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so now that I have gotten older and a little more reserved. and well willing to listen to how it was doen without trying it. I am sure a few members of this board can come up with how they did it. I was watching a few clips of drifting and we got into the conversation of how he use to svrew around with his trans am in the early 80's. It was a hurst edition. red with white interior. but on to the topic. he was telling me of some of the roads they use to run in bixby (I will let you figure out where that is). He said it only took one wheel and the tire coming off to figure out they needed to find a new way to secure the tires from peeling off while drifting. their solution came in using a few older rims and drilling holes about every 4 inches around the rim on both sides. after that they would glue beads on the tire and use stainless steel sheetmetal screws with silicon inside the holes to secure the tires to the wheels. he says this was before they opted or used rings... so what kind of tech or experiences do some of the members of this board have?
 

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Why not have it done right
http://www.ceoffroad.com/beadlocks.shtml

It's really not that much if you and you can even get TTORA CNC in the ring

You can see some TTORA (TTORA booth @ the Houston Off-Road Expo) beadlock rings here Pics 1, 2 36, 38, 39, 40 he made the rings for the rims that go into a custom ramp

http://haroldmiller.net/tacoma/11-11-06?page=1

If you do get them from CEO talk to Mark and let him know your with TTORA
 

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Motorcycle drag racers have been doing that for years. It works.

Exactly as stated. holes drilled through the lip of the rim and sheet metal screws into the bead of the tire.

I believe I first saw that in the '70s.

It was definitly common practice for production bikes in the '80s.
 

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I was at Discount tire a couple of months ago and asked the guy working there if he had taken in any 35" MTR's that I could buy as spares and he brought two out to me. I got them for $20 a peice because the previous owner had done this exact thing. He drilled holes in the rims about every 6 inches and put screws through them into the bead of the tire. So, I have these little holes in the bead of my spare tires. They don't leak air and have worked fine so far. I was a little baffled when I saw it though.
 

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That common in the drag racing world it works and is lighter than bead locks. We used to "pin" our slicks on our mustang.
 

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TacoManny98 said:
Why not have it done right
http://www.ceoffroad.com/beadlocks.shtml

It's really not that much if you and you can even get TTORA CNC in the ring

You can see some TTORA (TTORA booth @ the Houston Off-Road Expo) beadlock rings here Pics 1, 2 36, 38, 39, 40 he made the rings for the rims that go into a custom ramp

http://haroldmiller.net/tacoma/11-11-06?page=1

If you do get them from CEO talk to Mark and let him know your with TTORA
no plan on doing it was just something I was told about. by my dad and figured some others on here had experience with it. I would like to see some pics of it. but alas i have not tried searching google for it.....
 
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