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Old 02-05-2014, 08:58 PM   #1
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Any reason not to run beadlocks on a daily driver?

As I'm exploring the new wrangler world, I'm finding endless possible wheel and tire combos. That's great! But there are so many options it's hard to get down to one haha.

I want to do something a little less common though. I love the bead lock look that I've seen on only a few jeeps. I'd like to powdercoat the rings anvil to match my jeep. So style is style and it's all opinions but I'd like to know about the safety factor.

My friend has 20's on her jeep and honestly like the look more than 17's.

So the setup I was thinking is 20x10" spyder beadlocks with 35x12.50r20. I might consider the 18's though. Not sure what tire size I'd run...but haven't researched yet

My question is, is it safe to run beadlocks on a daily? Is there any reason(s) not to run them on a daily? Is there "more work" to maintain correct balance and trueness (like retightening all the time) to keep them safe? Are there bead lock look a likes that might be better for daily? My jeep will probably spend 95% of its life on on road.

Thanks!

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Old 02-06-2014, 05:27 AM   #2
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From what I have read, some states do not allow them. I have also heard they are much more involved to maintain. You can always get fake bead locks

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Old 02-06-2014, 07:18 AM   #3
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Thanks. I do like the look a lot and would be okay with getting "fake" bead locks since I'm not going to be offroading much at all. I love the look of them though and haven't run across any "fake" wheels that give the same look.

Any recommendations for "fake" beadlocks that give nearly the same appearance?
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:19 PM   #4
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http://www.sidebysidesports.com/15in...tm_content=pla

Tons more. Just google "fake beadlocks"
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:22 AM   #5
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True beadlocks require diligence to maintain (bolt tightening). You have to deflate the tires to 0 pressure to do that properly.

They're also very heavy (especially the Spyder Lock wheel you've shown), and decrease braking and acceleration performance.


If you're not going to use them off road, I really couldn't recommend them for street looks. Just my .02.
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:09 PM   #6
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As other's have said, the biggest challenge with true headlocks is proper maintenance. There are plenty of wheels that have the beadlock look without all of the bolts. I bring this up because beadlocks are usually a tool used for airing down tall tires without breaking the bead seal. You are talking about using 20" wheels with 35" tires. The sidewalls are only 7.5" tall at best. Short sidewalls don't provide a lot of flex exposing the rim more to damage.

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