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Bead locks vs Street locks?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 4GUNZ4X4Z, Jan 28, 2001.

  1. 4GUNZ4X4Z

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    I havent done to much investigation on this but I'm curious what is the difference? Is 4WPW just blow'n smoke up our a$$ and trying to sell us a wheel with a look-a-like non functional lock around them or are they actually worth the $100 bucks a piece and work like a real bead locker would? I would rather go with or without a true bead lock, then get a half a$$ piece of $hit thats really for promotional reasons. Does anybody know the skimpy on these "Street Locks"?

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  2. Phaeton

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    They are fake. Just give the appearance of a bead lock.
     
  3. 4GUNZ4X4Z

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    So your telling me that its like buying those fake a$$ disc brake look-a-likes that I see on all these rice rides.

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    There's got to be something about them check out the price of the exact wheel without the locks just above to the right.Thats a $65 difference on the 15x10's.
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  5. 6.2Blazer

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    The "Street Locks" are not real bead locks. They simply have a ring welded on to make it look like a bead lock, hence the "bead lock STYLING" quote listed on the add.
     

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