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Steve
February 22nd, 2009, 09:17 AM
After lots of research, looking, pricing, etc. I decided on a set of new 17" Spyderlocks for the EB. Very impressed with them. I'll mount the Krawlers on them soon, but here are a bunch of pics of the wheels.
I got the satin finish, and really like it.

I've been asked a number of times if I'm going to have the rings powder coated. No, I'm not. :P

http://www.colorado4x4.org/gallery/files/1/3/1/1/img_4889.jpg

http://www.colorado4x4.org/gallery/files/1/3/1/1/img_4890.jpg

http://www.colorado4x4.org/gallery/files/1/3/1/1/img_4891.jpg

http://www.colorado4x4.org/gallery/files/1/3/1/1/img_4894.jpg


This replaces the center cap for locking hubs:

http://www.colorado4x4.org/gallery/files/1/3/1/1/img_4892.jpg


The back side of the ring has pretty deep grooves to hold the bead:

http://www.colorado4x4.org/gallery/files/1/3/1/1/img_4893.jpg

http://www.colorado4x4.org/gallery/files/1/3/1/1/img_4895.jpg


The valve stem is way inside and so well protected:

http://www.colorado4x4.org/gallery/files/1/3/1/1/img_4896.jpg

van7559
February 22nd, 2009, 10:00 AM
sick shit!!!!

CJ_More
February 22nd, 2009, 11:02 AM
Looks Great Steve.

Breck4x4[John]
February 22nd, 2009, 11:18 AM
Do I see that it says "FOR OFF-ROAD USE ONLY" on the inside of the rim. jk:flipoff2:

The rims look great.


Maybe I missed it in the build thread, but what colour is the pony gonna be painted?

zillacon
February 22nd, 2009, 05:35 PM
Take my advice and order up some replacement Zerts before you actually need them. They are not easy to find but can be had, unless you want to wait for the Vendor to get them to you.

Clint
February 22nd, 2009, 05:38 PM
Those look great sitting in your house Steve :flipoff2:

Colin
February 22nd, 2009, 06:22 PM
lordy, thats the best 4x pr0n ives seen in awhile

Steve
February 22nd, 2009, 06:30 PM
;1373942']Maybe I missed it in the build thread, but what colour is the pony gonna be painted?

Gonna go orange again.


Those look great sitting in your house Steve :flipoff2:

:flipoff2:

74BuckinBronc
February 23rd, 2009, 01:12 PM
Gonna go orange again.
To match the beadlock rings right Steve?? :D

Are the wheels coated or anything? How are you going to keep the mag-chloride from staining them?

J.D.

Clint
February 23rd, 2009, 01:14 PM
To match the beadlock rings right Steve?? :D

Are the wheels coated or anything? How are you going to keep the mag-chloride from staining them?

J.D.

ummmm dont drive an open top eb when there is snow on the roads :flipoff2:


wheelin is for summatime!!

Steve
February 23rd, 2009, 01:36 PM
Are the wheels coated or anything? How are you going to keep the mag-chloride from staining them?

J.D.


ummmm dont drive an open top eb when there is snow on the roads :flipoff2:


wheelin is for summatime!!

What Clint said. It has no doors and a bikini top. Doesn't get driven in snow except on trails where they don't spray Mag Chloride. :D

scottycards
February 23rd, 2009, 01:42 PM
ummmm dont drive an open top eb when there is snow on the roads :flipoff2:


Unless there's a huge blizzard like we had a couple of winters ago.

Dude, most fun ever blasting the untracked 3 foot deep powder, f/r locked in a snowstorm.

Just put a set of ski goggles on, and you're good to go. Super fun!!!

Steve
February 23rd, 2009, 01:55 PM
Unless there's a huge blizzard like we had a couple of winters ago.

Dude, most fun ever blasting the untracked 3 foot deep powder, f/r locked in a snowstorm.

Just put a set of ski goggles on, and you're good to go. Super fun!!!

I could see doing that. They're not out spraying Mag-Chlor during those storms. Of course, we don't get storms like that here. The last blizzard here, according to the records, was before I was born, so that was a LOOOOOOONG time ago. :D

scottycards
February 23rd, 2009, 02:17 PM
For what it's worth- mag chloride hasn't stained my polished WE wheels at all. I think if you don't let it sit on there for a long time, it won't corrode the finish- back to the original comment.......

The wheels are bitchin', BTW. Mount them tars on them, already!

Impaired
February 23rd, 2009, 02:21 PM
The rings will be trashed before the mag cloride gets to them. Keep checking on the bolts for the first few trips with those krawlers. We had to tighen every morning for about 4 days before they stopped comming loose. Bad part is that they actually spin out from the inset position and can bend the bolts. The rings mar up pretty easily but the beadlock rim does perform well meaning no real leaking or slipping. Take a photo before using them

74BuckinBronc
February 23rd, 2009, 02:42 PM
For what it's worth- mag chloride hasn't stained my polished WE wheels at all. I think if you don't let it sit on there for a long time, it won't corrode the finish

i do agree that is the key, but time doesn't always allow, or weather. In any case, I know my Champions aren't near as nice as they were when I bought them and I wished I would have protected them before I mounted them. Just seeing if Steve was considering learning from others mistakes.

J.D.

Steve
February 23rd, 2009, 02:48 PM
i do agree that is the key, but time doesn't always allow, or weather. In any case, I know my Champions aren't near as nice as they were when I bought them and I wished I would have protected them before I mounted them. Just seeing if Steve was considering learning from others mistakes.

J.D.

I'm not worried about Mag-Chlor, as they'll probably never see it. I know with the trails I wheel that the rings will get trashed. I'm fine with that. I'm not building the EB for shows, I'm building it to wheel - hard. The wheels are the only real bling that will be on it, other than the chrome air cleaner. I'll take a bunch of pics of it when it's completed, with new wheels, new paint, etc. Then I'll go wheel it. :)

CGuava
February 24th, 2009, 08:04 AM
I liked those a lot, they look good. I ended up with the allied monsters because of all the testimonials about how strong they are (and they're cheaper) but :thumbsup:

Just mounted mine the other day, soap and water and 3 or 4 bolts that are a little longer then the ones that came to set the bead (I'm sure you know this though). Hopefully my project will be done so I can try out some of the west slope trails this summer!

clemsonkrawler
February 24th, 2009, 09:03 AM
I'm not worried about Mag-Chlor, as they'll probably never see it. I know with the trails I wheel that the rings will get trashed. I'm fine with that. I'm not building the EB for shows, I'm building it to wheel - hard. The wheels are the only real bling that will be on it, other than the chrome air cleaner. I'll take a bunch of pics of it when it's completed, with new wheels, new paint, etc. Then I'll go wheel it. :)

They wont be the ONLY bling. You got full hydro coming remember! Wheels looks sick btw. Hope you dont hate those huge rings though.:beer:

Hippie
February 26th, 2009, 07:13 AM
you need to powder coat the rim not the ring :P

http://www.colorado4x4.org/vbb/picture.php?pictureid=195&albumid=21&dl=1219716056&thumb=1

Steve
February 26th, 2009, 08:40 AM
you need to powder coat the rim not the ring :P


I'm not powdercoating ANYTHING on the rims. Nothing. Zilch. Zero. Nada.

:flipoff2:

74BuckinBronc
February 26th, 2009, 08:45 AM
He's cracking guys - keep it up! LOL!

J.D.

Clint
February 26th, 2009, 08:53 AM
I'm not powdercoating ANYTHING on the rims. Nothing. Zilch. Zero. Nada.

:flipoff2:


but you are painting the bronco purple.....:flipoff2:

Steve
February 26th, 2009, 09:03 AM
but you are painting the bronco purple.....:flipoff2:

I thought about it. Someone told me not to.

:flipoff2:

LuckyNickelTJ
June 4th, 2009, 10:11 AM
Steve

I just got my spyderlocks the other day. How long of wheel studs you using? What type of lug nut?

Steve
June 4th, 2009, 10:13 AM
Steve

I just got my spyderlocks the other day. How long of wheel studs you using? What type of lug nut?

Still don't have them installed on the rig. :(

The studs will be the ones in the front HP D60 and the rear 14B. I'm just going to get some decent chrome lug nuts.