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    DOT Beadlocks

    What are the options on street legal beadlocks?

    Hutchinson says they are DOT compliant

    KMC seem to be popular right now

    Thanks in advance

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    I thought AEV had a set that was DOT compliant, but they may be discontinued.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesse3638 View Post
    I thought AEV had a set that was DOT compliant, but they may be discontinued.

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    Maybe they all cracked?


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    Isn’t there a Mopar Beadlock?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clutch View Post
    Isn’t there a Mopar Beadlock?


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    Yeah but it’s only DOT compliant if you’re not running it as a beadlock with a trim ring installed


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    This DOT compliance issue surfaces periodically, seemingly by a poster who assumes it has significance. But does it really? I have never seen any actual or anecdotal evidence of it. FWIW, I’ve been running Chamber Pro IIs for years with no hassle from the po pos.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fiend View Post
    This DOT compliance issue surfaces periodically, seemingly by a poster who assumes it has significance. But does it really? I have never seen any actual or anecdotal evidence of it. FWIW, I’ve been running Chamber Pro IIs for years with no hassle from the po pos.


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    So this could go a few ways.


    #1 Hutchinson says DOT compliant which means not officially DOT approved.
    Is there any DOT approved wheels?

    #2 + #3 disregards DOT

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    What wheels are people most comfortable running or has the best track record on the road?

    #3
    What rims have more of a problem holding air for extended periods?

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    Mine are DOT approved. B.A.D. wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffer View Post
    So this could go a few ways.


    #1 Hutchinson says DOT compliant which means not officially DOT approved.
    Is there any DOT approved wheels?

    #2 + #3 disregards DOT

    #2
    What wheels are people most comfortable running or has the best track record on the road?

    #3
    What rims have more of a problem holding air for extended periods?

    What is it that has you concerned? Unless the police are pulling people over all of a sudden and checking the wheels for a DOT stamp on them, there really isn't an issue running beadlocks on the street - many many people do so. These wheels are completely safe BUT you do need to check them periodically, like checking the ring bolts every oil change. Mine haven't needed any tightening in the 4 years I've run them on the street. Consider the beating these wheels take running the Baja or KOH races and I would be willing to bet that there's not a situation on the street that punishes wheels anywhere near what those guys do.

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