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I have a 2011 FJ manual transmission vehicle that I want to upgrade with the Method 105 Beadlocks, but I want to make sure these are ok for daily road use at fairly high speeds. How hard is it to maintain them?

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I run them with 40" toyos on my '78 Hilux. They are quality wheels and I would not hesitate to run 75 mph on them. The last wheeling trip was in October and I finished the day with 4 lbs in the tires. Truck is sitting on the trailer with air still in the tires.
 

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Just retorque them every 200 miles.


BTW, @Iconic Thorn's are not true bead locks I don't believe. Could be wrong. It happened one other time. LOL
 

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I run them with 40" toyos on my '78 Hilux. They are quality wheels and I would not hesitate to run 75 mph on them. The last wheeling trip was in October and I finished the day with 4 lbs in the tires. Truck is sitting on the trailer with air still in the tires.
I live in WY and drive 75 - 80 on paved roads with some fairly easy off roading in the mountains. Think I’ll be good with those rims?
 

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I live in WY and drive 75 - 80 on paved roads with some fairly easy off roading in the mountains. Think I’ll be good with those rims?
Just retorque them every 200 miles.


BTW, @Iconic Thorn's are not true bead locks I don't believe. Could be wrong. It happened one other time. LOL
Is it easy to retorque them?
 

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Is it easy to retorque them?
Very easy to torque, I also keep a little stick of blue loctite in the FJ in case I have to break one down for repairs. I have to be honest, I haven’t torqued these things since I left for Utah last summer. 😂
Hey btw I told you the incorrect wheel, it is the MR105 bead-lock in a -38 mm backspace not the 305. Been a long day.
 

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Is it easy to retorque them?
Yes, it is easy. I actually bought a tool online that was preset for my Walker Evans bead locks (15lb/in. If I remember correctly). I don't remember the company but you can put it on a 3/8 ratchet or small drill or impact to retorque. Where in Wyoming are you? I'm in Laramie.
Very easy to torque, I also keep a little stick of blue loctite in the FJ in case I have to break one down for repairs. I have to be honest, I haven’t torqued these things since I left for Utah last summer. 😂
Hey btw I told you the incorrect wheel, it is the MR105 bead-lock in a -38 mm backspace not the 305. Been a long day.
So they are bead locks. I was wrong on that one. Did they actually turn when you retorqued them before Summit?
 

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Very easy to torque, I also keep a little stick of blue loctite in the FJ in case I have to break one down for repairs. I have to be honest, I haven’t torqued these things since I left for Utah last summer. 😂
Hey btw I told you the incorrect wheel, it is the MR105 bead-lock in a -38 mm backspace not the 305. Been a long day.
That’s the rim I want, but I often run 70 80 mph and don’t want any problems. Do you use a special tool to torque?
 

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Yes, it is easy. I actually bought a tool online that was preset for my Walker Evans bead locks (15lb/in. If I remember correctly). I don't remember the company but you can put it on a 3/8 ratchet or small drill or impact to retorque. Where in Wyoming are you? I'm in Laramie.
So they are bead locks. I was wrong on that one. Did they actually turn when you retorqued them before Summit?
I’m in Powell — up near Cody.
 

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Just a regular torque wrench you can get from any parts house, I keep one in my FJ. I run my FJ 100+ mph from time to time, no problem.
I think I’m going to go for it! Now I’m curious about the backspace. Do you have any pictures? Anything I need to consider? I reckon I’ll need some black lug nuts.
 

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I think I’m going to go for it! Now I’m curious about the backspace. Do you have any pictures? Anything I need to consider? I reckon I’ll need some black lug nuts.
Get extended thread lug nuts you can find black ones on eBay, 12mm x 1.5 thread pitch. Depending on what backspace you get and the tire size you’ll need to perform a body mount chop and modify the inner fender slightly.
 

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My tires aren’t that big 285 70 17
If I get -38 mm back space do you think I’ll need those modifications? If so, I may not do any back space.
 

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Get extended thread lug nuts you can find black ones on eBay, 12mm x 1.5 thread pitch. Depending on what backspace you get and the tire size you’ll need to perform a body mount chop and modify the inner fender slightly.
Um, unless you're running spacers, all Toyotas are 12X1.25 pitch. :cool:
 
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