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bead locks

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by lifethroughdeath, Mar 15, 2003.

  1. lifethroughdeath

    lifethroughdeath 1/2 ton status

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    may be a stupid question but why are beadlocks not street legal? maybe im missing something but i dont see any drawbacks other than ive heard theyre hard to balance /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  2. VirginiaBulldog

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    I believe it has something to do with the fact that they may blow out or something if they are not tightened down on a regular basis. I never have figured out this one either.
     
  3. Geno

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    Maybe it has something to do with the bolts on the ring, If they snap off going down the highway one could hit another vehicle or worse, I dunno. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
  4. big83chevy4x4

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    aren't the hummer bead lock dot aproved?
     
  5. rebelk5frk

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    Nope... They're military so they don't have to be.
     
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    Yes they are...... States it right on the rim, mustly covered by 7 layers of Carc paint, but it's under there stamped in! I can get pics if you want! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I read somewhere that the only reason they are not street legal is because they don't submit them for DOT inspection hence not DOT approved or for street use. There was some discussion on this a while back. Maybe that is where I heard that.
     
  8. lifethroughdeath

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    so if you got pulled over, could they give you a ticket for having them, anyone had this happen to them? /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I read somewhere that the only reason they are not street legal is because they don't submit them for DOT inspection hence not DOT approved or for street use. There was some discussion on this a while back. Maybe that is where I heard that.

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    DOT does not test wheels they give a set of standards and the manufacter says they meet them by putting the stamp on the wheel.
     

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