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street legal beadlocks?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BIGRIG, Oct 8, 2001.

  1. BIGRIG

    BIGRIG 1/2 ton status

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    Is there such a thing, and where can i find them?

    Thanx!

    Chris

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    I dont think that there is such things as actual bead locks and street legal. Although some states dont have laws against them so check with the DMV.

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  3. BIGRIG

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    Spoke too soon, I just found some in a mag. But I wonder if theyre real locks? xtreme steel wheels from 4 wheel parts.
    chris

    PS any other info would still help thanx!



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    Nope, those are NOT real beadlocks.
     
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    The ones from 4wheel parts are called "street locks" and fall into the catagory of fake cell phone attenas that sell at pep boys. [​IMG]

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    Re: s tstreet legal beadlocks?

    Well then they'll fit perfect with my chrome wipers, my 5 cell phone antennas, and my big sticker on the winshield that says"blazer"(just so you know what it is)[​IMG]!!!! oh yea and my new fog lights that I mounted to my axles!! Ah-hahaha

    We'll at least now I know! So do you know of any beadlock Co's. I found M/T 589's w/locks but da dang 250 a piece! I'm wanting to go 37 ssr's and locks. what's trail worthiness(I.e. trail fixs, hitting rocks) and should I go 15" or 16.5" both 8-lug.

    Sorry so many Q's and thanx again!

    Chris

    PS Steve.. Love the pics of the fender trimming!! looks exceptionaly smooth!!!

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    pretty sure all of them are legal
     
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    National Tire $ wheels has them. 15x8 to 15x14. 6 or 8 lug. They are Eaton Steel Beadlocks. Real Beadlocks. They are even cheaper then the Fake ones in the 4 wheel parts Ads.
    I Bought 5 15x10 for 124 a piece. Paid $695 Sent to my Door.
    I will post a couple pics of them in a couple of days. Even made a special aluminum ring to fit them.

    4 wheeling is like sex, when its good, its really, really good, when its bad its still pretty good.
     
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    Yeah, those 4WPW "street locks" are called similated bead locks. As Steve said, they're not real. However, I think they look KICKA$$ and would love to have a set. They are supposed to provide "extra" wheel lip protection, so if you look at them in that sense, they are pretty cool.

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    WELL, Steve, I would just like you to know, that just today i sold not one, but THREE imitation cell-phone antennas. THREE!!

    <font color=blue>"ummm, you do know that these are fake, right?"</font color=blue> (me)
    <font color=red>Oh yeah, I know!</font color=red>(dumb smile on his face)
    <font color=blue>uhhhh, ok..........</font color=blue>

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    What makes any beadlock illegal? I have read in the magazines that they are, but why?

    Tim
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    I've heard that MRT makes nice beadlocks
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.mrtrockcrawlers.com/>http://www.mrtrockcrawlers.com/</a>

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    here's a couple of beadlock threads that may clear up your question, 84.

    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&amp;Board=blazer4x4&amp;Number=216519&amp;page=&amp;view=&amp;sb=&amp;o=&amp;vc=1
    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&amp;Board=blazer4x4&amp;Number=129310&amp;page=&amp;view=&amp;sb=&amp;o=&amp;vc=1>http://coloradok5.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&amp;Board=blazer4x4&amp;Number=129310&amp;page=&amp;view=&amp;sb=&amp;o=&amp;vc=1</a>

    Basically, because a bolt or two could break and let all your air out, kinda like a blowout.

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    absolutely no solid information on any of those thread links.
    no chapter and verse code stating beadlocks are illegal.
    same as everytime this topic comes up
    "i heard..."
    what is really annoying is that several cops are on that thread and dont quote from the book for us.
     
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    "and requires DOT approval on wheels sold on new vehicles"
    that is an interesting line

    obviously i meant no personal disrespect. we seem to be on same side of the line on this issue. until someone comes up with clear definitive 'this is the section of the vehicle code that makes beadlocks illegal, the wording is as follows' i will continue to believe they are in fact 'legal'
    just MHO. i hate it when people claim stuff is illegal by pulling stories out their xxx. went through it searching for my powerlock for my front axle. apparently it is 'illegal' to run a traction aiding dif in your front axle. I've also been told crossover steering is illegal. tires over 33" are illegal. hiem joints are illegal
    your truck has all of the above and you are a "peace officer" , go figure?
     
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    Look up Tireloc.com This company makes a street legal beadlock system that I have been using for 5 years...and I run 16.5 wheels!
     
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    Too bad they cost as much as a new set of tires. [​IMG] I'd love to have a set of those, for maybe $200 tops. But for $750, plus wheels, they're a bit outlandish for my tastes. [​IMG]

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    I agree they are pricey but here are some advantages they have over "other" beadlocks: 1- they lock both inside and outside beads, 2-you don't have to buy new wheels,3- if you bend your wheel really bad,they keep working, regular beadlock rims leak terrible, 3- Street legal, 4-makes mounting tires easy for do-it-yourselvers,4 They can't wear out-I know guys that have bought two sets of regular beadlock wheels at $150 a piece. I was turned off at the price at first too.
     

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