR customs diy's to me.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 06:03 PM   #4
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Coning rings are over rated. I ran DIY beadlocks for at least 5 years without coning rings. No big deal.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 06:33 PM   #5
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Coning rings are over rated. I ran DIY beadlocks for at least 5 years without coning rings. No big deal.
I don't know WTF a coning ring is, and I've never had an issue.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 06:44 PM   #6
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I didn't have a problem without the anti-coning materials, but I liked it a lot better with it, especially since there is no huge gap for mud and whatever else to get stuck in. I got some 3/4"-ish round rubber stuff from GLOR.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 08:09 PM   #7
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Coning rings are over rated. I ran DIY beadlocks for at least 5 years without coning rings. No big deal.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 10:08 PM   #8
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they sure do look like tmr customs

http://www.tmrcustoms.com/store/inde...roducts_id=975
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Old January 26th, 2013, 10:14 PM   #9
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They are the same skulls I did for the gussets on my tire swiing and the steps on my rock rails. I will admit to seeing them on the TMR site but I used my skull drawing instead (and I did my skull gussets almost 2 years ago before I ever saw the TMR design). Only so many ways you can put skulls on a beadlock ring and thiers was cool so I used it. I have a second design I will be doing for my CJ beadlocks that is different skull and X bones (and it too looks like some other DIY beadlock kit out there- again, I thought it was cool so why not?). My whole YJ is done in skulls, including skull fabric for the sun visors and the door panels. I am actually working on re-painting it this spring in a skull based urban camo.

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Old January 26th, 2013, 10:22 PM   #10
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Nice work. What do u do that gives you access to badass tools like that?
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Well atleast you don't live near me. I like being the only person I know with them..
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Old January 26th, 2013, 10:25 PM   #12
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You should make some meb_alls rings.. I would wheel them.
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X2 on meball rings, that'd be a great conversation piece
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LOL - rings - not on my Jeep if I want my wife to let me keep buying stuff for it.

I am the IT manager for a fortune 500 steel company- I have access to all kinds of cool tools. That and we scrap any tube drops under 18' and any plate drops under 24"x24" means all the armor, bumpers, tire swings have not cost me a penny in materials.

Anyone by the South Side of Chicago need stock for bumpers/armor hit me up. I have a ton of scrap 12 ga floor plate (seen in the pic above by the beadlocks), we are burning a job of 30K lbs of floor plate and have drops that are 18"x36". I have four of them put aside right now but could grab plenty more.

I also have some 1.5" DOM tubing on overstock that is cheap- I believe it is 12ga wall but I can double check that. I believe I can sell it for $1.50 a foot- and I have about 100 21' pieces.

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Old January 28th, 2013, 07:42 PM   #16
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thats alot of burning
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LOL- yeah, we have five CNC burn tables and run three shifts- burning backlog is usually 3-5 days. We have been burning 6 days a week as of late and we just in November put in the fifth plate burner. All of the tables will handle 96x240 material and have 400 amp plasma and five torch heads. :-)

I got the parts all cleaned up today with the new part cleaner. Came out awesome, but I lost the key to my spare tire lock so I could not pull the tire off to take it to my buddies shop and dismount it. Tomorrow on lunch- I will probably just weld a nut on the lock as now that the Jeep doesn't see any road / parking lot time I don't think the spare needs to be locked.
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Beat me to it. Its so Rad you burned that all up on your own. Let us know when you get them burned on and burn out some more. Those burns look awesome
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It's like a drinking game. Every time he says "burn" you take a drink.
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