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Old 07-31-2008
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Is it possible to buy a plan icky thompson classic wheel and but bead locks on later
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i would just say go straight to the source and give em a call, get the best answer and it'll only take a minute
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because you dont want to pay for the rings? why would you want to do it later?
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Yea i will probley just call em and cause i don't have enough money for the beadlocks but i do for the plan ones
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Champion wheel uses Mickey Thompson wheels for their bead locks, if I remember correctly.

http://www.cwibeadlock.com/
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Chad she isnt talking about real beadlocks. at least i dont think so.

btw you have to buy the correct wheels for the bead locks. and they will need reballanced after adding the lock ring
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you are probably right Zack. When I here beadlock I think of real ones not fake.lol
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mickey thompson makes a true bead lock?

i'm assuming she's talking about the rock rings..
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Unless you are gonna be airing down below 7 psi, why bother? For the look? They'll make your rig ride like **** (unless you are master of bb balancing; and that is a PITA itself). If you like the "look" of beadlock wheels, buy the Mickey's or the Pro Comps (I got em and love 'em; and heck I don't even wheel anymore). Don't go investing in beadlock wheels unless you are going to turn your rig into a full on trail rig (and if you do that , start pulling that superlift kit out now cause you are going to need a solid axle up front, just for starters).
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fake beadlocks: go real, or go home.
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Why don't you go home and stay there then. Why on earth would someone run real beadlock wheels on anything other than a trail rig? Fact of the matter is that you don't have a clue of what you are talking about. As far as fake beadlock wheels go:

http://www.procomptires.com/pxa8179.html

http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/w...em=ClassicLock

These are fake beadlocks.

These are real beadlock wheels:

http://high-impact.net/wheels/

They suck to balance, they're damn expensive and you really don't want to run em on road. Beadlocks are made rock crawling, desert racing and I know of some guys out here that run em in the mud. They prevent the bead from coming off of the wheel when you air down below 7 psi.
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or you can run a 37x1450 tire on a 15x8 wheel :D
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