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Unread 12-02-2010, 03:09 PM   #1
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Internal Beadlocks

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.



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Unread 12-02-2010, 03:13 PM   #2
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Sorry, I don't have any experience with Staun beadlocks so I cannot offer any feedback.

I just wanted to suggest that you also look at an alternative that is made by Inner Air Lock:

InnerAirLock, LLC - BeadLocks
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Unread 12-02-2010, 03:14 PM   #3
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Check Noturmailman's build thread. IIRC he's not thrilled and planning on getting rid his.
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/st...wobble-887513/

I used to be interested in them but they sound like too much of a pain.
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Unread 12-02-2010, 03:17 PM   #5
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I used to be interested in them but they sound like too much of a pain.
Actually this was the noturmailman's thread I was thinking about, not his build thread. Sorry.
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Unread 12-02-2010, 05:40 PM   #6
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Wow! Very helpful link, thank you. Back to the drawing board...
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Unread 12-02-2010, 07:12 PM   #7
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Sounds like you are thinking of not having a spare at all? If this is so, I just wanted to make the comment of what I have seen. I have seen more tires that were ruined (sliced, pinched, hole, ect.) that could not make it home and had to use a spare, then ones that had blown a bead. Most blown beads can be cleaned and reseated in a short amount of time. Spares are needed in my opinion, even if it is a non matching trail spare being close to the same size.

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