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    I am going to be mounting my bfg mt on beadlocks this weekend. Is there a sealant or anything the shops use to help get a good seal

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    Yes, CLEAN the mounting points on tire and wheel. On the wheel I use a buffing wheel with some brasso and if your BL's are like mine they need to be smoothed out from time to time from the rock damage. I use a brass wire wheel on the end of my drill to round off edges.

    Then its PROPER torque time. This can turn into a near all day job if you have 5 BL's like I have. NOTE: You do NOT have to use the 'star' pattern of torquing them down. I don't and never have had a leak of any kind.

    BL mounting and torque procedures: http://www.savagesun4x4.com/enter/fa...ing_domes.html
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    when i do mine i wire wheel the rim and use like a 60 grit on the outer ring, i get the THICK and wide rings as well. ive found really beating on the tires at 2-3 psi would get the tire moving back and forth on the rim abit. never really leaked air but wouldnt balance out for schit in the desert.

    like savage said torque is important. i used to just use a torque stick on my cordless impact and it worked, ok... i now use an actual torque wrench and check them.

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