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beadlocks and mud?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by four_by_ken, Oct 17, 2004.

  1. four_by_ken

    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    I have been thinking a lot of gettingbeadlocks lately, but I am a little cautiuous because I do a lot of DEEP mud also. And I could see them just filling right up and being a beootch.

    Experiences?
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    just get ones that can run a plug
    or make a plug

    or just dont worry about it


    Do you need bead locks?
     
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    NEED? Do I need have the stuff I have? /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    I am leaning more towards not getting them. Just I know some areas where blowing a bead would suck so bad! And without a spare... thats even worse.

    Plug for a beadlock? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    how about Rim screws" instead of bead locks
     
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    a plug for a bead lock covers up the open area in the rim so it is just flat, doesnt let anything get in the rim. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    any pics?
     
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    You could run a internal beadlock. I think Greg72 had/has them on his rig. They aren't cheap, but you don't even look like you have beadlocks. Therefore the cleanup would be like a normal wheel.
     
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    Whats the latest on usa6x6 double bead locks?
    He get his act together yet?
     
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    Check out stazworks He does very nice work.
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    Ditto on what cegusman posted, John is your go to guy for steel double beadlocks. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    These are a little mnore than I wanted to spend right now... but I do like the lack of a mud holding ring. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I have heard nothing but good on the internet about John's beadlocks, but at the UROC event I was at, I sure heard an awful lot of trash talk.
     
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    In my experience the plugged beadlocks still allow crap to get it. Its just harder to get it out. I guess if I was really concerned about cleaning it out, I'd go with just a straight ring and it rinses out fairly easy. you end up with a puddle in there but if you drive from the car wash home it gone.
     
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    Us ATV folk that run beadlocks just put a piece of foam in the hole. Still allows water to get in but everything else stays out.
     

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