I want to upgrade to beadlocks (tired of blowing beads) and plan on getting a DIY weld-on style kit. My current wheels are steel 16x10's and tires are 13/38-16 TSL's.....they can call them 13" wide if they want but they are definitely on the narrow side. I would like to stay with 16" rims because I don't have to grind calipers (Dana 60 front), and I don't want to buy new tires at the moment. I do plan on getting new tires in the future and hopefully a little wider ones (even the 39.5x13 Iroks show 2" wider C.S. width then these, and who knows what will be available in the future). Total $$ amount is a concern! Anyway, the typical weld-on beadlock (inside the lip style) will add 1-1.5" to the rim width, making the already too wide rim even wider. This is my concern with putting them on the current 16x10's. I do understand that the beadlock should resolve some of the issues, such as beating up the outside lip of the rim on rocks, getting mud/dirt/rocks wedged in the bead, and of course the debeading issue. Total investment for parts would be relatively cheap (beadlock kit). The other option is buying new 16x8 rims (cheapest steelies I can find), and then the weld-on beadlocks. IMO, this would make for the ideal rim width of about 9-9.5" for just about any width tire in the future. The issue is that buying a new set of rims will at least double the total investment $$. A couple hundred $$ is something I'm willing to spend IF NECESSARY, but would prefer not to.....if you know what I mean. So what is everybody's opinion on this?