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Exclamation Which Beadlock would you get?

Which beadlock would you buy for daily driving and weekend offroad and why?
Raceline
Poison Spyder
Walker Evans
Hutchinson

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I like my Walkers.. it really boils down to what YOU want. Do some searches and see which one you like best.

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I'm on Racelines now so I'm biased.

If I had it to do over, I'd go with Racelines.

In a perfect world, if the Hutchinsons were so picky about which tire fit with which inner ring and if the backspacing was more accomodating, then I really like the idea of inner and outer beads being locked, but alas the Hutchinson's are just too finicky for my taste.

The Walker Evans are tried and true so I'd have no qualms running those.

Don't know much on the Poison Spyder wheels, but I'd think they're top quality.

I considered the ATX Slabs when I got my wheels, too.

Have fun with your decision.


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Have you looked at the atx slabs? if you need a price on a set I can get you a price just let us know!
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Hutchinson
double beadlock......
I have been running them for about a year on the wifes DD and love them.If I was not running them I would go Walker Evans, I like the way they look as well.


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Like jeeperjkj, I'm on Racelines now. If I had to buyem again... I'd go definitely do Racelines again.
You can order the backspacing you want. I got 3.00" so I gotta worry about my 16.5 Pitbulls rubbing.

Jeeperjkj, I wouldn't worry about popping it off the back side, the Racelines have s bigger rear lip than most.

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I'm most likely wrong but I think the Hutchison's are the only DOT approved beadlock.

pretty sure ATX slabs are the same wheel as the poison spyder with a slim lock ring.

I'm a fan of the TR wheels, KMC enduro, and method wheels.

I think it's all about the color that you paint the wheels and lock rings more than the wheel pattern. that's just me though.

good luck in making a decision with so many options!

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Poison spider, nice big rings with countersunk bolts, and they look awesome, larger bore size giving you option of upgrading axles, and still being able to keep your wheels


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Like jeeperjkj, I'm on Racelines now. If I had to buyem again... I'd go definitely do Racelines again.
You can order the backspacing you want. I got 3.00" so I gotta worry about my 16.5 Pitbulls rubbing.

Jeeperjkj, I wouldn't worry about popping it off the back side, the Racelines have s bigger rear lip than most.
Yep, that's what Raceline told me when I first ordered my first set. Yep, this is my 2nd set of Racelines, so technically, I DID do it again. I had a set of 5x5 on my stock axles and now a set of 6x5.5 on my Curries. Love the Racelines.


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I like the AEVs but from your list I would go with the Hutchinson but they are $$. But its a front and rear bead lock and is DOT approved.

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From your list my favorite is the walker evans based purely on looks. If it were my rig I'd personally run slabs or aev's.

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spyderlocks or Hutchinsons
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The black walker evans are my favorite. Second comes the racelines

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I run the hutchinton's, great wheel, the are heavy and a bitch to get apart when you change tires. I use a engine hoist to pull them apart. I poked a sway bar link all the way into the sidewall big enough to put 3 fingers in it and was still able to drive my way out of the trail without the tire coming off the rim.
If I were going for looks I would go with walker evans or the spider locks with some custom power coat, but if you are going to be beating them up on the trails I would get the ones that are going to keep the tire on the wheel.

The hutchinton wheels are all the same and have 2 different inserts to chose from for tires with different bead thicknesses.

I have never had an issue with a loose bolt or with loosing air in these and I am on my second set of tires. These wheels use the strongest bolts to hole the wheel together and so far have not had a problem with the threads getting damaged.

The backspacing is 4.63" and I have to run spacers with 37's I wish they made them in a 3.5"

They are dot approved as well as the aev pintler bead locks.
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I have Walkers. They are tried and true and I liked the look.

You can order them with a thicker ring that will recess the bolts.
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i like the spyderlock beadlocks!!!! they lkook awesome and they are poison spyder!!!

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I like my walker evans with OMF rings.

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i like the spyderlock beadlocks!!!! they lkook awesome and they are poison spyder!!!
They are not.

Poision Spyder used to be owned by Clifton Slay who owned Spyderlocks as well.

Poision Spyder got sold to Larry and moved to CA while Spyderlocks remained with Clifton.

If you look at the bottom of the Spyderlock site, it looks like Clifton is no longer running that company as well.
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thank you for the info sir! great design that ORIGINATED from one company!

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I do not understand why someone would purchase the hutchingson wheels when they come with so much back spacing. I understand that yes, they may be a great wheel that offers a double beadlock and that they are DOT approved. But they are very expensive and now you have to purchase wheel spacers too. As noted, they are a very heavy wheel and now you are gonna run spacers to make them work... Sounds like you are increasing your chances for breakages especially since most individuals that run beadlocks are also running large heavy tires as well. I'm not an anti spacer guy, they have their place. Just not with extremely heavy tire and wheel combos that will get abused off road at low tire pressures.
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