View Full Version : beadlocks?
04-14-2008, 08:16 PM
first off im tottaly getting a slash!!!!!!!!
second off i defenatly need some beadlocks to pull off the scale look
ive got some axial beadlocks right now. will they work?
i ask because i bought them for my jato origionaly but when i put them on the rear they hit the bearing carriers.
will this be an issue on the slash?
any way to resolve this issue on the jato?
so i can put them to good use for a month till my slash gets here.
i know the slash has hex on all 4 wheels opposed to the jato, thats nice :)
04-15-2008, 06:33 AM
Know will be able to answer that for sure because it's not out.
04-15-2008, 07:53 AM
Beadlocks will look great on the Slash
(especially mine :D)
04-15-2008, 12:14 PM
Beadlocks will look great on the Slash
(especially mine :D)
beadlocks look good on everything!!:D
04-15-2008, 05:23 PM
they would be a tad wide for the stock slash tires or something of comperable width, and they have tons of offset compared to the stock Slash rims, if you go off of the pictures of the slash. maybe we can get some definite measurements of the slash rims and tires (like rim width, offset, ect, and tire diameter and width). Montana Scale Designs makes a delrin 2.2 beadlock that looks positively awesome. they aren't anywhere close to cheap, though. RC4WD also has a bunch of 2.2 beadlocks. finding one in the proper width and offset wouldn't be hard at all. another place you could look is Createacrawler on RC Crawler and Scale4x4RC. he's got quite a few awesome looking 2.2 beadlocks, and I can't imagine that making the 'locks in the stock Slash offset would be particularly hard. none of these options are particularly cheap with none of them being less than about $100 for a full set of rims, but then again, you are getting a quality product that will likely outlast every other part on the truck other than maybe the motor mount screws. none of the lower priced beadlocks are the correct offset or width as far as I know, but don't quote me on that just yet.
04-15-2008, 07:43 PM
well the axial rims are a bit more narrow then my normal 2.2 rims i use
and if the wheels hang out of the body a bit i dont mind, i kinda like the look of it :)
im just wondering if the rims will rub on anything
like i stated they hit the bearing carriers on my jato
04-15-2008, 10:22 PM
probally your best bet will be with a set of rc4wd ultra narrow or narrow beadlock rims. becasue i think there narrow rims have teh same width as the ones that they make for the tamiya f-350 high lift witch seems to have a some what narrower tire.
04-16-2008, 06:11 PM
actually some of the new proline beadlocks would probably be perfect thier 1.2" wide but i dunno about thier offset so who knows
04-16-2008, 06:14 PM
well i already got some beadlocks
im pretty sure im gonn get some of these (http://www.tracgear.com/product/rc4wd/custom/tires/rockCrusher/g4/RC22-02.jpg)
they are 2.2 and should fit on my beadlocks
but im going to wait untill i get the slash and make sure the beadlocks actualy fit and dont rub before i purchase those tires since they are very pricey!
04-18-2008, 08:11 PM
the F350 HiLift and the Hiluxlift as it could be called both use 1.9" bead tires from stock. nothing wrong with that on a rig the size of the HL, but on something that trumps a 1:8 scale rally car in terms of how big it looks buzzing down the trail or track or local stomping grounds, a 1.9 bead tire would simply not be big enough. even the SDI Trail Doctor XLs or the 4.25-4.5" tall 1.9 bead tires that RC4WD makes wouldn't look right on this thing. it needs a narrow 2.2 tire around 4.25-4.5" tall and close to the stock width. and with the sheer amount of power that most will want to stuff into these, beadlocks and belting the tires will be a must. if you get narrowed tires from the likes of XRC (they have some great looking narrowed Dirt Works and likely have other narrowed tires that would fit the theme of this truck just as well) it might be a good idea to flip the tire inside out, belt it somehow, and given the soft compound of some of the tires they narrow, a stiff foam would be a good investment. and of course a set of quality beadlocks
04-18-2008, 09:00 PM
Aside from these being a bit on the tall side, they'd look sweet on a Slash if they fit under the fenderwells.
Pro-Line Flat Iron:
04-19-2008, 03:52 PM
BF Goodridge Brawlers! I've seen some desert buggies with that tread pattern. basically it was the Krawlers with a slick sidewall for desert usage.
04-19-2008, 03:58 PM
brawlers? i headr of the krawler tires that they use for crawling but never heard of the brawlers.
04-19-2008, 07:10 PM
I heard of them on the pirate4x4 boards. I don't think they are available to the public. but as I said, it's like the BFG Baja sidewall with the BFG Krawler tread pattern, but without the sidewall lugs. anyway, that's just what I thought when I saw the flatirons. you could do what the dude who made the awesome Wyatt Racing bronco using a John Boyer tube chassis and TLT axles did. he took a set of moabs and sanded the sidewall lugs off of them then put the BFG name on the sidewall in white letters. looked bloody awesome
05-03-2008, 10:27 PM
well someone is gonna have to be a guinea pig and see how tall of a tire we can get under there :P
till then i think im just gonna buy a set of stock tires, i kinda like em.
i did alittle photoshopping to see what beadlocks are gonna look like, im sure much better in person :) looks good though
05-08-2008, 09:24 AM
Fear my lackluster photoshop skills, but does anyone have any idea if these will fit? I know the Slash wheels have slightly different offsets which will probably make these not work, but it would be so awesome if they would fit somehow. I photoshopped the red onto the beadlocks, sadly they don't come this color. I would paint them, or use a red sharpie on them though to get this color if they would fit.
http://www.prolineracing.com/p-538-eight-shooter-22-bead-loc.aspx - Pro-Line's Page
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXTVX9&P=7 - Tower Hobbies page
New to Nitro
05-08-2008, 09:36 AM
I am new to the Beadlock wheel concept. How does the beadlock wheel work and how do you install them?
05-08-2008, 09:50 AM
They pretty much install like any other wheel. But instead of having to glue the tire to the rim like most other wheels, you have two plates that you just tighten down over the bead of the tire against the wheel. So it eliminates the need to use glue and ruin your tires if you ever decide to put them on a different set of wheels. Basically you have 3 pieces of the wheel.
-> | <- the inner plate
-> ]=[ <- the wheel itself
-> | <- the outer plate
then you pretty much just bolt them together like so |]=[| and the tire gets caught in the middle holding it in place. Yay for long explanations!
New to Nitro
05-08-2008, 06:58 PM
I think I am going to try me a set. Thanks for the info....
05-09-2008, 03:44 PM
dude m.prower that looks so cool with the beadlocks.i will do that if they fit.
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