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H1 - DIY Double Beadlock Wheels
12-06-2013, 06:37 PM
Post: #11
RE: H1 - DIY Double Beadlock Wheels
(12-06-2013 06:10 PM)Dmiller Wrote:  BUT, I am confused... He just stated that his backspacing was 3.25", which means that his entire wheel will stick out a 1/4" farther than if he had 3.5" backspacing..... Do you not want your tires to stick out that far? If anything I think it would help with clearance!

That's not always the case. Then you have less back spacing you end out with a larger swing when the tire turns. The pivot point is the ball joint so the farther the tire sticks out from the pivot point the more room it needs to turn. I hope that makes since.

Some stock pathfinders came with 31 inch tires with a wheel that had 4 inches of back spacing. I have 31s on my truck now with a wheel that has 3.5" of back spacing. As a result I had to trim quite a bit to keep them from rubbing when I turn.

On top of that the H1 wheels and tires weigh in at around 150lbs each. That's allot of weight so it would be best to tuck that weight in as close as you can to avoid the extra stress on the ball joints from the leverage.

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12-06-2013, 07:15 PM
Post: #12
RE: H1 - DIY Double Beadlock Wheels
Im pickin up what your putting down. Your adding longer leverage and a larger radius swing by extending the wheel offset but keeping the ball joint placement the same... which is swinging into EVERYTHING lol.

Ill measure mine this weekend and see what I come up with.
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12-09-2013, 03:59 PM
Post: #13
RE: H1 - DIY Double Beadlock Wheels
Tacked the centers in all 5, and measured runout. A dial indicator will work just fine, but I used the Hunter balancer cause it was there.

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Acceptable lateral and radial runout, on a steel wheel is 0.200" for offroad use, and 0.100" for highway. These are all near 0.020", better than most oem wheels.

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And a picture of where the center presses to.

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12-09-2013, 04:26 PM
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really nice!

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12-09-2013, 07:46 PM
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nice work!
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12-12-2013, 08:48 PM
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(12-09-2013 04:26 PM)AlvarezMetalWorks Wrote:  really nice!

(12-09-2013 07:46 PM)yellowx16 Wrote:  nice work!

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Finished welding the centers today. There are a few different ways to do this, and the choice is up to you. I did a 3" stitch 2" off pattern, which should let the wheel flex a little before deforming or cracking.

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Here are the finished back halves ready for paint.

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And a pic with the front half set on

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Now I'm waiting for the rock rings to show up.

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12-12-2013, 08:54 PM
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They look great! What colors are you going with? I vote for black on the back halves and white for the outers if you plan on keeping your truck white.

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12-12-2013, 09:02 PM
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I really like the way those came out. I think all black would look great on your truck. I think white trucks with black rims looks really good.
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12-12-2013, 09:10 PM
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I'm going with a glossy black on the rear half, and I'm not saying what the fronts will be Big Grin I have a few ideas, but need to pick one.

I'm not a big fan of white, so the truck will either be satin black or some camouflage variant. Gona think it out over the winter. No point in making it look nice until salt season is over.

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12-12-2013, 09:18 PM
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Do you plan on painting the truck yourself?

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