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Beadlocks or no?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by PhoenixZorn, Mar 26, 2005.

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Beadlocks, Stock, or Stock-Beadlock Conversion

  1. 15x8 beadlocks

    4 vote(s)
    26.7%
  2. stock rims

    6 vote(s)
    40.0%
  3. convert stock rims to beadlock

    5 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. PhoenixZorn

    PhoenixZorn 1/2 ton status

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    Should I stick with my stock rims or get beadlocks for my truck? My other option is getting my current rims converted to beadlocks...
     
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    It all depends.

    What size tire do you plan to run?

    Will it need to pass inspection and be street legal?

    What size rim and width?

    All very important aspects to consider before going to a beadlock.
     
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    Unless you are going to get into some pretty heavy wheeling with really low tire pressures beadlocks are not necessary.

    Harley
     
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    Agreed, I need more info to make an opinionated answer:grin:
     
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    FYI- I e-mailed DPS, Phx PD, and Maricopa Sherriff whether beadlocks were legal. The only response I got was from Phx PD and he said that they weren't illegal.
     
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    i know they are in texas.
     
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    Beadlocks as far as I know are legal in Wisconsin, but I haven't done my research. I currently have 31x10.5x15 rubber, but I asked about the beadlocks because it would be a less expensive upgrade to do now than the big ass tires... I eventually plan to put 33s or 35s on my truck, and eventually, when I have more time, I will be wheeling on it every other weekend, as I work the opposite weekends. It will also be my daily driver, so I'm trying to get the best mileage out of my tranny/motor/gearing/tire combination. I have a 3 speed manual, 3.73 gears front and back, a 290hp 350, and whatever size tires give me the best mileage for my daily 40 mile drive round trip to work. After doing some calculations, I figure I'll get the best mileage out of 34 inch tires, for their weight and circumference, hence why I said I'd be getting 33s or 35s... I'd prefer the 35s, but money is always going to be an issue for me... I just turned a $2500.00 Nice looking DD blazer into an $8000.00 road and trail rig... which still looks perfect, but with all the work I've put into it, my wife is starting to wonder why I didn't just spend $8000 on a 95 Explorer or something... She'll never understand, but I know she'll like it when it's all done.
     
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    i dont see them being nessicary even on 35s, i run 13.5in wide 36" iroks on 10inch rims and i can airdown to about 15 psi w/o worrying about looseing a bead.
     

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