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DOT approved Beadlocks on Xtreme 4x4

Anyone else see Xtreme 4x4 today? They showed the first ever production "prototype" DOT approved beadlocks made by TrailReady. I looked on TR's website, but because this is a prototype they are not on there yet.

BUT it's good news, and I bet other companies will also start making REAL beadlocks that are "airdownable but balanceable".

Bet the first few on the market will cost some $$$!!!
 
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**** i missed all that this mornin cause i was sleeping. i missed it yesterday cause i was working
 
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Why aren't beadlocks street legal? I'll admit I don't know a whole lot about the subject but I don't get why something that keeps the tire on the wheel would be illegal.
 
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theres already a set of DOT approved beadlocks....


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Why aren't beadlocks street legal? I'll admit I don't know a whole lot about the subject but I don't get why something that keeps the tire on the wheel would be illegal.
well they arent "ILLEGAL" per se, none are DOT approved which some say equals illegal which is hokey. basically since beadlock bolts need occasional retightening, they can be considered a safety hazard, and a cop could maybe give you a ticket, assuming he knows what they are. the ticket would just fall under "unsafe equipment" or some sh*t like that.

but they arent specifically illegal, as in those no traffic law that says specifically you cant have them in most places. california might have such a specific law, but colorado does not...
 
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Why aren't beadlocks street legal? I'll admit I don't know a whole lot about the subject but I don't get why something that keeps the tire on the wheel would be illegal.
I think it's something about the bolts that hold the ring on can work loose and then shoot the ring across 4 lanes of highway traffic and crash into a school bus full of pre-school kids causing it to explode., at the same time wrecking your Ranger...




Or something like that...
Note I didn't say Illegal...said not DOT approved..it's all in the wording...
 
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theres already a set of DOT approved beadlocks....

True, after looking into it, I found a few other ones already DOT approved....Cannot always believe what you see on TV!!!
 
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True, after looking into it, I found a few other ones already DOT approved....Cannot always believe what you see on TV!!!
 
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yea, think of how long ago these are taped also.
 
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oooooooooh ok, I just couldnt believe that something that makes wheels function better could be illegal.

thanks guys
 
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