Re: Real Beadlocks for 2013
Beadlocks are made for ease of changing the tire in the event of a flat. The reason that they are easier to change is the lack of a lip to hold the tire on the rim. While this works fine for lower pressure rides it is not as safe on roads at higher speed therefore almost all beadlock tires are not DOT approved. The one glaring exception is the beadlocks on the Ford Raptor, however, they are not true beadlocks as they have a lip for the tire and the metal ring. There are several places that will add a beadlock to the stock rims.
Another reason that Toyota likely won't add a true bead-lock is that they require more maintenance than a standard rim due to having to torque the bolts properly so they don't loosen overtime. Most people are lazy and don't take as good care of their vehicles as the folks here so more maintenance is bad. Also most people do not use their vehicle in a way that would make beadlocks beneficial.
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