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Beadlock NOT DOT approved? why?


 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:17 pm    Post subject: Beadlock NOT DOT approved? why? Reply with quote

Why are beadlock wheels not approved for street use? Also if someone where foolish enough to use a beadlock wheel for street use what are the disavantages? other than the chance of a ticket?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bolts can come loose. Air leaks. You can mount the tire uneven leading to wobbles.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've heard (second hand information) that the Staun internal bead locks are DOT approved. There're kind of like a little inner tube inside the tire that requires drilling and tapping an additional stem and valve to fill the tire on the outside of the rim. As well, I've heard rumors that Walker Evens is making a DOT approved bead lock due out soon. Again this is all specualation and second hand info. But on the brighter side with all of the fake bead locks available, who's to say that your real bead locks are real- you can always say that they are the fake bead-look.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new Centerline bead lock wheel with run flat capacity is definitely DOT approved. I believe that it's a three piece with an inner wheel section to hold the beads on for the run flat ability.
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