Looks cool! (but I can't read it!). The hutchinson wheels are a double lock via a 2 piece wheel and a thing in the center that compressed both beads. Stazworks also makes custom double bead lock wheels with the same principle. IMO double bead wheels are FAR superior to single lock. Hutchinson makes wheels for military vehicles (the hummer had double bead locks with the same type of system). They also make wheels for offroad fire trucks and other bad ass vehicles. The double lock will allow you to drive (slow) with a gash in your sidewall, while a single lock would unseat the inner bead and stop you in your tracks.Some friends made some beadlocks that lock the tire on both sides.
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I know what a beadlock wheel is. And I know the second illustration is not a beadlock wheel. That was the whole reason for the post. The second Illustration is what I believe is the DIY beadlock shown in the link on my post. I am questioning why go to all this trouble when it does not serve the purpose of a beadlock wheel? If you look closely at the procedure and illustrations on the DIY link, the second illustration on my post shows the result of all that work. And it is not a beadlock wheel. Just wheel with a ring bolted on to it.And Rinkers: You're off on your pic. Those locks are assembled by putting the first bead on the rim normally but then leaving the second bead on the outside of the welded area and clamp it to the rim using the beadlock rings and a butt load of bolts. There is normally an anti-coning ring inserted as well to help with the bead clamping. Your second pic is incorrect.
X2. The bead of the tire now sits on the OUTSIDE of the rim against the new welded on ring and pinched in place with the outer bolted on ring. That is why they used silicone in the pic... Sealing it updarkproximity said:What I think you're failing to see is that the tire bead is broken from its normal position, moved to the OUTSIDE of the welded on ring, and another concave ring is then bolted to the welded on ring. I have the same setup, though currently i'm mounted normally, ie the bead is seated in the wheel where it would normally be stock.