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A quick question. Iím thinking of getting a set of 17Ē bead lock wheels for the WG and would like to hear peopleís recommendations.

Iíd put MTís on them if I decide to go down that road.

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A quick question. Iím thinking of getting a set of 17Ē bead lock wheels for the WG and would like to hear peopleís recommendations.

Iíd put MTís on them if I decide to go down that road.

Thanks in advance.

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Hey Doug,

I have 17" Trailready World series bead locks on mine but they're on a second set...NOT legal. I only use them occasionally for the harder stuff. Pressures are down to single digit.

For daily use I have highway tyres on steel rims.

Fun police, please chillax and stay away.
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I have 17" Trailready World series bead locks on mine but they're on a second set...NOT legal. I only use them occasionally for the harder stuff. Pressures are down to single digit.



For daily use I have highway tyres on steel rims.



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Thanks, I should have mentioned that for daily use I have a set of OE alloys that will get new HTís.

Am I allowed to know why yours are ďoutside of specĒ? Tell me in a PM if you prefer. Iíll be fitting a set of flares probably so they can be a bit wider than the body and be ok.


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Thanks, I should have mentioned that for daily use I have a set of OE alloys that will get new HTís.

Am I allowed to know why yours are ďoutside of specĒ? Tell me in a PM if you prefer. Iíll be fitting a set of flares probably so they can be a bit wider than the body and be ok.


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Hi Doug,

I've never understood why beadlocks are not legal even in the USA. Discussion focused on structural integrity of the rims and the inability to balance the tyre/rim setup...yet they are used in tough off road conditions.

So. straight answer is...dunno mate.

Some structural engineer here might shed a light on it.
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Beadlocks are legal as long as they are done correct(at least a couple years ago they were), you can only have one weld going around the rim, which means that most bead locks are illegal as they need an additional ring welded to the rim. But most alloy rims are molded to include it, but might not be adr approved still.
This was quite awhile ago in vic, so thing might have changed
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Beadlocks are legal as long as they are done correct(at least a couple years ago they were), you can only have one weld going around the rim, which means that most bead locks are illegal as they need an additional ring welded to the rim. But most alloy rims are molded to include it, but might not be adr approved still.

This was quite awhile ago in vic, so thing might have changed


Ahh, now that is both interesting and confusing as there are OEM steel wheels with 2 welds.

Thanks to both you and Tyvokka, youíve given me a project now, research the legalities of beadlocks with Qld Transport.
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Ahh, now that is both interesting and confusing as there are OEM steel wheels with 2 welds.

Thanks to both you and Tyvokka, youíve given me a project now, research the legalities of beadlocks with Qld Transport.
http://www.ausjeepforum.com.au/forum...d.php?t=120431

If the cops want to defect you, they will anyway. The more important question is whether you will be covered by insurance.
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If the cops want to defect you, they will anyway. The more important question is whether you will be covered by insurance.


Easy to fight if they are legal, QPS is pretty easy to deal with in regards to that sort of stuff, most officers are pretty cool and donít bother you unless something is clearly wrong.
Itís the Qld Transport Compliance Officers that chase this sort of thing during random inspections.

So, Iíve found out that any wheel is legal in Qld as long as it complies with a few of the international standards.

Australian Wheel Industry STD
ASA
TUV
JIS

It seems from a bit of quick searching that this may be a newish situation in the past few years when they did an update to the legislation. We found that with motorcycle parts too.
This also seems to be following on in other states too which is good but I need to find out which wheels are compliant, and which arenít.


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