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Unread 04-25-2013, 08:08 PM   #1
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Cheap beadlocks... is there such a thing???

I like the look and function of beadlocks but they are so much more expensive than basic steelies. Does anyone make cheap steel beadlocks that have that same look and function?

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street locks, or the fake bead locks... probably as cheap as you will get, unless you find a steal on some used ones.
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street locks, or the fake bead locks... probably as cheap as you will get, unless you find a steal on some used ones.
Thanks!!! Those are exactly what I'm looking for!!!
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Any idea on advantages of 10" vs 7" for a wj? Will that affect backspace requirements. I was originally thinking 8" but it doesn't look like they have them.
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Any idea on advantages of 10" vs 7" for a wj? Will that affect backspace requirements. I was originally thinking 8" but it doesn't look like they have them.
7" wide?
factory backspacing is around 6" IIRC alot of people run around 4" on aftermarket wheels
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7" wide?
factory backspacing is around 6" IIRC alot of people run around 4" on aftermarket wheels
That was an option for the street locks that I was looking at. I know most guys run 8" wide rims and am trying to understand what affect will running 10" wide rims have.
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really depends on what size tire you want to run. If you are gonna go with 33x12.5 then you will be fine with an 8" but you can run a 10" as well which is normally recommended but not necessary.

I believe that with an 8" rim the tire will bubble out a little more, and with a 10" rim will be slightly more narrow, but of course this will be just slight and really only have an affect on rubbing issues... which is why most run 4" BS in order to clear the bigger tires.

on a side note, these are sweet... but I cant spend $1000 on wheels I will take to the rocks when I dont really need them

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I can't paste anything in here but once you said streetlocks earlier I did a search and found some for $100 each. That's within my budget but I just realized that they are not real beadlocks. I'm guessing that the ring is mostly cosmetic although it still offers some support to the bead. I like the look though and I can't justify dropping a grand to go beat up either... Call us crazy
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I can't paste anything in here but once you said streetlocks earlier I did a search and found some for $100 each. That's within my budget but I just realized that they are not real beadlocks. I'm guessing that the ring is mostly cosmetic although it still offers some support to the bead. I like the look though and I can't justify dropping a grand to go beat up either... Call us crazy
The ring is just for looks. No function at all
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