I'm due for tires and have been looking at options with respect to the spare.
One of the options is the Staun Internal Beadlock.
- At just north of $600 for a set of 4, they are more expensive than a spare tire. But if you consider the cost of that 35" spare, the upgraded spare mount, and associated bumper, they aren't too bad.
- Then add in the 5-year warranty, the thought that they will last through a few sets of tires, and the reduced weight/space requirement.
- From what I've read, I could air down lower, and still maintain a better beadlock, because of the 50psi holding the bead in place but without true beadlocks (illegal for road use in CA).
- I kinda prefer not having the spare hanging off the back of my Jeep and really liked the increased visibility out the back, but we all know what putting the spare in the tub does for your packing space.
I did a search and found several references to the Staun product as a recommendation, but none from anyone that had seen them in action or used them on the trail.
What I'm interested in, is actual experience using them, but would also like to hear thoughts and opinions. Don't worry, I'm flame retarded, I mean retardant.