Maximizer or Axial beadlock wheels?

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Maximizer or Axial beadlock wheels?

Post by fullcircle » Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:29 pm

I was wondering everyone's opinion on Maximizer or Axial beadlock wheels. Is one stronger than another? Last longer?

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Post by FluxNZ » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:48 pm

I've been running the 1731's for ages and have been really good. No cracks or anything after many hard landings. Can be a bit of a PITA to install rings, have to get the ring aligned right to catch the rubber well or the tyre can 'slip' out a little. Have to watch that you don't over tighten the screw or can strip. Running Flux HP so thats really hard on tyres 8O
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Post by LLkoolskillet » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:26 pm

Axials are a complete waste of time
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Post by hamizle » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:34 pm

[quote="LLkoolskillet";p="821969"]Axials are a complete waste of time[/quote]

Why is that? I am also interested in the axials so your input would be appreciated.
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Post by rumpity_z28 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:45 pm

I put a set of maximizers together and man what a pain haha im never going to do that again. the badlands are staying right where they are

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Post by SV250 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:18 am

[quote="hamizle";p="822001"][quote="LLkoolskillet";p="821969"]Axials are a complete waste of time[/quote]

Why is that? I am also interested in the axials so your input would be appreciated.[/quote]

Because the screws get lose and back out, eventually strip. They are tiny and dont hold worth a ......

I had 3 sets. All in the trash now.
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Post by LLkoolskillet » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:29 am

[quote="SV250";p="822031"][quote="hamizle";p="822001"][quote="LLkoolskillet";p="821969"]Axials are a complete waste of time[/quote]

Why is that? I am also interested in the axials so your input would be appreciated.[/quote]

Because the screws get lose and back out, eventually strip. They are tiny and dont hold worth a ......

I had 3 sets. All in the trash now.[/quote]

YEP exactly
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Post by fullcircle » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:48 am

So what about the screws on the Maximizers? I would guess with anything that screws into plastic eventually its going to strip out.

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Post by FluxNZ » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:44 pm

You have to be careful how much you torque the screws down. I've nearly stripped 3 screws as i was new to the beadlock setup when i did the first set. There is video on the maximizer website how to install the tyres to the beadlocks.
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Post by Iguy » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:46 pm

I've owned several sets of Maximizer beadlocks and have never had any problems. Just don't use power tools to tighten them back down or you will strip the holes. Never had a bead let go either.
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