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Beadlocks Mystery

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Finally got one of these apart. Tire shop seemed to think they're ok. This outfit is no longer in business I hear. Just an aluminum wheel cut off and beadlock seat welded on.
Still looking for a C rated 16" tire if I go with these. My dealer has been unable to find any available Maxxis.
Can they run just the wheel on a balancer to see if they're worth a hoot?

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I don't think they make them anymore or that'd be a good choice.
These came from Sam’s and got them a little over a year ago

You know it’s funny this came up

I have a 2006 that has load range E /16” and it rides pretty good- Then I switched over to load range C/15”- Really good
 
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These came from Sam’s and got them a little over a year ago

You know it’s funny this came up

I have a 2006 that has load range E /16” and it rides pretty good- Then I switched over to load range C/15”- Really good
I'm running 35 x 12.50 x 15 C-rated Cooper Evolution on the LJ now, at about 26psi, but since it came with 5 16" weather checked 10 year date stamp KM2 'D' on beadlocks I'm OCD'n about getting new 16" tires for them. I don't much want to give them away or let them sit in the shop and like the look of them also.
Likely going to have to settle for 'E' rated and looking at Mastercraft Courser MXT (very similar to Evos and made by Cooper) or some such. I'm told 'E' ain't that bad if you run lower pressure.
 

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Finally got one of these apart. Tire shop seemed to think they're ok. This outfit is no longer in business I hear. Just an aluminum wheel cut off and beadlock seat welded on.
Still looking for a C rated 16" tire if I go with these. My dealer has been unable to find any available Maxxis.
Can they run just the wheel on a balancer to see if they're worth a hoot?

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I think @mrblaine knows that logo. There was a SoCal company that did aluminum beadlock conversions quite a few years ago.
 
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Duratracs aren't taking you anywhere where beadlocks matter.
Hit me with a recommendation (not that I'm a regular at Moab or Rubicon). Don't want an AT necessarily and already have EVO "MT". I know you've told me 'E' ain't that bad.
 
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I think @mrblaine knows that logo. There was a SoCal company that did aluminum beadlock conversions quite a few years ago.
Yup, that's it. My son-in-law found them online and they were SoCal and no longer in business. Guess they'd take any aluminum wheel and retro fit for BL. I dunno if it's a bad product. The Wiz will surely express him impressions.
 

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Hit me with a recommendation (not that I'm a regular at Moab or Rubicon). Don't want an AT necessarily and already have EVO "MT". I know you've told me 'E' ain't that bad.
In a 16"? No idea. That's a tough size to work with.
 

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However, these are said to be "not for highway use" and are directional. Moving along..
They are not directional. They used to be for highway use until they quit doing rim conversions that involved anything on the highway. Now only for side x sides and other dirt rigs. They suspended operations in 2019 due to a death in the family.

I've seen the weld crack all the way around. I would not run them now although I did for many years.
 
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