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Tireloc Beadlock System

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by white_knight, Oct 11, 2001.

  1. white_knight

    white_knight 1/2 ton status

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    Has anyone used this beadlock system?

    If so, what are your thoughts on it

    Installation?
    Happy with it?

    Etc


    Thanks

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    I have a friend who runs them, the owner of the Off Road Barn. He says there is nothing better! They are bada$$!

    He runs the Tirelock at 26 psi and the tire at 5 psi. Says that the 16.5 tire WILL NOT break a bead!

    I have a set on order through him.

    His email is offroadbarn@yahoo.com

    <a target="_blank" href=http://offroadbarn.freeservers.com/>http://offroadbarn.freeservers.com/</a> This is his new website. He hasn't completely finished building it yet.

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    Boss 1/2 ton status Author

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    How much is your friend selling them for? I was looking into them and I'm thinking of maybe getting a set for 16.5x9.75" wheels. I know Titanic uses them and so does Stephen from ORD and maybe Shawn.
    Boss

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    I don't know the new price. I know the ealier version was like $800, but the company that manufactures them has re-engineered them. I think they are around $900 now.

    The best thing about them are that they can be moved to a different set of wheels. If you break a wheel, you just set up another wheel with it, unlike normal beadlocks. So it's basically a one time purchase. The innertube is a HD tractor tube. Which you can get basically anywhere.

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    Damn! Is that for a set of 5 or 4? I would need one in my spare too.
    Boss

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    Thanks for the info

    This is one mod I plan on doing :)

    One of the only ways to beadlock 16.5x14 unless I go hummer wheels which I won't

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    tlarsw,

    Can you tell us more about this? I have never seen what White Knight is describing, but it sounds interesting. The website shown above doesn't have any details or photos of the beadlock system. Are these a "street legal" solution, or can they be easily converted back and forth from street to offroad?

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    Stephen's Jimmy has custom made bead-locked 16.5 inch wheels. I don't recall that he has the Tireloc system on his rig. I read somewhere that the company that made his prototype set is now selling 16.5 inch bead lock wheels for around $250 each. [​IMG]

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    That's an awesome price

    Here's the tirloc link ( I also put it on my site, 4x4 tip sheet- thought it was good info)

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.tireloc.com>http://www.tireloc.com</a>

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    WOW! That TireLoc system looks awesome.....self-contained, internally mounted beadlocks that will work on 16.5" wheels.

    Sounds like a dream come true for me! Anyone on this list have "personal" experience using these, or wheeling with anyone who does?

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    These are the only DOT approved system.

    When you figure around $900-950 to the door, it's really not that bad of a price.

    If you already have wheels that you like. You don't need to change them. $250 a piece for 16.5 beadlocks seems pretty darn spendy and if you bend one or crack one, you have to buy a complete new one or if you tear a tire you're screwed.

    These actually act like a run flat system. You could tear a chunk out of you tire (0 psi) and still drive out of the trail.

    The additional benifit: It locks both inner and out beads.

    Try pricing doing this to a 16.5 wheel! (Inner and Outer)


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    I e-mailed jds and this is what he said
    Your 16.5x14 wheels require a very wide liner which we have been working on improving. Because of that, I am not currently selling the kits for rims widder than 12". If you can use 12" wide rims, I can sell you the kit for $879.99 + frieght."

    So how am I suppose to beadlock 16.5x14

    I might try getting it directly from sweden



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