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post #16 of 23 Old 03-23-2013, 10:30 AM
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It will be a problem running anything below 10...ask me how I know
depends on the tire you run. stiffer sidewalls of a bias tire, like a swapmer, 7psi is fine on a wrangler. average cheap 2ply radial, ya 10 is about as low as you wanna go. a newer 3 ply radial might be able to squeeze 8 psi and be safe.


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We run all manner of beadlocks perfectly balanced and true on the street with no need for trailers whatsoever.

Lots of steel rims out there aren't round and no amount of balancing or weight will fix that.
You have a valid point. But they are much harder to balance and not all places will do it. Just more bringing up the point they are harder to balance. Most of my problem is my tires are not worn well.

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depends on the tire you run. stiffer sidewalls of a bias tire, like a swapmer, 7psi is fine on a wrangler. average cheap 2ply radial, ya 10 is about as low as you wanna go. a newer 3 ply radial might be able to squeeze 8 psi and be safe.
Yep depends on what your running, my MTR Ks on a 8" rim at about 8 PSI will give up a bead now and then.... which is too often for my liking. There is a very noticeable traction gain at anything below 10 psi

I think the OP should get beadlocks and forget about lockers for now and see how things go.
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Yep depends on what your running, my MTR Ks on a 8" rim at about 8 PSI will give up a bead now and then.... which is too often for my liking. There is a very noticeable traction gain at anything below 10 psi

I think the OP should get beadlocks and forget about lockers for now and see how things go.
you mean simulated beadlocks? If you meant locker as in the axle, I have one....you weren't quite clear in my eyes
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What police officer would pull you over and ticket you for having bead lock rims??? It would be the last thing on my mind even if it was technically illegal.
No cop would know the difference.They won't pass state inspections in states like mine that have them.You would need to swap them out for yearly state inspections to pass.Va is a B!tch!

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You have a valid point. But they are much harder to balance and not all places will do it. Just more bringing up the point they are harder to balance. Most of my problem is my tires are not worn well.
We balance the aluminum versions quite frequently as in not the same set, but multiple sets. They are no harder or easier than a normal rim. In fact most of them balance easier because you can have them do a dynamic balance and put sticky weights right inside the lock ring.

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I love my Allied beadlocks. I run them up to 75 on chunked up 35s. I put a pint glass of Airsoft pellets in each one.

It passed MO state inspection with no problems at all. After a year in the rocks the steel ring was beat up pretty good, and I didnt like the rust. So I swapped them out for the aluminum rings and am even happier. It is nice to run 6 psi without worries.



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post #23 of 23 Old 03-23-2013, 08:35 PM
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They're not legal on the street in Va.Check your state laws before you spend the money.
Do you have a link to that law? I've got beadlocks in VA and they have passed inspection and haven't been an issue at all.


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