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Unread 07-06-2002, 01:15 PM   #1
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Beadlock wheels

What are your opinion about beadlock wheels? I drive my jeep 4 or 5 days a week. I'll be running 35' or 36's. When I go rock crawling I deflate my tires to 10psi, and i've had two tires come off its rim (33x12.50x15 on 15X8). If i get beadlocks, i will run my tires around 6psi. I know most beadlocks are not street legal but some are. How do they handle on the street? Do they add any harm to the tires when driving on the street?

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Unread 07-06-2002, 01:36 PM   #2
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the only beadlock wheels that are street legal, are fake ones

this has always stopped me from running them on the street but I know other people do,
I doubt they would affect normal driving
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Unread 07-06-2002, 01:45 PM   #3
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Thats what I thought at first, but thats not correct. One way you can go is to get DOT street approved wheels (ex. Mickey Thompson Classic II) and have a place add beadlocks to it (one side said they will add beadlocks to any of their 15in wheels for $79. Thats not bad. Will that still be DOT approved and street legal?
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that would be an interesting loop hole if it's still ok. but every aftermarket part you add, in order to be legal, must also be dot approved. if the add-ons are dot approved, please send me a link, that would be awsome
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Unread 07-08-2002, 09:09 AM   #5
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Balancing 35in + tires are already difficult. Their has to be someone in this city that can balance 35's or 36's with beadlocks so Im not too worried about that. About checking the torque on the bolts weekly, that will be a pain but its manageable. Luckly I have the time to work on my jeep a few days a week. Any other thoughts of advise?
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Unread 07-08-2002, 10:34 AM   #6
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that's a good point, I could always lie about them

any idea why they're not DOT approved?
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