Why are beadlocks illegal in some states? - JeepForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 79 Old 09-28-2009, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
xjjake99
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: clark
Posts: 32
Why are beadlocks illegal in some states?

I am from NJ, and learned that beadlocks for your tires are illegal in NJ. i was wondering if anybody knew why they are illegal for street driving.

xjjake99 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 79 Old 09-28-2009, 03:33 PM
jkh
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Longmont, CO
Posts: 855
Because NJ is...well, NJ

Sorry I am no help whatsoever.

Jason

'98 XJ: UpCountry, bastard pack, 2" spacers, JK shocks, 31" BFG AT's
'81 Honda GL500
Colorado Jeep Club Member #399
jkh is offline  
post #3 of 79 Old 09-28-2009, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
xjjake99
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: clark
Posts: 32
haha i agree, we are way to liberal
xjjake99 is offline  
post #4 of 79 Old 09-28-2009, 03:39 PM
FanAholic
Registered User
 
FanAholic's Avatar
2007 MK Compass 
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Springtown
Posts: 531
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.

2007 Silver Compass. 16" Black MB Alpina wheels on 235/60r16's. Thule Roof Rack.
FanAholic is offline  
post #5 of 79 Old 09-28-2009, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
xjjake99
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: clark
Posts: 32
i asked my unlce who was chief of police, and he was like "i dont know" he barely new what they were.
xjjake99 is offline  
post #6 of 79 Old 09-28-2009, 03:55 PM
Luke94XJ
Registered User
1994 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Posts: 1,739
just do it anyway
Luke94XJ is offline  
post #7 of 79 Old 09-28-2009, 04:00 PM
Kettles
Registered User
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Louisville
Posts: 4,202
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.

_=====o000o
//__l_l_,\____\,____
l_--\_l__l_/--|lllll|
_.(o)_)__.(o)_)--o-)_)
"Dee", a Patriot Blue 2001 Cherokee Sport 4.0L High-Output Pictures Build Thread
The Rocket Sheep
"Live Free Or Die; Death Is Not The Worst of Evils." -General John Stark
Quote:
Originally Posted by speedbucket View Post
perfect depends on how far away you are when you look at it:D
Quote:
Originally Posted by Millermagic View Post
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.
Kettles is offline  
post #8 of 79 Old 09-28-2009, 04:01 PM
gerlacher88
Registered User
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lititz, PA
Posts: 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Luke94XJ View Post
just do it anyway
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
gerlacher88 is offline  
post #9 of 79 Old 09-28-2009, 04:02 PM
Element96x
Registered User
1995 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Wilkes-Barre
Posts: 443
Apparently I was told because if you run over a spike strip or your tires get shot out the tire wont fall off the rim,. thats what my neighbor cop said

95 Jeep Cherokee

4.56 Yukon Gears, Lockright Locker, Pacesetter Headers, Hi-flow cat, Flowmaster 40, 7.5 inch RE LA lift, 35' MTZ's, Tons of other mods.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/m...81/index5.html
Element96x is offline  
post #10 of 79 Old 09-28-2009, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
xjjake99
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: clark
Posts: 32
idk i will probably end up putting them on anyway
xjjake99 is offline  
post #11 of 79 Old 09-28-2009, 04:09 PM
LandRover
Registered User
 
LandRover's Avatar
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Your Head
Posts: 2,233
Quote:
Originally Posted by FanAholic View Post
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.
I think this is close to accurate. It's not that "beadlocks are illegal" it's just that a lot of them aren't DOT approved. Anything not DOT approved= bad.

Your average ticket-writing officer isn't going to be able to spot the difference, but if he goes looking for DOT approval you may run into issues.

RHD '98 XJ
RE 3.5", Bushwaker Flat Flares,
OR-Fab bumpers, PowerTrax locker,
Sliders, Goodyear Duratrac 33's
LandRover is offline  
post #12 of 79 Old 09-28-2009, 04:55 PM
D2b4ker1
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Riverton, NJ
Posts: 189
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.
D2b4ker1 is offline  
post #13 of 79 Old 09-28-2009, 06:20 PM
idaxj97
Registered User
1997 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Mountain Home ID
Posts: 76
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.
idaxj97 is offline  
post #14 of 79 Old 09-28-2009, 07:04 PM
Chris_XJ
Registered User
1992 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Thornton
Posts: 278
dunno

10char

1992 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 5 speed, 4x4, 149k miles, all skids, tire carrier, cargo cover, factory radio/speakers, 10k miles on following items; rebuilt motor, new tranny, rebuilt rear diff, complete exhaust system, complete brake system, radiator, 30" tires, suspension. No dents or scratches in the paint. ONE OWNER UNTIL NOW.

Last edited by Chris_XJ; 09-29-2009 at 06:56 PM. Reason: nvm been to long had some info missed up.
Chris_XJ is offline  
post #15 of 79 Old 09-28-2009, 07:23 PM
2005X
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Thornton, Colorado
Posts: 8,276
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
2005X is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
4989 Miles, 10 Days, 12 States, lots of Pics Walton99 XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 29 09-10-2012 06:13 PM
Best States To Purchase a Comanche From... Gnl.Weirdness MJ Comanche Technical Forum 6 10-27-2009 07:38 PM
What states have the best rear ends? Axles Topgun514 XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 19 06-04-2008 10:10 AM
six states sye and driveshaft ready to mud XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 1 12-04-2007 07:44 AM
quite illegal but... 96xjscottc XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 12 06-02-2006 04:19 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome