if anyone can find it i do belive that [email protected] has a $50 reward for such code in ANY state in the US.
There is no specific section in the CVC.Vortec_Cruiser said:Can anyone cite the specific section in the California Vehicle Code that prohibits the use of beadlock wheels on public roads? If anyone has received a citation for this (supposed) violation, do you recall the section number? I'm looking for facts, not conjecture.
so any weld on beadlock (steel or Al) is completely legal because the original wheel is already DOT stamped, right? Is there law that would prevent you from modifying a DOT standard wheel, and if so do they define how far you can take it, like what about drilling for another valve stem?[email protected] said:I did a lot of research on it before I posted the "bounty" on it... and it's stood, unclaimed, for at least three years so far.
There is a Federal standard that basically says that all roadgoing wheels have to be DOT stamped, but nothing preventing a manufacturer from DOT stamping a beadlock wheel. In fact, if you check out Champion Wheel's comments (on their site) you'll see that beadlocks are actually road legal, but most beadlock wheel manufacturers choose not to stamp their product DOT, thereby hiding from lawsuits behind a smokescreen of vague (and often misleading) language.
If you care to research the FMVSS on the subject, there's nothing about beadlocks that is in violation of DOT standards... but there is a requirement that all road wheels be DOT stamped, and a manufacturer stamping something DOT, makes them liable for it.
If you go so far as to research the FMVSS, you'll find that the very concept of "DOT approved" is misleading, as DOT does not approve anything. DOT writes standards, and specifies how to perform testing, but does not do testing, nor do they provide approval.
Just for interest I checked wheels in the shop today, OK I know they are not 4x4 wheels but here is what I found[email protected] said:However, running wheels with no DOT stamp on them,