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B.A.D. Wheels. - Pretty cool

Saw this on Pirate, not sure how many of you have seen these already?

B.A.D. "Bead Assist Device" Wheels Inc. - YouTube

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based on all the fancy little parts involved in each wheel i can only guess these are going to be mighty pricey. Nice idea though.

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I want the valve stem


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I want the valve stem
http://www.rimrockmtn.com/products.htm#RAD

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Are they suggesting a long extension to tighten the bolts on the bead locks? I can't imagine how there is enough room or flexibility in the tire to get in there.

I've mounted a few sets of beadlocks...you don't have room to play inside the tire once the rim is inside the tire.

Seems almost impossible to me. Anyone else?


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I think that's why the clamps are sectioned into thirds instead of halves. The illustration demonstrates the inner bead being pushed in against the outer bead to aid in revealing the bead clamp. I guess it remains to be seen. I'm sure some tires will work better than others, also.

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Right on, just sharing my thoughts wasn't bashing the idea.

Those valve stems are the coolest thing I've ever seen!


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Right on, just sharing my thoughts wasn't bashing the idea.

Those valve stems are the coolest thing I've ever seen!
Abso-freakin-rutery! If I thought I might run my stockers for a long time i'd get some of those and drill out the stockers for them. Sick of having to separate my airdown tool keychain and attach each piece to each stem and run around monitoring them cause they're so slow. Those would kick ass!

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I'm with Marcus, I think the idea is great but in reality I think it will be a huge pain in the ass to mount these things up. It's going to be a tight fit inside that tire and wheel. Not sure why people are so worried about normal bead locks I've been running my walker evans for almost 3 years and haven't had any problems at all.

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The process of installing the internal locking elements is actually pretty simple because of the extra deep drop center.
The added void in the valley of the wheel provides you over 3.5-inches to get each of the 1/3 sections in.
Best part: zero maintenance.

Stiff load range E tires don't work very well with this system, but all others (35-inch and up) are compatible.
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ugly as hell.
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They are pretty damn ugly, the valve stem is cool..but I'd be half tempted to just do monster valves at that point. At least I could air back up faster too.

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Nice!

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Looks are subjective, no?
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I don't care what anyone else thinks, I like the way they look with the machined face and argent relief paint. Kevin needs to light a fire and get these out to market!

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These wheels run just over $300 each depending on the color options, they are definitely not the ugliest wheels out there thats for sure. As far as I know they are already out, at least that is the impression I get from looking at the website.
http://www.badwheelsinc.com/index.htm

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Looks like a balancing nightmare! Too many parts to work there way loose too and very difficult for maintenance.
Interesting concept though.
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Rock rings are also available for these.
All internal parts are symmetrical and therefor have little effect on balance-ability.
The system requires no additional maintenance once installed.
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What is the weight with and without rock-ring?
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Meh... Sounds like someone is a salesman to me!
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Meh... Sounds like someone is a salesman to me!
nope. he is just answering questions and providing info just like many of the company reps we have on here.

Once "pimping", sales links, price quotes and shit like that come up, THEN they need a yellow star.
Stover knows the rules, this is not his first rodeo

and they do look less tarded in black:

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THey look really good in black.
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the black looks good. the other finish looks like something on the cover of Qtec. like the idea, and the cotter pins for zero maintenance. also gives ya another american option if you don't like the trail readys.

i was kinda like marcus though, wondering how the hell you get in there?! but i guess that pic with the rocker says it all


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nope. he is just answering questions and providing info just like many of the company reps we have on here.

Once "pimping", sales links, price quotes and shit like that come up, THEN they need a yellow star.
Stover knows the rules, this is not his first rodeo

and they do look less tarded in black:

Gottcha!

Interesting idea I guess. To busy looking for my taste. Still not sure about the integrity of the inner workings in my head.

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