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Unread 07-05-2010, 09:07 AM   #1
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Looking for beadlocks

I've searched through this forum and the net and I've found several manufacturers offering different things. I want a set of beadlock wheels preferably in aluminum (for weight). This is what I've found:

Allied Wheel
Champion Beadlock
KMC

Got any other recommendations for a good set of beadlocks?

Note: I'm not interested in looks. If I did I'd go for Mickey Thompson. I want something that can really hold the tire on the wheel.

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Unread 07-05-2010, 09:21 AM   #2
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Spyderlocks
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I like the Spyderlocks personally
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Unread 07-05-2010, 09:35 AM   #4
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Walker for strength, then spyders. Trail readers for weight but less strength.

Some others to look at, AEV, KMC.
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Unread 07-05-2010, 09:49 AM   #5
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Walker Evans are great I just didn't like the fading of the beadlock rings which are anodized red.
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The Rubicon I bought from Gerald at Savvy came with Walker Evans beadlock wheels that are made from forged aluminum. From what I have read, they are one of the best quality wheels available. I am impressed with them, they are a great looking wheel too.
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Unread 07-05-2010, 11:34 AM   #7
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Thanks guys. I'm a little worried about the Raceline wheels as they have a max rating of 25 psi and say "not approved for highway use". I like the Trail Ready wheels because of the various sizing options they offer and the Spyderlocks for the design (replaceable thread mounting insert, vertical ribbing, etc).

I'm between Spyderlocks and Trail Ready, but leaning towards Spyderlocks. Do we have any comparissons for strength?
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The Rubicon I bought from Gerald at Savvy came with Walker Evans beadlock wheels that are made from forged aluminum. From what I have read, they are one of the best quality wheels available. I am impressed with them, they are a great looking wheel too.
Thanks Jerry. Have you had a chance to beat them on the rocks yet? What do you think of them strength wise?
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Thanks Jerry. Have you had a chance to beat them on the rocks yet? What do you think of them strength wise?
Not yet, the new TJ isn't quite yet ready to take it offroad but I've seen them on other Jeeps on the rocks for years and they hold up well. But even my cheapie non-forged aluminum American Racing wheels held up well to rock crawling. It took years of beating them on the rocks before I finally managed to break one last year.
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I have Staun's (which you can install in your choice of wheels) and it's nice to be able to air down to 6psi and not worry about losing either bead.

When I have to replace these tires I'll be getting the Hutchinson Rock Monster wheels for the same reason with much, much easier assembly.
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Walker or Trail Ready. If your 6 lug you can go to the Trail Gear Toyota BL that's nice too.
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I'm between Spyderlocks and Trail Ready, but leaning towards Spyderlocks. Do we have any comparissons for strength?

Depends on what trail ready's you are talking about, but if its just the modified mickey thompson classic, then there is no comparison to a walker or spyder concerning strength.

The trail ready is very light weight. The walkers and spyders are the complete opposite. They are very thick, and very heavy, and very strong.

I run trail ready's on my creation. I probably wouldnt opt for them again. I'd probably go for the strength of a walker instead.
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Depends on what trail ready's you are talking about, but if its just the modified mickey thompson classic, then there is no comparison to a walker or spyder concerning strength.

The trail ready is very light weight. The walkers and spyders are the complete opposite. They are very thick, and very heavy, and very strong.

I run trail ready's on my creation. I probably wouldnt opt for them again. I'd probably go for the strength of a walker instead.
I was looking at the Trail Ready HD series not the Aluminum series.

I like the fact that they are 15x9 and not 15x8 or 15x10 like the others. The reason for this is that I'll probably going to be running them with Simex Jungle Trekkers which are 34x11.5-R15 so having a 9" width on the wheel should run better. They also come with a 3" backspacing instead of 3.75 or bigger. This will help clear my extra large front disk brakes.

But if the others are stronger maybe I shouldn't even bother with these...
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