The states have no problem with approving them...the MAKERS are the ones who need to SUBMIT them, which costs money.The short answer is that they are actually BEADLOCKS- referring to the bead of the tire being seated between the two "clamping" surfaces of the beadlock rim. The main advantage of these is that you can air down considerably further than with a standard rim. They are usually much more money and usually used on trail only vehicles because of many states unwillingness to list them as DOT approved.
Negative. Beadlocks do not have to be DOT approved to be legal. Not one state has a law making non DOT approved beadlocks illegal.SOME makers of Bead Locks DID submit theirs, and ALL submitted were approved....AEV for example, etc.
If you want to run bead locks on the street - that's the only legal way.
No.... I think what he's referring to is that kinky S&M thing involving leather, steel, latex, etc. :devil: :innocent:A "bed lock" is what it is to be married.