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Are beadlocks legal in Texas?

Discussion in 'Plains Region' started by CammoK5, Apr 20, 2003.

  1. CammoK5

    CammoK5 Registered Member

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    Looking at a set of bead lock wheels, are they street legal here?
     
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    Nonesuch 1/2 ton status

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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    I think a better question is: Does a cop know what a beadlock is?? /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    Not unless you tell them what they are.
     
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    can somone explain why they would be illegal, my friend and I were talking about this a couple months ago....
     
  7. Larry_in_Tx

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    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.

    DPS thingy

    I looked around for anything else on beadlocks but didn’t come up with anything.
     
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    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...
     
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    50 % off a redneck RAm kit to anyone that can show me where the Law says that beadlocks are not leagal.
     
  10. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    How about this???

    web page /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif Standard. NO.109
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  16. CammoK5

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    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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