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Postby scotty » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:06 am

what ar the laws on mechanical bead lock wheels and non mechanical bead lock rims ive heard that external maechanical beadlocks are not road legal in all states but im not sure?
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Postby thebludger » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:05 am

yes they are. the internal bead locks are alright to use what i've heard
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Postby scotty » Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:54 pm

ok thanks
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Postby Wineandmud » Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:02 pm

I say put them on regardless. If it is just your weekender that is. Not your daily. By the way, does anyone know the "illegal" side of beadlock rings as I just can't seem to see the problem with them on road???
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Postby scotty » Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:09 pm

Wineandmud wrote:I say put them on regardless. If it is just your weekender that is. Not your daily. By the way, does anyone know the "illegal" side of beadlock rings as I just can't seem to see the problem with them on road???


i think the real problem with them being illegal is.

1. what place would you buy them?
2. if you try to import will customs hold them for being illegal?
3. if you can buy them, do you have to prove to the rta that they are going to be on an unregistered car that is trailered to destinations or run on your own property
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Postby tna racing » Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:13 am

ok, just to clear thing's up a little bit.

mechanical locks are NOT road worthy, nor are internals, but you will get away with internals a lot easyer, due to the fact that you don't have a massive ring around your rim.

they both have there dis advantages.

1. mechanical bead locks can bend and let air out and cause vibrations etc etc.

2. internals are a pain in the ass, when you let your tire pressure down, you need to pump the bead lock up as you go, not very fun

all round, i recon the external locks are the way to go.

plus they look uber cool :twisted:

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Postby G Unit » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:44 pm

Not sure if VIC is different to NSW but the place i got my tyres from said internals were fine with the regulations.

I think the externals are illegal because they are a two piece rim or something like that. Just like those spinners that came and went a couple of years ago. The rim itself was fine but whack on the spinner and its a no-go.
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Postby jeepers » Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:48 pm

I have heard the same thing that is far as NSW is concerned that internal bead locks are legal but external are def illegal.
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Postby stormpatrol » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:49 pm

Well external bead locks ARE A no go in nsw and im thinking every other state territory REASON any welding on a rim will weakin it to sum extent , and the fact that the tyre is then mounted outside the existing rim and crushed into place by the outer ring with bolts , make it a BIG NO GO FOR ROAD USE internals are still a no go unless the rims were supplyed with two air valve holes in place , to drill a extra hole yourself is an illegal act , must be done by a accredited wheel manufacturer or repairer THIS MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE LAWS YOU MAY THINK DIFFERENT/ thats ok ..by the way i run internals [stauns] and they are great, set up and nearly forget you have to check them once in a while :roll: cheers
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Postby DRT37R » Mon May 31, 2010 8:49 pm

i have just reasearched this myself

externals are illegal due to the fact they can NOT be balanced this is also the reason spinners were banned.
fake externals are legal as far as i know but who can tell the difference from afar anyway.so i see no problem with running them to and from he bush.

internals are fine as long as you get a rim with 2 holes.
but honestly who is going to know if youve drilled the hole or its from factory.

i will be running external beadlocks because my car is only used for bush and 99% of police have no clue what theyre looking at on forbys anyway.
if you did get pulled over all you have to do is say theyre fake.
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