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Old 06-17-2010, 02:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking into replacing my DIY beadlocks and would like eveyone's input. I have bashed the inner bead on my steel wheels several times and need to resolve this issue. I plan on racing some local events and will also be upgrading to 39" BFG Krawlers. I am looking into the KMC's and would like to know if anyone has good or bad experience's with them. I would also like to hear what you guys are running and what you think of them. I currently running 42"TSL's Thanks for the help.
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inner air lock
had zero trouble at TTC 2010 last week
5'lb in the 46" x 19.5 x 20 tires
30lbs in the tube
1/2 the $$ as stauns
made in usa


http://www.innerairlock.com/prices/
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trailready , great quality , great price , great customer service !! What else you need ??
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trailready , great quality , great price , great customer service !! What else you need ??
I'd second this...great people and the best product I've experienced along with actually being produced in the States.
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inner air lock
had zero trouble at TTC 2010 last week
5'lb in the 46" x 19.5 x 20 tires
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1/2 the $$ as stauns
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ditto.. mine work great ...and great prices
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I ran the KMC's on my comp/race buggy. At the first WEROCK I flat spotted the inner bead on two of the wheels in a rollover. About 15 comps/races/days wheeling later I busted one of them. In all fairness I was clipped by the rear tire of another truck that was hauling ass pulling out onto the course and was fully expecting to have front end damage after the hit. Everything looked fine but 100 yards down the course the wheel split in half.

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inner air lock
had zero trouble at ttc 2010 last week
5'lb in the 46" x 19.5 x 20 tires
30lbs in the tube
1/2 the $$ as stauns
made in usa


http://www.innerairlock.com/prices/
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We've done stupid stuff to TrailReady HDs and they put up with it and if we're racing and manage to kill them Larry works with us to the point I feel bad about it. In recreational wheeling I don't know you could hurt them. Recreational means different things to different people though...
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I have had good luck with the Allied (raceline) beadlocks, beat them for a couple years on the trail, then a year of werock/trail and no failures.

this was all before they started helping me out BTW, the last event I backed off a 8' vertical and landed hard!! I split the side wall open on the bfg when it pinched between the rim and a rock

I was sure it bent the rim it hit so hard but there was no damage, besides the tire failure
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I am looking into replacing my DIY beadlocks and would like eveyone's input. I have bashed the inner bead on my steel wheels several times and need to resolve this issue. I plan on racing some local events and will also be upgrading to 39" BFG Krawlers. I am looking into the KMC's and would like to know if anyone has good or bad experience's with them. I would also like to hear what you guys are running and what you think of them. I currently running 42"TSL's Thanks for the help.
Raceline Monster Beadlocks! Light weight and super strong!

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Seems like some of these are sponser plugs...



I plan on buying some trailready HD's this summer. THey are super beef, and MADE IN THE USA.

Actually trailready is about 30 minutes from my house.


Trailready is the ONLY heavy duty, cast Off-road beadlock made in the USA.





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I plan on buying some trailready HD's this summer. THey are super beef, and MADE IN THE USA.

Actually trailready is about 30 minutes from my house.


Trailready is the ONLY heavy duty, cast Off-road beadlock made in the USA.




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Look at Walker Evans ,Raceline Monster Beadlocks, and Trail Ready Hd, Raceline Monster Beadlocks are $$ , trail ready and walkers are the same in price , I have Trail Ready HD with the slim ring. But pick the ones You like best- Ron
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I plan on buying some trailready HD's this summer. THey are super beef, and MADE IN THE USA.

Actually trailready is about 30 minutes from my house.


Trailready is the ONLY heavy duty, cast Off-road beadlock made in the USA.




I paid for all my wheels as well, nothing is free out there!
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Raceline..... Once you have looked at them in person you will understand. Hands down the best. Oh yea, we were offered sponsorship by a few different wheel companies and jumped at the chance to work with Raceline.
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Raceline..... Once you have looked at them in person you will understand. Hands down the best. Oh yea, we were offered sponsorship by a few different wheel companies and jumped at the chance to work with Raceline.
I'll second Racelines. Damned fine wheel.
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Nobody a fan of OMF beadlocks? i don't see them mentioned much.
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I like my walker evans with OMF rings.

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Nobody a fan of OMF beadlocks? i don't see them mentioned much.
I run them on my "recreational wheeler"...seem top notch fwiw. I'm just a HUGE TR fan personally. I bought the OMF's used for a great deal, but would honestly only pay for TR's after buying three sets with zero issues. .02
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Awesome info, thank you all. I think Trail Ready is the winner!
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I run the Staun Beadlocks on 10 in steelies. They are brutally tough, Install once, balance them, and forget about them. I run 75+mph and no issues with them. Replacement tubes are $15 Steve at Square Wheel Sports is one of the top dealers of Staun.
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I've ran Stazworks, Allieds, Stauns, and Trailready HD's on my rig and I'd say Trailready's hands down are the best for my application...........

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