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Discussion in 'Plains Region' started by CammoK5, Apr 20, 2003.
Looking at a set of bead lock wheels, are they street legal here?
In a word, No! But the hummer wheels are leagal if they have not been modified. Many people have and do run beadlocked wheels on the street.
Technically they are DOT approved, but they are also stamped Military use only!!!! So technically, they are illegal either way!!! /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
I think a better question is: Does a cop know what a beadlock is?? /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
Not unless you tell them what they are.
can somone explain why they would be illegal, my friend and I were talking about this a couple months ago....
I used this thingy I found on the DPS site when I was trying to get my truck back on the road. It’s for inspections but for giggles I checked to see what they would look for as far as the rims. The only problem I see they might have is the mods to the rim to get them on or maybe not being able to see the bead to “visually inspect” it.
I looked around for anything else on beadlocks but didn’t come up with anything.
I think it's the tendency for the bolts to get loose. I know people with beadlocks have to always make sure they're torqued down...
50 % off a redneck RAm kit to anyone that can show me where the Law says that beadlocks are not leagal.
How about this???
web page /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif Standard. NO.109
i'm with matt on this one...i know we've all heard that beadlocks are illegal, but how are they that different from the old 3 piece rims that came on trucks in the 70's? i can't find anything in the books that would make them illegal...but i'll take that 50% matt for agreeing with you /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
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but how are they that different from the old 3 piece rims that came on trucks in the 70's? i can't find anything in the books that would make them illegal
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By reading that it seems to me that Beadlocks would pass that with flying colors. even better than a standard rim would.
Has anyone been stopped or ticketed for running them on the streets?
If you look at the paragraph 20.31 it makes mention of re-welding, if the officer was really sharp he might get you on that if you were running the Hummer beadlocks, but that might be stretching it, but otherwise I don't see what would make them illegal.
**UPDATE** Just called a good friend that is a DPS Trooper that works in the Abilene - San Angelo areas and his specialty is in trucking.
He said as far as he knew, the beadlocks would be legal on SUV's, P/U, etc. but not legal on DOT regulated vehicles, large turcks, trailers, etc.
I also have an ex-weights and mearsures DOT officer here in San angelo, and he also said that as far as he knows it would only be a problem on DOT regulated trucks.
Well I figured I'd go ahead and get them either way since I was going to get a deal on them. Went back and they were gone /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif Oh well. I guess since I dont exactly have another Blazer yet it's not such a big deal /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
Thanks for the replies.
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