I was blowing a couple beads a month so I welded beadlocks on my steel wheels.
afterward I could no longer drive the jeep on the street because the balance was so bad I'd get death wobble. I had champion, eaton, and rock crusher beadlocks as well and none of them balanced for crap.
I think that the aluminum wheels resist bending easier than the steelies, but I am running steel right now beacause I am so cheap.
If I were doing it, I'd put staun beadlocks in the aluminum wheels.
I am back to blowing a couple beads a month, and last month I tore a hole in one of the $300 krawlers... just like Leve said, it doesn't take long for them to make sence. I pounded the wheel straight, but it's still a junk wheel now.
I want to buy the stauns myself, but I want to go with a 17" wheel. that leaves me with the lovely prospect of buying wheels, tires, and beadlocks all at once....ow.......
my 4 year old krawlers might have to make it another season.
It's not what you have. It's what you do with what you have