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Unread 05-13-2013, 05:43 PM   #1
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Fake Bead Locks?s

Hi All,

My ZJ is just my off road toy. I have 33s on canyons.

I've seen a guy wheeling a couple of weeks ago rub his tire against a rock and riped off the valve stem.

I am wheeling about twice a month now and don't want that to happen.

Would a set of fake bead locks protect the stem?


I appreciate it.

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Unread 05-13-2013, 08:38 PM   #2
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When I went to a 17" steel D window wheel for my 35s, I welded on "Rock Rings" that strengthen the wheel for impacting a rock when aired down, but they also protect the valve stems.
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Unread 05-13-2013, 09:24 PM   #3
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there are a few options.

different wheels, like street-locks may help. or just steel wheels with rock rings welded on. even a simple metal plate around teh valve stem to protect them would help. Another solution is to re-locate your valve stem. weld up the hole it is currently in and re-drill it deeper into the wheel.
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Unread 05-13-2013, 11:44 PM   #4
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Where do you re locate? Deeper, like closer to the spokes?

This happened a few weeks ago when my old man lost a valve stem.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 03:51 PM   #5
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yes, they are called rock rings
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Wow...this is a fear I never had till now when off roading. Off to buy some spare valve stems.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 08:22 PM   #7
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Where do you re locate? Deeper, like closer to the spokes?

This happened a few weeks ago when my old man lost a valve stem.
Farther back into the wheel, deeper. many guys who run bead locks do it for ease of adding air to the tires as the lock rings can make it difficult any ways.

I plan on doing it because i ripped a valve stem out while wheeling this weekend as well.
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