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dieselcarpenter
10-28-2007, 03:54 PM
I have never run or messed with bead locks,but I do know how they work. My question is, the ones I see on TV only seem to lock the outer bead. I saw a set one time that had an inner bushing to lock the inner bead but only once. What good is only locking the outer bead? Unless I am stupid and never noticed them locking both??????????:confused:

Honkylips
10-29-2007, 01:21 AM
I have never run or messed with bead locks,but I do know how they work. My question is, the ones I see on TV only seem to lock the outer bead. I saw a set one time that had an inner bushing to lock the inner bead but only once. What good is only locking the outer bead? Unless I am stupid and never noticed them locking both??????????:confused:

While inner beads will unseat at times, it's pretty unusual. It's usually the outer bead that unseats.

BRUISER
10-29-2007, 07:18 AM
While inner beads will unseat at times, it's pretty unusual. It's usually the outer bead that unseats.

exactly..

Plus you can get "hummer" beadlock which do lock both outer and inner beads.. the rims are a 2 piece design with a magnesium or plastic inner piece that holds the beads together.

there are also a few companies that do make outer and inner bolt on beadlocks.. but you have to get a bigger rim like a 17" to clear brake calipers.

LanceD
11-03-2007, 05:02 AM
I have double beadlocks from www.stazworks.com. I love them. although I do wish I would have got 17s

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/6/web/414000-414999/414017_389_full.jpg

getting the ring into the tire is fun
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/6/web/414000-414999/414017_381_full.jpg

JKM
11-03-2007, 02:17 PM
Lance , what are a set of rims like that worth?

LanceD
11-03-2007, 06:43 PM
they have a price list on their site somewhere, but you can get them in pretty much any size you want. and if you want a custom pattern, say a big Cummins C in the rim all the way around, he can make it.

JKM
11-09-2007, 04:59 PM
sounds pricey... I don't need beaklocks, those rims just look awesome.

JKM
11-09-2007, 05:03 PM
I just looked , they are over 300 bucks a pop for the size i want, i can get non bead lock alloys in that size for a little over 160 a piece...

dieselcarpenter
12-04-2007, 03:46 AM
Are there any double locks that are DOT approved ??

Honkylips
12-04-2007, 09:25 AM
Are there any double locks that are DOT approved ??

http://www.high-impact.net/wheels/dot_approved_beadlocks.htm

LanceD
01-02-2008, 12:43 PM
Are there any double locks that are DOT approved ??

the wheels from the H1 hummers are.
also the ones I got have DOT numbers on them.

crucescrawler
01-02-2008, 03:17 PM
Staun makes an internal beadlock system. I have weld on beadlocks on my jeep, but my dads jeep has the staun setup. pretty pricey, but if you trash a wheel, you can pull them out and reuse them on another wheel. They are also DOT approved. Oh, and they on 16.5 wheels, and we both run about 5-6 lbs in the rocks... Something interesting to look into for sure...

LanceD
01-03-2008, 04:24 AM
yeah I forgot about those

tristan21
02-03-2008, 07:54 PM
Dont forget that they are REAL heavy. At least I think I remember reading that in four wheeler.