I'm about to pull the trigger on some new tires. I want to run the 38.5 Pit Bull Mad Dog Radials. (the mad dogs weigh less the smaller the diameter of the wheel).
15" Mad Dogs weigh 80 lbs.
16.5" Mad Dogs weigh 87 lbs.
17" Mad Dogs weigh 92 lbs.
And I'm looking for beadlocks. The main point is this: what beadlock wheel will give me the least amount of hassle and weigh the least with this tire?
I've been seriously considering a 15" Raceline beadlock (monster rt231), but i'm worried that might be a little too much sidewall for sideways stability and it might get to the point where the tire is wrapping back over itself.
I've also been seriously considering the trailworthy fab recentered H1 beadlocks, but i know they are heavy. Are they that much heavier than a pricey alloy beadlock?
Racelines are pricey, but may be that much lighter that they'd break less shit on my rig. And as far as Racelines go, i've been looking at the 17" monster rt231 and the 17" rt81 (rock 8s). I can't find weight comparisons for the raceline wheels and i assume these rock 8s are steel. What kind of weight savings would there be between the monsters and the rock 8s? And weight savings over the recentered H1 beadlocks???
This'll be my first time running beadlocks so i want to make sure i choose wisely (and only choose once)...please help! even if vendors want to chime in, i'd be happy to hear more about the trailworthy fab h1s and the weight compared to racelines and the rest.
Thanks for the help...
These are the racelines,