Question for ATX Slab owners - JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 Old 02-21-2012, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
Research, bro!
 
RRauzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NorCal
Posts: 2,219
Garage
Feedback: 0 reviews
Question for ATX Slab owners

Maybe y'all can enlighten me. So when I got my Slabs about a week ago, there were no beadlock bolts or inserts in in any of the wheel boxes or a separate hardware box. Called vendor and he got a box of bolts/inserts sent, which arrived today. Box has a ziplock each of bolts and inserts. No instructions. To me, it doesn't look like OEM packaging. So here are my questions:

1. What's the proper way to set the inserts into the wheel? From top or bottom?
2. What tool do you use to do this? None in box? Is there a torque spec for the inserts themselves?
3. It looks like red locktite is on all the inserts threads. Is that what you had or did my inserts come out of the used parts bin? (I'm fine with that as long as they all "work").
4. How easy did your inserts thread into the wheel? I'm asking because, because just "testing" one by hand I get about 1/2 rotation from top (those slots in the inserts facing upwards) before it stops. Almost looks like too big of an insert but maybe they are suppose to be really tight fits and you elbow it in with a tool. I question forcing it any further until I get some feedback.

I want to get these puppies on my new tires and start working tires out. Girlfriend starting to give grief with all the jeep stuff sitting in garage!

"Are you gonna bark all day, little doggy, or are you gonna bite?" - Mr. Blonde
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

A proud part of the Cutts!
RRauzer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 02-21-2012, 06:23 PM
Rock God
 
block's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: maryland
Posts: 1,612
Feedback: 4 reviews

thats really strange they didnt come already with the insert in the wheel.. ive had three sets of spyderlocks which are the same wheel.. and they always came with the inserts in the wheel.. but maybe the atx come with out them installed ? i bet someone forgot to add the hardware.. but shouldn't be a problem to thread those in their. ive used a big flat head screw driver to remove them.. and you probably should use red lock tight on them . good luck ..great wheel
block is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 02-21-2012, 07:12 PM
Granite Guru
 
steve79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Colorado Springs CO
Age: 40
Posts: 376
Feedback: 1 reviews

Weird!

Mine came inserted already (spyderlocks)

WORK HARD... PLAY HARDER!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
steve79 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 10 Old 02-21-2012, 07:16 PM
Granite Guru
 
vfireman309's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Topeka, IN
Age: 38
Posts: 139
Feedback: 2 reviews

ATX must have really dropped the ball I have a buddy with the same problem. He called them yesterday and they sent the inserts out rite away. We are going to start on them Friday. I have the same wheels but all the inserts were installed already.
vfireman309 is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 02-22-2012, 03:54 PM
Granite Guru
 
jester116th's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Alliance, NE
Age: 52
Posts: 152
Feedback: 1 reviews

My wheels were shipped complete all I had to do was mount the tire and set the ring and bolt it down. Every box had a box of Allen head ring bolts and the valve stems.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
jester116th is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 02-23-2012, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
Research, bro!
 
RRauzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NorCal
Posts: 2,219
Garage
Feedback: 0 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by jester116th View Post
My wheels were shipped complete all I had to do was mount the tire and set the ring and bolt it down. Every box had a box of Allen head ring bolts and the valve stems.
I think the OEM packaging department took a snooze during the quality control meeting then - I have to pick up some valve stems too.

"Are you gonna bark all day, little doggy, or are you gonna bite?" - Mr. Blonde
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

A proud part of the Cutts!
RRauzer is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 02-28-2012, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
Research, bro!
 
RRauzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NorCal
Posts: 2,219
Garage
Feedback: 0 reviews

POS inserts (or my particular set of wheels)! I bought the Sypderlocks insert tool to install them correctly. No go. The very first two inserts broke under install (threading) load at about a full turn in. This is not going to work 120 times. Now I got to see what the vendor says. It's going to suck the big one if I have to send these wheels back and wait for new ones.


"Are you gonna bark all day, little doggy, or are you gonna bite?" - Mr. Blonde
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

A proud part of the Cutts!
RRauzer is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 02-28-2012, 08:07 PM
Granite Guru
 
vfireman309's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Topeka, IN
Age: 38
Posts: 139
Feedback: 2 reviews

We used a bolt with a lock nut threaded on to it. We threaded the bolt into the insert until it was against the jam nut. Then you can turn the insert in with a ratchet and the lock nut will keep the insert from going to deep. we had them all installed pretty quick. If you have any questions just send me a message.
vfireman309 is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 02-29-2012, 06:58 AM
JKO Addict!
 
thedirtman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: southwest reno, nv
Age: 51
Posts: 4,344
Feedback: 0 reviews

Good tip!
thedirtman is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 02-29-2012, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
Research, bro!
 
RRauzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NorCal
Posts: 2,219
Garage
Feedback: 0 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by vfireman309 View Post
We used a bolt with a lock nut threaded on to it. We threaded the bolt into the insert until it was against the jam nut. Then you can turn the insert in with a ratchet and the lock nut will keep the insert from going to deep. we had them all installed pretty quick. If you have any questions just send me a message.
Awesome - thanks! I'll try this after work.

"Are you gonna bark all day, little doggy, or are you gonna bite?" - Mr. Blonde
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

A proud part of the Cutts!
RRauzer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome