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What's the best way to stop mud getting i'n my bead every time I go for a wheel I need to get my bead cleaned on at least one front tyre and at 30 bucks a pop it's not cheap... Do external or internal bead locks stop this from happening aswell as allowing low pressure... I currently run my tyres at 20 - 25 psi on 33/12.5 ...
 

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Simple answer to your question is yes they do, with bead locks you can run as low as you want to.
Internal bead locks can be a hassle to install and cost about $100 to install plus the cost of the lock.
External locks are time consuming to put on and they can be peeled back if you graze a rock or something similar. The welds on the rim must be done very well because they have to be air tight.
Also make sure you move your valve hole when you get the new rims or fit valves with a 45degree angled stem.
 

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Whilst external look cool there a attention grabber... At around 160 a corner plus welding there probably up there close to internal lock price?
 

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What's the best way to stop mud getting i'n my bead every time I go for a wheel I need to get my bead cleaned on at least one front tyre and at 30 bucks a pop it's not cheap... Do external or internal bead locks stop this from happening aswell as allowing low pressure... I currently run my tyres at 20 - 25 psi on 33/12.5 ...
If it's 'every time' then are you sure you have the correct wheel width for the tyre?
I don't know how experienced you are but some people that haven't wheeled much don't tend to know which way there wheels are facing in the slop and can push them sideways by mistake.
 

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As SpiderM said, check the wheel width. My friend runs 12.5" wide tyres on 10"wide rims and seems to be forever pulling muck out of the beads. I run 11.5"'s on a 7" wide rim and rarely ever have issues unless i creep below 15PSI
 

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Yep..Learn to Steer :wink:

I have been running on the hard side of 4 wheeling for a long time and this rarely happens to me. My Simexes always go down to 18psi and i have never popped a bead in the bush and have to get the beads cleaned every couple of years so the rims dont rust more than they dont hold air.. This can even be when i am replacing tyres.
 

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Yep..Learn to Steer :wink:

I have been running on the hard side of 4 wheeling for a long time and this rarely happens to me. My Simexes always go down to 18psi and i have never popped a bead in the bush and have to get the beads cleaned every couple of years so the rims dont rust more than they dont hold air.. This can even be when i am replacing tyres.
There ya go fella, you can't have a name like 'Mudrunner' without knowing about, well, er, mud!
 

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What size of tyre are you using, what brand and model and what width rim.

Some tyre types are very prone to this due to having a "rim protector" moulded onto the tyre.
 

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yeah its got a rim protector on it its the older style bfgoodrich mud terrains 33/12.5 on a 15 inch rim not sure on with but id say 10 id have to check.. i bought them off a mate ..

mudrunner i do no how to steer and try to avoid going straight whilst wheels are turned

what size rim would u guys use for that tyre...
 

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buy yourself some tyre plyers and learn now to remove the tyre yourself from the rim... piss easy job and much cheaper than new hoops...
 

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i agree with bruce, buy some tyre pliers and a jip ass air compressor and DIY. If you play in mud you will over the course of a set of tyres run into this problem.
 

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Yep..Learn to Steer :wink:

I have been running on the hard side of 4 wheeling for a long time and this rarely happens to me. My Simexes always go down to 18psi and i have never popped a bead in the bush and have to get the beads cleaned every couple of years so the rims dont rust more than they dont hold air.. This can even be when i am replacing tyres.
You must be driving different tracks to me, I had nothing but trouble with the so called rim protector on my simex in ruts. Never had the problem with other tyres.
There the only tyre I know of as bad for this as the BFG's the OP has lol.

I had a tyre plier set and just cracked the outside bead so no need to rebalance. As most trips ended like this :rolleyes:





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I used to get a bead leak every couple of trips due to that stupid rim protector on BFG ATs I had years ago on a Disco. Not just mud, but any ruts (even dry) or sand. It happened both front and rear and I have had 2 tyres with bead leaks on the same day before, so I just got proficient at cleaning the beads both trackside and at home. I believe the shape of the rim protector is worse on some rims than others, as some people have problems almost everytime they go offroad with them and others never have a problem!

Anyone notice that BFG have removed the 'rim protector' from the new MT KM2? I wonder why...
 

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Hi,

Anyone thought about running a bead of Silastic around ? A bloke I used to ride with did this on his Trike.

Regards B M
 

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What would b some decent quality tyre pliers and how much am I looking at ... I really want ti get some new tyres just can't afford it right now
 

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If you don't have a major offset, turn your wheel around ie put the inside of the rim on the outside. You will very rearly move the inside bead for any reason or how low your typre pressure is. Also be very careful that no part of the wheel now it is reversed rubs on your brakes, brake lines or shocks.
From memory I think that the old BFG muddies are multi directional.
 

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If you don't have a major offset, turn your wheel around ie put the inside of the rim on the outside. You will very rearly move the inside bead for any reason or how low your typre pressure is. Also be very careful that no part of the wheel now it is reversed rubs on your brakes, brake lines or shocks.
From memory I think that the old BFG muddies are multi directional.
Mmmm, not sure I'd recommend that.
The face that seats on to the hub is usually concave (see earlier photo's), turning it the other way will weaken the joint (small point of contact at top of radii) and may not seat properly. Also, there probably wont be countersinks for the wheel nuts on that side which means the wheel won't centre or tighten properly.
 
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