What is a Beadlock
Simply put, a beadlock is a mechanical fastening device
literally clamps the tire's bead bundle onto the wheel rim using mechanical force rather than air pressure. It holds the bead bundle firmly
in place even under extremely low air pressure. This is done by machining off the outer lip of the rim and welding
on an inner beadlock ring.
An outer beadlock clamp ring is than bolted to the inner ring, clamping the tire’s bead bundle between the two halves of the beadlock.
Once this is done, it is nearly impossible for
the tire to become de-beaded from the rim. Should the tire go flat
from a puncture or
sidewall cut, it will remain in place and not de-bead, which in most cases will allow you to still maintain control of the vehicle and
often times get you back to your camp or pit.
Why Do I Need a Beadlock
In many recreational and racing applications,
it is beneficial to lower the air pressure in the tires. Lowering the air pressure
will cause the contact patch area (bottom, flat part of the tire) also known as the “footprint” to become wider and larger. This will
provide you with better traction, floatation, control and a softer ride. However, without a beadlock, lowering the air pressure to much
increases the chance of popping a tire bead which will in turn cause
the tire to deflate and possibly peal off the rim. This is
known as De-beading. De-beading is a common problem for a wheel utilizing low air pressure without a beadlock.
the obvious performance benefits of a beadlock, a beadlock also gives you a
little added assurance for when you are out on the trail.
If you suffer a flat tire and you do not have a spare, a beadlocked rim will help hold the tire on the rim so you can limp your vehicle
to a place where you can get help.
For drag racing, beadlocks are extremely useful because they will help keep the rim from spinning inside the tire and they have been
known to “stiffen” up the sidewall of the tire. This means more traction and more power to the ground.
Why Choose an OMF Performance Beadlock
As with most of our competitors,
OMF Performance offers the experience, technology, design, quality, detail & innovation to
make a high quality beadlock. However, what OMF offers above ALL of our competitors is CUSTOMER CARE. We sincerely care about
the performance of your vehicle,
your needs, and your overall satisfaction with our products. We know you have a choice in
manufactures and we encourage you do your research and choose the product that best fits your needs. If you need additional
information or assistance, please feel free to give us a call.
We will gladly provide you with the customer service you deserve.