Join Date: Mar 2000
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Re: Beadlock ?\'s !!!!!
My Samarui buddy Jake hallenbeck, runs Barts. He says he wont use them again but they dont bust bolts off. They tend to develope leake now and then due to bending the rings though. A couple of freinds I wheel with run Stockton Wheels, and they arent thrilled with them but they also dont seem to be busting bolts. Of course anyone running champion, are pleased with the wheels, but I think they cut up pretty easily. I cant say anything bad about the MRTs they are extremely tough and not that expensive, they are running about $140 for 15x10 if you stay with the 3 1/2" backspacing, special backspacing adds $10 per wheel. They are not the quickest company though, and they tend stay perpetualy backordered. The nice thing about the MRT is that the ring is so thick that after about the 3rd tightening, the ring is actually snug against the wheel, and will no longer need as frequent checking and tightening,(I would say they really need no retightening after that, but its wise to check them anyway).
There is another company making some really nice beadlocks now also, and cant remember their name, but they have their name lazer cut into the ring, which is the wide variety. They look pretty sharp, and have a good rep so far, but I dont know what they cost.
Wow, you can get a nice tan on your arms, from welding with no shirt on.