I think some of it has to do with most companies that make beadlocks dont want to pay all the money to have them DOT approved. Not that they are unsafe, I think its just some lawyer bull****. Not sure though could be another reason.
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Maybe because the wheel is then "not safe" because it is 2 pieces? So it could come apart? Probably most beadlock wheels are not DOT approved anyway, which would make them illegal to begin with. I have heard of "StreetLock" wheels or something like that, they are probably legal, given the name.
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Originally Posted by speedbucket
perfect depends on how far away you are when you look at it:D
Originally Posted by Millermagic
It's a 4.0 ... as long as there's something in the crank case that isn't coolant I'm sure it will still run forever.
x2 lots of stuff is illegal in PA too and i still have it on my jeep. Not that beadlocks are to my knowledge. just gotta know the inspection guy and cross your fingers some local cop isnt a duesh about it. most statey's n city cops have bigger problems
The reason I believe centers around what kettles said that they can come apart or that they would lose bolts at highway speeds. I think most companys have remedied this problem and you can get some DOT approved beadlocks.
ok so if you are unshure about them and dont want to worrie about the police why dont you look into staun internal beadlocks the only way someone would be able to that you have them is if they look for 2 valve steams. just my thoughts.
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all about the DOT approval. with that said the average cop wont know, hell the other day i saw my buddy with his wheels and asked if they were beadlocks and he said no they were simulated. i couldnt even tell the difference by looking at them and i own a set of beadlocks