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Staun Beadlocks

I know MichaelW had them on his rigged and seemed to like them according to his thread.. but anyone else try them??

I am contemplating doing them on the 40's.

How much weight do they add?

How do they ride on the highway?

VS Mechanical Rim beadlock which do you prefer? Why?

Thanks in advance for the input... now make me a sammich!


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u goin with 1ton axles to?
Rock Jock 60's.

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I have a set on my TJ. I'm running 35" BFG MR2s on 16" rims. They balanced perfectly, run true and straight on the highway in fact and you would never know you have them installed but they were a veritable pain in the butt to install. I ripped an inner tube durng the install but the factory was very helpful and sent me a new tube the same day.

I have Walker Beadlocks on my JK and if I knew then what I know now I would not have gone with internals becuase the Walker Rims are so good.

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post #4 of 11 Old 03-02-2009, 07:24 AM
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Most standard bead locks don't lock the inside of the wheel so if you go this route make sure you are locking both sides of the tire.

The Stauns add weight to the tire all though probably not the weight of a double ring standard bead lock.

The Stauns also require a modification to the wheel to add a second valve stem. Many tire installers WILL NOT install the Stauns.

The Staun installation is a challenge but once you get the hang of it, it isn't all that bad.

If you get a flat with typical bead locks and the hole is too large for plug you swap out the spare. With the Stauns, you just keep driving as the Stauns act as a run flat.

I would have no reservation recommending the Stauns. Harry at Staun USA was very informative when choosing the wheels that work with the Staun bead lock.

I have my 37's and Stauns for sale, not because I don't like them but because I am taming down my JK trips to expeditions and will rebuild the Amigo for rocks and rolling.
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I looked hard at the Stauns 'cause I wanted to run the stock Rubicon rims (still the best looking rim!) with 35s.
But the complexity/cost of adding the Stauns and spacers got me to looking at beadlocks, I ended up with the Hutchinsons ($$$) but have been very pleased with them.
If I was going to do it over I'd get the Allied Raceline beadlocks like Cole has on his Jeep.
They may not lock the inner bead like the Hutchinsons, but I have never seen a blown inner bead that wasn't a result of the outer coming loose since I started wheeling in the mid 70's.

Whatever you do, BEADLOCKS RULE!
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I have the stauns on steel wheels. Over 100 bucks cheaper than most high quality beadlocks, and you don't have to wait on them if thats an issue. Do fine on the highway, don't even know their there until you need them.
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I've got Stauns on my JK now. I originally had them installed on my H3 and wrote an install article on them for Off-Road.com. Overall I have no complaints about the Stauns. They make no real difference on the highway and living with them is fairly easy, other than the installation.

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I'm running Stauns and love them. They give my a lot of security on the rocks. My rig is a DD and there are no issues there. I like the idea of internal pressure on both sides of the wheel especially when aired down and I've seen first hand their value after cutting a sidewall or breaking off a valve stem while on the trail.
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Cool, thanks for the info guys.. I just ordered a set of 5 for the 40's.


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Cool, thanks for the info guys.. I just ordered a set of 5 for the 40's.

i think my drool is slowly making its way to Miami....

dude, i can't wait to see the pics!
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post #11 of 11 Old 03-06-2009, 10:37 PM
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I have got them on my rig but switching out to bead locks. They are hell to repair oin the trail if you clip a valve stem

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