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    Internal beadlocks???

    Hey everybody, I was just shopping for beadlocks and discovered these internal beadlocks. They describe them as a tire inside of your tire that inflates and firces the bead outward to lock it in place. Anybody ever use these or can explain this sorcery? I can't see them being very reliable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitetailjunkie8960 View Post
    Hey everybody, I was just shopping for beadlocks and discovered these internal beadlocks. They describe them as a tire inside of your tire that inflates and firces the bead outward to lock it in place. Anybody ever use these or can explain this sorcery? I can't see them being very reliable

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    They actually work really well. The downsides are they are a pain in the a$$ to install and if u use them on a street rig u are supposed to deflate the inner liners to minimal ptessure when on the road or u can get bad wear on the inner tire bead from the inner liner rubbing it.

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    Ya I can see how they would be a pain to install.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitetailjunkie8960 View Post
    Hey everybody, I was just shopping for beadlocks and discovered these internal beadlocks. They describe them as a tire inside of your tire that inflates and firces the bead outward to lock it in place. Anybody ever use these or can explain this sorcery? I can't see them being very reliable

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    I run Hutchinson’s which have a inner rubber donut which then creates a inner bead lock. Not terrible in the install. But a nightmare of separating them once they are together. I had a TPMS go bad in one and discount tire gave up on trying to get it apart. I had to by a special bead breaker and a lot of time to separate it. In the end, I think they are one of the best wheels out there. But they are a bitch with it comes to maintenance.


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    It does sound like they are very good in theory, I can only imagine the guys at discount tire fighting with them tho. Hahaha
    But hey that just means they are really gonna do their job on the trail


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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitetailjunkie8960 View Post
    It does sound like they are very good in theory, I can only imagine the guys at discount tire fighting with them tho. Hahaha
    But hey that just means they are really gonna do their job on the trail


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    Hypothetically you can run them at 0 psi. I’m assuming it would wreck the tire, but it is possible. They were developed for the military and federal vehicles and get shot out.


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    They sound pretty exspensive


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    They are like 900 for a set of 5. Then you have to have the stones to drill another hole in your rim to inflate the tube. I almost bought a set but decided against it.

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    Internal beadlocks???

    Gaaah the sketchy, I have issues with drills in general


    I thought bead locks weren’t dot approved as it was anyway?? Or did I read wrong


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    Quote Originally Posted by Oreo_penguin536 View Post
    Gaaah the sketchy, I have issues with drills in general


    I thought bead locks weren’t dot approved as it was anyway?? Or did I read wrong


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    I think CedarRaider is referring to the internal inflating style. The Hutchinson don't require any mods. And servicing them has been really easy for me. It just takes soapy water and a tire lever in several spots around the rim. My three year old helps me. 😊

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