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Old November 11th, 2004, 05:26 PM
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Beadlocks!

Finally some DOT approved street legal beadlocks for our Rovers. They are $$$$ but if you consider Walker Evans beadlocks might as well go with these.

http://www.colorado4x4.org/vbb/showthread.php?t=20038
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Old November 11th, 2004, 05:53 PM
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WHy are most beadlocks non DOT/illegal for street use? Could it have something to do with drag racing on the streets? I dont see why they would be unsafe?
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Old November 11th, 2004, 06:18 PM
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Oh no, they are 100% legal here in CO and I'm sure in some other states. I think the problem is how the ring pushes on the tire bead and the bolts backing out after time. Beadlocks are not bolt and forget about, you have to keep rechecking the bolts. Other problem is having hard time centering the tires on the wheels which causing a wobble. However, some company came with self-centering beadlocks but still you gotta deal with the bolts.

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Here is a good discussion going on CO4x4.

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Old November 11th, 2004, 10:04 PM
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There is also a company making DOT compliant steel bead locks
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Old November 12th, 2004, 03:00 AM
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This is a confusing issue because technically, and very technically, non of them are illegal. It is a catch 22, they can assume they are illegal, but most are actually not. And it has nothing to do with any type of street racing or any other rational law. The DOT wants their $$$ for the certification and they will give a certification to anyone with $$$. Motherfu%*ing Democrats.
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Old November 12th, 2004, 09:04 AM
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Yousef, I spoke with Walker Evans the other day and he said that they will be making there bead loks in 15x8.5 rims and will have them out in 4 months. They will also be $25 cheaper then the 17's. I wonder how they mount and if they balance well for street use also??? Tis??
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Old November 12th, 2004, 10:17 AM
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They self center and run smooth as silk. In fact they seem to be more balanced without actually having them balanced than my 37 MTRs on steel wheels that have been balanced. If the krawler compound wasn't soo soft I'd run that wheel/tire set on the street all the time.
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Old November 12th, 2004, 10:40 AM
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when they come out, I want to get them in the 15"ers and run the 35" MTR's. They should balance out good right?

I just love the way the Krawlers look on your truck but I guess you would go through them in about 5000 miles on the street.

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Old November 12th, 2004, 11:22 AM
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If you get the standard blue label krawlers they will last, I got lucky on a set of the red label competition compound and they are sooooffftttt and sticky(not DOT approved either).
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My Allied are not self-centering, so when I first installed them it sucked. I would wobble my way to the trails and back which caused all my front bushings to go bad along with my steering box. I recentered them and balanced the wheels, which seems to fix my problem. However, I still need to replace my steering box. So, if you get a self-centering beadlocks and always make sure that the bolts are tight you should fine.

How about trail ready beadlocks? Are they self-centering?

Randy even if it's $25 cheaper for the 15's that's still a lot of money in my opinion. I mean 300+ for a wheel plus a 300+ for the BFG, my god that's almost $700 per corner. I really though about having the same setup as Tis but I'm driving my 90 this year so red rebels are out of the question. Maybe blues?
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Old November 12th, 2004, 09:20 PM
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Actually Yousef, I am ordering steelies for now. If I get some $$ later on I will go for the WE wheels. I am also going with the MTR's. I cant afford the Krawlers right now. What do the blue label Krawlers go for in the 35" range? Who sells them ?


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Krawlers don't come that small
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Old November 13th, 2004, 10:37 AM
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Good one David .... LOL. But really, don't they come in 35"ers
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Yes, they come in 35s Randy, but if I were you I would check out Pit Bulls new tires. I've heard some good stuff about them. One competitor ran then at Paragon, and he placed 1st, before this his best ever was 3rd...They may be on par with the krawlers and a little more street friendly.

http://www.ok4wd.com/product.asp?id=599

Or look at some Iroks, but I would stay away from the MTRs for the east coast mud.
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Hey Pete, any idea on what milage anyone is getting out of the Pit Bulls? They look pretty good, but you will need a 10" rim for 14.5" tires.
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yeah, they are too wide. Cool though.
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Too wide? Thats like "too cool" or "too good looking" It's impossible!
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I'm with David on this one. It would look good stickin out of your fenders Randy...

Mike, I have no idea on milage, I'm assuming that its somewhere between the MTRs and some of the swampers. They are brand new to the market. Here is the thread on pirate http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...hlight=pitbull and the owner of pitbull seems like a straight shooter, so you can probably call him or emial him and get a good answer.
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Yeah I saw the Pirate thread, I thought you might have had some insider info.\

I don't think 14.5s are too wide, they just need wide rims. I'd like to run 14.5s but I would need to get new rims in addkition to tires and the MTRs still have some tread on them.
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I think I will have my 15x10's for sale soon, just fyi.
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