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Looking for beadlocks
December 17, 2017
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bear_dog
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I am looking to buy some beadlocks for my jeep. I am looking for a set of 17x9 with 3.5” backspacing. Where would be a good place to buy a set and what is the good vs bad of steel vs aluminum wheels.

December 17, 2017
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Scoped has some racelines. Maybe he would part with them?

December 18, 2017
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bear_dog said

I am looking to buy some beadlocks for my jeep. I am looking for a set of 17x9 with 3.5” backspacing. Where would be a good place to buy a set and what is the good vs bad of steel vs aluminum wheels.  

I highly recommend aluminum over steel if this your daily driver.  I find that northrdige4x4.com always has killer deals on the KMC/ATX beadlock wheels.

Beadlocks are high maintenance. You need to check the bolts on a regular basis.  But with that being said, they are amazing and great to have when off road.  People are on both sides of the fence when it comes to beadlocks. 

Beadlock Pros:  Awesome to air down and not have to worry about tire falling off the bead.  It can still happen, unless you buy double beadlock but you cut your chances in half of having the tire fall off wheel, plus the tire still stays on one side due to the lock.  Hope that makes sense.  Also cool factor.

Beadlock Cons:  Expensive, most tire stores will not mount them but they will still balance them but you may have to bring them in off the vehicle.  Les Schawb in Rocklin will balance on your vehicle, but mileage will vary from store to store.  Usually have to mount yourself which is fun the first wheel, but quickly gets irritating.  High Maintenance in having to check bolts occasionally. 

Aluminum in my opinion is stronger than steel and is higher quality for balancing.  I think the rings are far more stronger as well. 

Um...what?

December 18, 2017
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Thank you Greg for the information. I’m just looking for the right deal, my axles are 6x5.5 so some of the web stores don’t have them. I have pretty much narrowed it down to KMC , Raceline, and Method For aluminum. And for steel i have heard good things about battle born 4x4 which makes steel ones.

December 19, 2017
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If you call Northridge, they might have or the ability to get different bolt patterns.  But buy from wherever you get the best deal obviously. 

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December 21, 2017
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Here's another option. They lock from the inside. They're 17x10, though, and pricey.

https://badwheelsinc.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=59

December 21, 2017
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k-jeep said

Here's another option. 

Interesting. Something to consider. Thanks for sharing the link. 

Semper Fi

December 28, 2017
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Any issues I need to look for with buying used beadlocks?

December 29, 2017
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bear_dog said

Any issues I need to look for with buying used beadlocks?  

Bent rims, same as any used rims.  I would also google the specific wheel and see if you can find any forum threads with issues on the wheels.  Not likely, but you may find something to help negotiate. 

January 3, 2018
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Check out trail worthy they do either H1 16.5 recentered double beadlocks or custom 17" double beadlocks and you can do different colors and rock rings as well as of the stuff

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