Notices
Toy-Grade RC Products Post in here about toy-grade rc products and the mods you''re making to them. These typically fall in the sub $100 range.

bead locks

Old 04-07-2009, 05:09 PM
  #1  
rcToyotaman
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Linocln, NE
Posts: 133
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default bead locks

how can i put bead locks on the toyota fj cruiser rims
Old 04-08-2009, 04:01 PM
  #2  
Creepy Crawler
Member
 
Creepy Crawler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: White City, KS
Posts: 37
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: bead locks

RCTOYOTAMAN
I was wondering the same thing, but never asked the question. I just bought some proline 2.2 Flat Irons that I really had to pull and tug on to get it on the rim, and I don't think I'll be needing bead locks. The problem is that if you want bead locks, you have to swap tires and rims and the rims will probably need some type of mods. If you want the look of a bead lock, just use some nail polish remover or liquid plumber to strip the chrome off the beadlocks and then paint them the color of your choice or leave them the black color that they are molded in. From what I've read in rc rock crawling mags, bead locks are a pain in the ass because they have so many small hex head bolts that need tightened and loosened everytime.
Old 04-08-2009, 04:08 PM
  #3  
yaleforscale
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: london, UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 757
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: bead locks

well the hole idea of beadlocks as the name suggests is to lock the tier to the rimm CA glue does the same job without all the fuss ...and a lot les hassle .lol..
Old 04-08-2009, 10:37 PM
  #4  
Creepy Crawler
Member
 
Creepy Crawler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: White City, KS
Posts: 37
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: bead locks

Very good point. I wasn't even thinking about gluing the tires. I did my T-maxx tires with CA and the only problem I've ever had with it was that I'm a clutz sometimes and I glued my pinky and ring finger together. What if he has wheel weights that he wants to alter or foam that he may want to chage or cut later? CA is a pain in the back when it comes to getting it off the tire and rim.
Old 04-09-2009, 12:38 PM
  #5  
yaleforscale
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: london, UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 757
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: bead locks

thats very true about the glue but with a little know hoe it is very easy i do this all the time ..with no problems ... this should help .. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxnRwRaora0[/youtube]
Old 05-08-2009, 06:31 PM
  #6  
yaleforscale
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: london, UNITED KINGDOM
Posts: 757
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: bead locks

pretty easy to do ..thanks .

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.