True bead locks sandwich the outside bead between a lip on the wheel and the other lock ring. The ring is then bolted I'm place to pinch and lock the outer bead to the wheel. This allows the tire to be aired down lower and have the tire still stay on the rim. They are not legal for street use
In most states due to the bolts. If the bolts Posen the bead can unseat from the rim, could be dangerous. For this reason many do not have a dot stamp on them.
Simulated bead locks on the other hand are perfectly legal
heres a nice cross section of how beadlocks are set up.
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Last edited by mikerider; 02-15-2014 at 08:46 AM.