If you every wanted to know how to mount beadlocks, this is your Beadlock 101 class…
But, first, what are beadlocks?
Beadlock wheels have been around a long time with a proven track record of keeping tires “locked” on wheels when abusing tires off road.
While there are multiple types of beadlocks, in general, a beadlock is a mechanical device (ring with bolts) that secures the tire to the wheel by “locking” it’s “bead” into place.
Raceline Wheels, a division of Allied Wheel Components (AWC), and a supporter of the ModernJeeper Group, makes very popular and high-quality beadlocks that can be seen everywhere from the Rubicon Trail to King of the Hammers.
Greg Mulkey of Raceline put together a good video that gives you the full run down of precisely how to mount your new tires to your new beadlocks, and we thought it would be a good TechTip for the ModernJeeper.
Just to reiterate one of the most important points, when mounting, be sure to us a torque wrench alternating in a crisscross pattern to 16-18 foot-pounds.
Raceline is one of the many great companies producing high quality beadlock wheels – we at ModernJeeper especially like them for their support of the ModernJeeper Forum and their ongoing advocacy of public landuse rights, keeping trails open, and donating to events across the country that support organized recreation groups.