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Unread 11-08-2011, 08:34 AM   #1
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NO it's not another question on legality of Beadocks - but I need help

I recently bought my 77 cj5 and it came with beadlock rims. I have read way too much on weather they are legal or not... That does not concern me. What I need to know and could not find out in any search is "How to re tourque them"? This jeep has been sitting in the PO driveway for 4 years with out being used and I think I probably need to adjust them but do not know where to start. Any Help??

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Unread 11-08-2011, 09:23 AM   #2
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What kind of rims? Aluminum or steel? What size bolts? How many bolts per rim? Grade 8?
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Unread 11-08-2011, 11:05 AM   #3
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Each brand varies slightly on the procedure but for the most part, patience is needed!

You have to go in a criss cross pattern a couple times. I use chalk to help keep my place. I would suggest looking up the website for the brand you have and taking a look at their install guide for specifics on torque specs as addicted2dunes suggested.

I have run Champion Beadlocks in the past and now have a set of AEV beadlocks on my JK. They may be a pain sometimes due to maintenance but so worth it on the rocks.
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Unread 11-09-2011, 02:32 PM   #4
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That's why I love my Humvee rims, 8 bolts and never ever break, untorque, and they're easy to keep track of, cause there's only 8!
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Unread 11-09-2011, 05:10 PM   #5
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Montauk is a great town, I have wheeled in the woods across from hither hills.
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Unread 11-09-2011, 06:27 PM   #6
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Montauk is a great town, I have wheeled in the woods across from hither hills.
I live in Hither Hills, there are some great spots here to go off road at least for L.I. Bech is always great too!! Maybe i will see ou out there some day
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Unread 11-09-2011, 06:46 PM   #7
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I have the same beads as you(Cragar beadlocks) and run them on the street. You want to get a torque wrench. Instructions say go in a cris cross pattern and torque each to 12-15 ft lbs.
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Unread 11-09-2011, 06:51 PM   #8
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I have the same beads as you(Cragar beadlocks) and run them on the street. You want to get a torque wrench. Instructions say go in a cris cross pattern and torque each to 12-15 ft lbs.

Oh and BTW, they are legal (no laws against them), they are just not DOT certified.
Thanks HiFive!!! I appreciate the response..
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Unread 09-05-2013, 11:19 AM   #9
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I know it's an old thread but I was in montauk yesterday and saw this cj parked across from where I was eating lunch

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