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Old 04-29-2012, 04:58 PM   #1
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I have a tooon of unmounted short course tires. I don't want to buy 10 pairs of wheels and foams. so I'm wondering if the proline beadlocks with upgraded lock rings will be enough to race with? I run a 2wd sc10 and I don't bash it. I'm easy on the throtte too, no tire shredding full throttle crap for me with this truck. so will they keep the tires on? or will they blow off?
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:11 PM   #2
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I run the Pro-Line bead locks on my Blitz and have no problems with them at all with the standard rings. Im a racer myself, I like them for a TUNING option, can change tires quick or change different foams,,alot of guys talk about the added weight that they have,,,,I really dont care about the extra weight, sometimes its a plus in the rear!
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:35 PM   #3
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I agree, I love beadlocks. Gluing tires sucks.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:37 PM   #4
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X's three on the PL beadlocks!!
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:22 AM   #5
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a lot of people say they will not hold a tire on the wheel at high speeds, is this user error or something else?
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:40 AM   #6
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a lot of people say they will not hold a tire on the wheel at high speeds, is this user error or something else?
I have been running beadlocks for awhile now and I have had no issues, but I check mine after every heat race, of course I go thru my whole truck and check every screw and nut after every run,,,,,I have never had any issues with the LOCKS
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:59 PM   #7
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Every once in awhile I'll pop a bead on a non-ProLine tire (yes, you can put non-PL tires on PL beadlocks...often pretty easily), but there's ways to help that if it becomes a problem. My favorite is to simply run a line of CA glue around the bead of the tire & just let it dry like that, creating a rigid glue ring that won't pull out of the beadlock as easily. My only gripe with the Pro-Line beadlocks is it's so easy to strip the holes even if you're careful, but I found some brass threaded inserts on McMaster-Carr that pretty much make the wheels unstrippable.

And yes, GET THE STRC RINGS. You can not imagine how immensely lightweight they are compared to the stock stamped steel rings.

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Old 05-01-2012, 02:30 PM   #8
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I run them all the time I have 2 sets of the prolines with the strc rings on both. The strc rings are alot lighter.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:19 PM   #9
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now on to the next question.. will the protrak proline beadlocks give me proper offset on my sc10? I have jconcepts 12mm hex on the rear and associated 12mm hex parts up front.
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:43 AM   #10
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The Renegade beadlocks have the right backspacing for the SC10 hex front end. In back...not sure. If the JC hexes are listed as a direct replacement for Associated's hexes, then I'd say you're fine. Beyond that I dunno.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:44 PM   #11
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Not mine. A local racer running the stock VXL system in their LCG Slash 4x4 on 2s.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:21 AM   #12
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theres a few factors that could have caused that. full throttle donuts with one front tire off the ground ballooning like crazy for instance. i plan on belting the tires with gorilla tape to prevent ballooning.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:23 AM   #13
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Do the strc beadlock rings fit on the protrack renegade wheels? Is the bolt hole pattern the same as the split six?

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Old 08-08-2012, 09:48 AM   #14
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Do the strc beadlock rings fit on the protrack renegade wheels? Is the bolt hole pattern the same as the split six?
They do and they are.

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Old 08-08-2012, 10:01 AM   #15
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OK, Thanks. Going to order them today!

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Old 08-08-2012, 10:23 AM   #16
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Rc4wd makes a set of light weight sc beedlocs. That are real nice.

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Old 08-08-2012, 09:16 PM   #17
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the rc4wd ones are all aluminum so they are still heavier even thou they are so called "light weight". i ran my renegade beadlocks on my sc10 with proline aluminum hexs, which are the same as the jconcepts ones and the stock ones, with out them be bealted with a novak 5.5t brushless motor and i had no problems with them coming off. i run a novak 10.5 with a set of calibers for race at one track and a set of badlands for a nother and i have not had any problems with striping them or them coming un beaded. i also use the wheels as a tuning option. i use them so i can change tires quickly, change foams quickly, i also use them to add more weight to either the front or the back if i need more weight in that area but dont want to put actual stick on weight in.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:38 PM   #18
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Black renegades with Blue STRC rings
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OTE, got part #s for the threaded brass inserts???
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the rc4wd ones are all aluminum so they are still heavier even thou they are so called "light weight". i ran my renegade beadlocks on my sc10 with proline aluminum hexs, which are the same as the jconcepts ones and the stock ones, with out them be bealted with a novak 5.5t brushless motor and i had no problems with them coming off. i run a novak 10.5 with a set of calibers for race at one track and a set of badlands for a nother and i have not had any problems with striping them or them coming un beaded. i also use the wheels as a tuning option. i use them so i can change tires quickly, change foams quickly, i also use them to add more weight to either the front or the back if i need more weight in that area but dont want to put actual stick on weight in.
Rc4wd makes a lightweight plastic sc beedloc with aluminum rings

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Old 08-10-2012, 03:19 PM   #20
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Can i get a part# on those brass inserts? Wicked easy to strip holes on the proline beadlocks.
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