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Unread 08-19-2011, 03:51 PM   #1
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Are the spyderlock wheels worth the money?

I love the look and function of this wheel. But I'm just wondering if it is worth 400 a piece.

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Unread 08-19-2011, 03:55 PM   #2
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They're illegal on the street in Va.
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Unread 08-19-2011, 03:59 PM   #3
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They're illegal on the street in Va.
Why are they illegal if you don't mind me asking?

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Unread 08-19-2011, 04:04 PM   #4
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Why are they illegal if you don't mind me asking?

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If I were to take a guess, I would say it's because they are a two piece wheel that bolts together. There are some safety concerns there if the wheel were to come a part at speed.

EDIT: Nevermind, I don't think the sypder locks are considered two piece wheels, but if I understand the design correctly if the lock ring were to come loose you would lose the bead, which could be pretty disastrous.
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Unread 08-19-2011, 04:16 PM   #5
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If I were to take a guess, I would say it's because they are a two piece wheel that bolts together. There are some safety concerns there if the wheel were to come a part at speed.

EDIT: Nevermind, I don't think the sypder locks are considered two piece wheels, but if I understand the design correctly if the lock ring were to come loose you would lose the bead, which could be pretty disastrous.
Yikes that would be. But it be nice to run 8 psi on the rocks!!!

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Unread 08-19-2011, 04:52 PM   #6
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Yikes that would be. But it be nice to run 8 psi on the rocks!!!

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You can run 8 PSI in the rocks with out beadlocks.
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Unread 08-19-2011, 05:26 PM   #7
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they are nice wheels but man they are heavy!
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Unread 08-19-2011, 05:27 PM   #8
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All "real" beadlocks are illegal on the street in Va.I have no idea why a 2 piece design would make them worse than anything else.
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All "real" beadlocks are illegal on the street in Va.I have no idea why a 2 piece design would make them worse than anything else.
Read this link: http://www.liftlaws.com/are_beadlocks_street_legal.htm

Notice the bottom paragraph? If you can provide PROOF that beadlocks are illegal in any state, they'll send you $100.

Please post a pic of the check they send to you.
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Unread 08-19-2011, 05:32 PM   #10
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Have you looked at the Hutchinson Rock Monster wheels? If regular beadlocks are indeed illegal in your area, these are a DOT approved option.
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Unread 08-19-2011, 05:41 PM   #11
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Read this link: http://www.liftlaws.com/are_beadlocks_street_legal.htm

Notice the bottom paragraph? If you can provide PROOF that beadlocks are illegal in any state, they'll send you $100.

Please post a pic of the check they send to you.
Hell, better yet post up the documentation of the law so we can all get in on the $100 deal!
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Unread 08-19-2011, 05:45 PM   #12
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Re: liftlaws.com

That site is run by an off road shop in Boulder, Co. Not the best source of legal advise on the web. I'd fall back on the local codes and statutes for your area before I bank on that web site. If you do find the specific laws for your area, call them out on that $100 though!

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I have always heard that bead locks are illegal, but I have yet to see any evidence to support that theory. I'd love to see something from a government website that specifically says beadlocks are not legal for street use.
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Unread 08-19-2011, 05:50 PM   #14
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First and foremost they have to be DOT approved or they are illegal according to Federal regulations (which trump the states). Beyond that, it comes down to state and local codes. Check your state and local .gov legal sites.
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That site is run by an off road shop in Boulder, Co. Not the best source of legal advise on the web. I'd fall back on the local codes and statutes for your area before I bank on that web site. If you do find the specific laws for your area, call them out on that $100 though!

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I agree 100%. You have to consider the source...

But I would like to see the documentation of said law if it does exist.

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