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to beadlock or not to beadlock?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MUD JUNKIE, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. MUD JUNKIE

    MUD JUNKIE 1/2 ton status

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    since the tax return came today in the mail,I have money burning a hole in my pocket.

    I dont know weather I should get 39.5" boggers to fit my old rusted out 16.5" rims,or should I get the boggers to fit 15"s and buy beadlocks too.
    I can say Ive honestly never aired down before,alllthough I have peeled a couple of tires off the 16.5"s before.

    my question is do you really feel a difference when aired down? if so are 15" rims good enough? or should I go for the extra protection and bling of beadlocks?

    this is a trailered truck so the beadlocks dont have to be DOT legal.
    who makes good kinda cheap beadlocks? hows eaton?
     
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    I run 10 PSI now without beadlocks--it's like night and day difference from street pressure.

    I can't wait until I get my beadlocks. Then the stupid low pressures are coming.
     
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    Get them for the 15" wheels and do it right the first time. Airing down makes a world of difference.
     
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    Airing down makes a big difference on the trail........both in terms of traction and in ride comfort.

    Just going to plain 15" rims will make a big difference in letting you air down a reasonable amount without constantly worrying about losing a bead. The narrower the wheel, the better it will be. For the wide 39" Boggers don't go over a 10" wide wheel. A friend of mine runs 42x15 Swampers on a 15x8 rim and regularly airs down to 10 psi and has never lost a bead.

    Of course nothing beats a beadlock if you have the money to spend.
     
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    TWISTEDJACK 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I have 39.5 on 15x10 rims I run mine down to 8psi with no problems.
     
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  7. MUD JUNKIE

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    so 15x14 beadlocks would'nt be a good combo with 39.5"s?

    I thought you needed a wide rim for the 39.5" boggers? what would be a good combo? Im going to get the allied beadlocks.
     

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