Originally Posted by oalali
I have a mixed feeling about the staun.
1- they are almost as expensive as some real beadlocks.
2- Good luck finding a tire shop that can install it properly.
But they are relatively inexpensive to ship half way around the world. Personally, if I'm to ever use it, I would go with 17" stock jk tires. Why? Because there are tons of then on dubizzle to buy in case I screwed up during the installation !
+ 17" will not give you any issues with the brakes.
The stauns got improved by coyote enterprises ... called Staun II now.
Stronger inner tube case webbing ... higher pressure (40-50psi) for the inner tube. Issues with spinning tires and ripping the inner valve stem off should be a thing of the past now.
They will be about 3" thick inside the tire and will act as a final run flat and will lock both sides of the bead. Balancing with stick on weights on the wheel should be finally useful ... considering the tire does not spin on the wheel anymore when deflated.
Yes 17" JK bolt pattern wheels are the most logical upgrade ... but aftermarket wheels are lighter, have more backspacing and width options (need wheeladapters, remember?) to have the outer bead/tire side sit close to flush under my 7" flares aaaaaand
have better mounting options for the second valve stem
... and are relatively cheap as well. Stock Sahara wheels are beefy, heavy and how wide?
Only thing remains : how much sidewall do inflated 33x12.5x17s have? are 3" inner beadlocks eventually too thick on 17" wheels? 16" wheels? tire size avail?
All four stauns will have a shipping weight of approx 30lbs ... equiv one wheel .
And will cost together approx like 2 single side bead lock wheels.
And then there are the Birddogs in all the sizes needed. No beadlocks but much less prone to pop outs than standard aftermarket wheels and cost approx as much as just stauns ... plus shipping.
Next Saturday I will do a trip to Sharjah eventually to check what tire sizes in 33" are common/available ... 16" wheels are quite common here on jap trucks like Patrols and FJ cruisers. So there should be some 305/70/16 around ... or 305/65/17?