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Old 06-12-2008, 10:11 AM   #16
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cant to wait to see em in the plastic
good luck with the development
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Thanks dude, I can't wait to have 'em in my hands myself

Did some major tweaking to the design yesterday, pretty happy with the shape of this one. Looks like a wide-5 wheel that's been molested onto an ATV axle Right now I just need to verify the weight is somewhat comparable to a traditional truck wheel, anybody know what a regular truck dish wheel weighs in grams? Currently mine's hovering right around 30g according to the CAD software's analysis. I could get it lower if I have to, but I don't want to make this too complicated for our CNC guy. We make 1:1 motorcycle parts here, so we don't have much in itty bitty tooling.

did some quick calculating and found out that I could make enough rim shells for all of the tires for my RC10GT2 and have 2 sets of centers out of almost exactly 2 feet of solid nylon round bar stock. How friggin' cool is that?
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Old 06-13-2008, 09:06 AM   #18
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damn this creator's pride of mine

OK, here's a taste:

And for anyone who's thinking of trying to reverse-engineer this picture, since I took it I caught a couple of huge design flaws and am working on fixes, so DON'T BOTHER! Next time anyone sees these wheels I'm gonna be selling 'em!
well since you posted itup, you think someone gonna respect you? dude think twice! I wouldnt be posting up the design until after it is already designed and copyrighted. but by the way 3 screws on a wheel i doubt it works at all! it would bend the beadlock..
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Old 06-13-2008, 09:17 AM   #19
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Do people read anymore?

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Those 3 button heads aren't for beadlocks, they hold the mudplug cover on.

http://diamondracingwheels.com/mudplug.html

Like I said, these aren't beadlock wheels but they do try to use the concept of being able to put any tire on any wheel. You'd just have to buy a few sets of rim shells, the centers would never leave the truck.
Yeah, that picture's totally outdated now. The rim shell & backspacing got all moved around, the center and the bolt circle changed, and there's a lot of really important detail on the inside that you can't see from that pic.
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so you drew that on auto cad?
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HELL no

The program I'm using is called Alibre Design, an entry-level parametric CAD system similar to Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire but without the near-vertical learning curve, $20-someodd thousand a seat price tag, epic minimum PC requirements, or crappy customer service I wouldn't model a working F-16 fighter jet with it, but for modeling doodads for cruiser motorcycles it fits the bill perfectly.
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understood.
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I guess we shouldn't have tried discussing your brainstorm in a thread titled beadlocks. IDK.
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Well if I was going to design a new beadlock, it'd probably be very similar to the old Associated 3-piece beadlock wheels, just with a 3/16" rear axle instead of 1/4"

I could probably add enough of those mudplug tabs to the wheel to make a short track style rim beadlock, but only on the outer bead. On today's stadium truck suspensions there's almost zero clearance between the inside bead and the hub/control arm/spindle/upright, much less room for a beadlock ring and a bunch of protruding screw heads. I know on my T4 there's a huge garf in both outboard ball cups on the front camber links from the inside bead of the wheel rubbing. Plus, all that extra plastic and hardware on top of the wide-5 stuff, that wheel's gonna weigh a ton
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