Mac-Fab stresses the importance of properly mounting your tires to increase beadlock performance. Please read our step-by-step guide below to make sure safety and function aren’t an issue when racing.
Tires should be mounted only according to good tire-mounting practices and on equipment designed for the tire industry.
Before mounting the tires, lubricate the beadlock bolts with anti-seize.
Seat the tire bead in the shoulder of the beadlock inner ring on the wheel.
Install the outer ring. Tighten the bolts in a criss-cross pattern to ensure even pressure on the beadlocks.
Maximum torque should be: 20 ft/lbs 5/16” 12-point bolts
The outer ring will flex to match the tire bead, and it should pull down to meet the inner ring.
Re-torque the bolts after initial use.
Note that impact wrenches are not recommended for installing bolts due to the possibility of over or under tightening. All bolts should be started by hand to avoid cross threading.