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So, we are talking about screws in the rims to keep the tire from ..


Is it for keeping the tire from turning on the rim ?

Does it help to keep the tire on the bead ?

How many screws do you need to be safe ?

How big do they need to be ?

How fast of a car needs them ?

When do you need to go to bead locks ?

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Is there a place in the rule book that covers it ?
 

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They're for keeping the tire from turning on the wheel.

How fast is this car? 60' time?
 

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They're for keeping the tire from turning on the wheel.

How fast is this car? 60' time?
Well, I'm now being told they keep the tire on the rim ?

How many screws do you need to keep the rim from turning and how large do those need to be ?

And what is the 60' cut off point
 

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How fast does your car need to be to have them ?

There is no rule in the book that I know of

Lets say your car runs 5.90's in the 1/8 , need beadlocks ?
 

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I have a slow ass 3800lb 4 speed car that runs in the low 11's, and the only way I can keep the wheel from spinning in the tire is to screw it.
 

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If you have tubes in your tires you NEED rim screws. If you dont have rim screws with tubes WHEN the tires slips on the rim it will cut your valve stem resulting in a flat tire.
 

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I have heard a bunch....not sure if much of this is true. But here it goes :

Keeps the tire from slipping - yes
Helps tires loose air - Yes
For Slicks, it seems to make the side wall stiffer - look at a picture, the wrinkels lead to a screw. This is the hard for me to believe part.

One thing for sure, no matter how many screws you use, set them up EXACTLY the same on both sides of the wheel. If they are off, it can cause the tire twist differently and it will "pull" the car to one side.

I want to learn the glue process myself.

My good friend never uses glue or anything on a DR, he prefers a bit of slip.
 

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I have used screws with my hoosier 10.5 & never had an issue with them ever losing air. M/T on the other hand , Different story.

I remember 10 -12 years ago pro stock was still using screws to 6' seconds passes at over 200 mph. And I also remember the tragedy with Eric medlen with an improperly mouted beadlock . I'll stick with screws .
 

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Ive been 1.24 and 5.14 on 275's drag radials without beadlocks or screws!
I glue them with permatex.

X2, My signature shows how fast I've been on Glue ONLY also! No screws/beadlocks
 

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Lots of Pro Mods and Alky funny cars don't even use beadlocks or rim screws.....
 
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