I know this would be more appropriate in the wheel and tire section, but people rarely visit that section and I'm looking to buy very soon. I did search too but couldn't really find what I was looking for.
As you can see my work of art (or should I say work of shart) is sitting on stands waiting for some new love. (Ignore anything you might see suspension wise).
Since I am giving my Jeep good love (at least my interpretation), I'd like to try and stick to the buy once sting once theory. I have two wheels that I like (both made in the USA) but am a bit torn for functionality. I'd like to get a set of Allied Beadlock Black Rock 8's as can be seen here(true beadlock):
I am also looking at the less functional, yet still pleasing to the eye Black Rock 905's as seen here (simulated beadlock):
The price difference between the two doesn't matter. I am curious if it would be smart to run a true beadlock vs. a simulated beadlock with the trail time it will see. I am wrapping them with 33x12.50R15 Goodyear MT/R with Kevlar. Trail time will not be hardcore or as often as I'd like. I will use this as a daily spring to fall driver, although not required...but hey, let's face it, I will.
Do the TRUE beadlocks require to much maintenance for what I would call a DD? I will probably make a lot of trips to the trails (rocks) but as much as I hate to say it, the majority of the time will be on asphalt.
I am open to your thoughts.