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yea i want to do highway so probably wont do hummer wheels....
and can you explain PVC inserts/ double beadlocks?

The hummer wheels are 2 pieces that bolt together allowing you to easily mount tires yourself and also allowing a pipe to be placed between the wheel halves. The PVC inserts are just a piece of PVC pipe that fits snugly around the rim between the 2 tire beads. When the wheels are bolted together the PVC sandwiches both beads to the inner and outer bead of the wheel. Since both beads are locked in place it is a true double beadlock. Aftermarket beadlocks and DIY weld on beadlocks are only a single beadlock, locking only the outer bead of the tire.

You can get the idea on my thread here of 2 different sets of Hummer wheels I built. http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=164206
 



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yea i want to do highway so probably wont do hummer wheels....
and can you explain PVC inserts/ double beadlocks?

Instead of listening to some thing about making this or that, here a link to a company that does Re-centered Humvee wheels.

http://www.trailworthyfab.com/

As for Brain1:
the poster asked about Humvee wheels for sale near him for cheep. Not machined, modified wheels. If you ask what it takes to use a $5 dollar part I am not going to tell you to spend $1K to use it.
 












My brother in law did basically the same process as Brian and still did not spend much. Not sure why you're so negative about options being given. I'll be considering H1 surplus when the time comes. It's a worthy discussion whether you think so or not.

I try my best to avoid mud but sometimes this GA red clay gives you no option. I've only lost the bead once fortunately.
 






My brother in law did basically the same process as Brian and still did not spend much. Not sure why you're so negative about options being given. I'll be considering H1 surplus when the time comes. It's a worthy discussion whether you think so or not.

I try my best to avoid mud but sometimes this GA red clay gives you no option. I've only lost the bead once fortunately.

No I'm against people saying here buy this cheese burger, then chop cut weld and you got a big mac deluxe. People talk about re-centering wheels them selfs like it's nothing. They just do a few minutes work and boom it's done. Sprinkle some unicorn dust on it and bolt it on.

I my self know a shop that can do it, yet for that cost or the amount of time it would use, I can order a set done to my specs. Plus if the get the stuff wrong I just send 'em back.

As for Mud, it's another challenge. I take all off pavement challenges. Mud, Deep snow, Flood water, Trails, rocks.
 






Maybe he wants the big mac deluxe?
 






Maybe he is not used to people being polite and respectful, and still being able to express opinions.

Detroit locker question; I have had a few lockers and they all failed except the Detroit. It has lasted many years of trouble free use, both on and off the street.
 
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Wow there is a lot of butt hurt going around here...
I will look into the Detroit locker.
next question... can I run bead locks on the highway? I think I'll just so the weld them yourself beadlock
 












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