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17" Beadlocks

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Corey 78K5, Jan 23, 2003.

  1. Corey 78K5

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    17\" Beadlocks

    I got a price on a set of black steel 17" beadlocks from
    High Impact for $215 a pop. So does this sound like a fair price to you guys? I know that I can get other sizes, but I like the look of the 17" and I think they would go good with 37's. Also I don't want to do any grinding so 15's are out of the question for me.
     
  2. wheelin_willy

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    Re: 17\" Beadlocks

    for me the smaller the rim the better. the more tire you have the more it can conform to the terrain. aluminum doesnt like to do that /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    Re: 17\" Beadlocks

    I was under the impression that beadlocks were illegal for street use. Though IMO I think 17's are way too huge. 15's will do the job without having ricer wheels. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    Re: 17\" Beadlocks

    I ALMOST went that route. Id say go for it if there is absolutely no possibility that you want to go to a bigger tire in the future. Sure Goodyear might come out with that 40" but your gonna end up with a sore butt on that deal. They still have the same sidewall profile as a 35/15 so you get flex but a little better on road handling. Look into the hummer bead locks a little, if you haven't already. Hummer beadlocks are a 16.5 and allow for a lot more tire choices if you plan to go for the sky in the future.

    Other than that go for it if it fits your driving /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: 17\" Beadlocks

    I'd agree 17's are too big for off-roading, Like was already mentioned, the more rubber showing the better traction will be. Especially when aired down to 4-5 psi (the whole point of having beadlocks) You're right. They are NOT d.o.t. approved, therefore illegal for street use.
     
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    Re: 17\" Beadlocks

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    I'd agree 17's are too big for off-roading,

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    yeh thats why many of the pro's are running those BFG Krawlers on 17" rims on their comp rigs with no probs /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif


    the only problem i see with 17" is that right now there is a very small selection for 17" tires. give it a year
     
  7. Corey 78K5

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    Re: 17\" Beadlocks

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    aluminum doesnt like to do that

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    I guess you missed the part about them being steel. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    Re: 17\" Beadlocks

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    I was under the impression that beadlocks were illegal for street use. Though IMO I think 17's are way too huge. 15's will do the job without having ricer wheels.

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    I don't recall ever saying they were for the street!
    Why are they to huge I'm going with a 37" tire? I guess all those people with 15's and 33's look funny. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
    Ricer wheels? Oh what the ****. Black steel beadlocks are now ricer wheels! Give me a break. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    Re: 17\" Beadlocks

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    yeh thats why many of the pro's are running those BFG Krawlers on 17" rims on their comp rigs with no probs

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    Ding Ding! We have a winner! Well at least one person is seeing the futer. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Face it folks 17's are here to stay mark my words. Funny how factory trucks come out with 17's and or bigger.
     
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    Re: 17\" Beadlocks

    Although the aftermarket is not fully supporting off road tire choices in a 17" size yet, I would think a 37/17 would give you better sidewall stability than a similarly profiled 35/15 combo. The 17" tires are still too pricey for me at this moment, so I'll stick with my 16"'s. But I believe you are correct that this size will be more popular for off-roading use in the future. Good luck with what ever you do.
     
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    Re: 17\" Beadlocks

    The reason you see 17" or even larger in the comp's is to prevent the tire from folding over when aired down, with a 15" tire/rim aired down to let's say 2 PSI on a 38" tire you can get a good amount of the tire folding over (usally not good) while turning etc., with the same senerio running a 17" tire/rim combo the same height tire will be 2" shorter thus providing a more stable situation.
     
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    Re: 17\" Beadlocks

    I just bought a set of allied rims from high impact. 17" rim 8" wide. 8 on 6 1/2 bolt pattern. 4 5/8 backspacing. No Bead Locks. I mounted up my Goodyear MTR's 37 x 12.5 17 Load Range E Hummer tires. Took more weight than i wanted to get a good balance on them. But they look pissed-off. The wheels where very well constructed. I am really pleased with the combo. Dont have any pics though. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Re: 17\" Beadlocks

    Have you looked at Rockstomper yet Scott has some 17in wheels as well with bead locks. I think the price will be close though.

    Eric
     
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    Re: 17\" Beadlocks

    I was think of going to a 17in steel myself but the only one I found so far is from Rockstomper. What did Highimpact wheels cost?


    Eric
     
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    Re: 17\" Beadlocks

    Mine without bead-locks were $130 each. Worth it? I like the way they look, and they seem very well built. 35 pounds each. Would like to be able to post pics... but dont have a digital camera as of yet. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    Re: 17\" Beadlocks

    Thats not a bad price really. I was down at a local tire shop and told a set of 16x12's would cost me just about that much.
    I guess I'll have to call highimpact I went to the web site and I didn't find any non bead locks listed.


    Eric
     

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