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post #1 of 18 Old 10-26-2011, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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moab wheels beadlocked

This may be a stupid question, but I wouldn't ask if the answer was clear.

Is it fiscally reasonable to to take stock Moab wheels, buy hubcentric spacers, have them drilled out for rock rings, then insert Staun internal beadlocks?
I saw a video from Staun that showed the glory of this move but have yet to see anybody do it.
Theoretically, it is a huge cost saver.

In the real world, ?????????

I'm fond of this idea mainly to keep a spare on stock carrier without anything fancy by just taking spare off at trailhead.

Also with the 7.5 width of stock wheels, would you be able to go to 37" tires with this setup?

I have a feeling this is too good to be true or someone else would have done it.

Please explain my faults in this thought.
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I've had a set of Stauns. They're great but also a total PITA. Why not get your moabs converted to real beadlocks if you want to keep the OEM wheels. OMF does beadlock conversions.





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Why were they a PITA? I thought they were inflate and forget.
Yours look great though. Seriously.
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Whats the cost of the conversion? Looks awesome.

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Those aren't my wheels, just pics I found of beadlock conversions. Here's the article they came from. I'm sporting the oem moabs with 37" mtr-k's. No beadlocks at all.

I found the stauns to be a PITA when it came to mounting and balancing. Many shops want nothing to do with stauns, YMMV on this though. When I get new wheels I plan on getting a set of actual beadlocks: Raceline, Walker Evans, etc.


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I contacted OMF for a similar conversion.... absolutely awesome product.. The only reasoin i didnt go with them was i didnt have my stick wheels and got a deal on a raceline moster...

Great customer service and response time...

OMF makes soem great stuff... def check out the site !!

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so, I am going to go ahead and bump this from the dead..


I just scored a set of stock wheels, and I am still intersted in the beadlock conversion. I have had correspendonce with OMF but I know a few other companies like champion do the conversions.

I have searched and there is limited info out there, probably because the cost is around 200+ a wheel plus shipping two ways. add that I will have to replace the 15's with 17's and go to 37's its really not cost effective, but I do love the look.

so...in the past few years since this thread hass anyone else had the stock wheels converted ?

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One of the local guys I wheel with had a second locking ring added to the inside of his atx beadlocks by the folks at Trail Ready. I want to say he paid less than 1k.

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my plan is to send out a few emails to a few companies and see what the prices are, at which point I will update this, but someone else mentioned that trail ready would do a conversion too.

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I just scored a set of stock wheels, and I am still intersted in the beadlock conversion. I have had correspendonce with OMF but I know a few other companies like champion do the conversions.



I have searched and there is limited info out there, probably because the cost is around 200+ a wheel plus shipping two ways. add that I will have to replace the 15's with 17's and go to 37's its really not cost effective, but I do love the look.



so...in the past few years since this thread hass anyone else had the stock wheels converted ?

What's the difference between the OMF conversion and the What JAp asked about ?
Never seen anything like it.


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A 7.5" rim with 35" tires aired down to 10-12 lbs feels a little roly poly to me. An 8.5" - 9.5" rim feels much more stable. I think an aired down 37" tire on those narrow rims would be dangerous. If you want beadlocks, save up for a set of Raceline and get the backspace you need without spacers. Rock rings added to a stock type wheel would be a total waste of money.


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Method beadlocks are going for 200 per wheel. I know you like the look but that sounds a little costly compared to just picking up a set of Methods. Just a though...


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You still have a wheel with a bs of 6.25" which with adapters would be good for up to 35" tires. You can always find the Hutchington Rock monster Moab wheel that mopar use to offer. IMO you are just throwing away money converting the factory wheel with all there is out there in a bead locks with wider width and proper back spacing.

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Method beadlocks are going for 200 per wheel. I know you like the look but that sounds a little costly compared to just picking up a set of Methods. Just a though...
where can you get these for that price?

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where can you get these for that price?
http://www.rebeloffroad.com/category-s/3072.htm

Dont see them being explicitly defined as beadlocks so I could be getting confused

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Dont see them being explicitly defined as beadlocks so I could be getting confused

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No way those are true beadlocks. I guarantee they are just "Beadlock Style". They all say Street use which translates to Mall Crawler to me.

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Those definitely aren't beadlocked Method wheels at that price.

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No way those are true beadlocks. I guarantee they are just "Beadlock Style". They all say Street use which translates to Mall Crawler to me.
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Those definitely aren't beadlocked Method wheels at that price.

http://rimzoneonline.com/17x8-5-meth...FcRzMgodVmsAOg
Sorry I might have jumped the gun.


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