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Trail Ready Beadlocks

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by crwln73, Sep 14, 2002.

  1. crwln73

    crwln73 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone running 16.5x9.75 beadlocks? Do you have any problems with them.Im running 38.5 TSLs.Soon to be 42s.
     
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    I have a set. No leaks, or loose bolts. I'm happy with mine, and the aluminum ring has taken abuse really well. Only drawback I can see is that it may take a few months to get them. Steve has a set, maybe he can give you more info.

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    I'm sure this has been asked before but this seems like a good time.

    I know bead locks are not street legal, but does anyone have any experience with them on the street. What if you make sure to torque the bolts every day?

    I remember some "ultimate adventure" pictures with them going down the highway on bead locks.
     
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    <font color="green"> Beadlocks are street legal as far as I know. If anyone disagrees with that statement, please reference a section in the vehicle code for any state that bans them /forums/images/icons/grin.gif . You have to check the bolts pretty regularly to make sure they don't loosen up. Everyday at first, but after that you should get a feel as to how often you should be checking them. If you get Stocktons, you'll need to retorque them about every 10 minutes. /forums/images/icons/smirk.gif </font color>
     
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    I don't know where the whole illegal Beadlock Theory came from, but I do know that Hummer beadlocks are street legal cause they're DOT approved!!!! Ask me how I know! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    U want me to ask Trail Ready? They're right down the street from me. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif Been thinking about a set myself. After a trip to Moab. /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
    Amazing how a trip like that can be so informitave. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    I doubt you will find anything written in the law specifically saying beadlocks are legal, though technically they probably are since modifying a wheel will void the DOT certification. On that point, I have never heard of anybody around here ever getting stopped for having beadlocks (though there are not very many).
     
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    I've run them as low as 5-6 psi in snow, usually around 8-9 in rocks, no problems. I've run them pretty much flat to get to an air hose and they stayed on, had to be 2-3 psi or less, but I didn't turn much and it was just in the shop yard so I didn't mind trying. The rings will take a beating and I've dinged my locking hub a couple times, but nothing major there. Track width on mine is about 86" outside to outside, which is pretty compact for a full size.
     

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