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Real Jeep Beadlock Wheels

i was looking for some weld on aluminum beadlock kits.

i found these at jeep.

$637 each

http://www.mopar-accessories.com/en-...=8000&pc=38322

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Those look nice, good find indeed!

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I would rather have a set of AEV Pintler Beadlocks. Not only do they look better but the only cost $299. I dont know about you but I cant see paying over $600 for one wheel.




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I would rather have a set of AEV Pintler Beadlocks. Not only do they look better but the only cost $299. I dont know about you but I cant see paying over $600 for one wheel.
Those do look pretty sweet, and the price is much better.

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these are double beadlocks that are street legal. the AEV locks only lock in the outer lip.

i would never pay that price unless i was rich. and still, i probably wouldn't pay that much.
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I would not spend the money on them either but that price isn't that bad for a street legal double bead locks that look that good.

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I have never heard of anyone having problems with any type of beadlock like the AEV's. Also they are DOT compliant.




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Steel beadlocks - non DOT - have been on my TJ for years and have never had any problems with the law. 99% of the people on the road down here in Texas don't know what they are.

I did get a ticket for "too many off road lights" once long ago. Barking tires in turns - thanks to the spool - has also got me pulled over a couple of times.

600+ for a wheel. It better be a chrome 24 that spins. Word up, yo.

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Steel beadlocks - non DOT - have been on my TJ for years and have never had any problems with the law. 99% of the people on the road down here in Texas don't know what they are.

I did get a ticket for "too many off road lights" once long ago. Barking tires in turns - thanks to the spool - has also got me pulled over a couple of times.

600+ for a wheel. It better be a chrome 24 that spins. Word up, yo.
Exactly. I am a Law Enforcement Officer and really could not see making a traffic stop on an individual for having Bead Lock wheels on their rig.




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Good points guys .... I'd think it's just a matter of the beadlock manufacturer not paying the big buck to have them certified for street use ... rather than their saftey being in queation

Like you guys I can;t see spending the cash on thoes Jeep ones.. but they do look pretty cool
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