WHAT IT IS:
A standard wheel relies solely on tire inflation pressure to maintain a seal between the tire bead and rim. A beadlock wheel is different from a normal wheel in that it relies on clamping force generated by the tightening of a set of bolts that thread into the wheel and apply force to the beadlock ring which mechanically clamps and seals the tire’s outer bead to the wheel.
WHY IT’S OFF-ROAD PROVEN:
The main advantage of a beadlock wheel over a standard wheel is that the seal between the tire and wheel is maintained independent of inflation pressure. This is a characteristic that is beneficial for off road use where lower inflation pressures are used to improve traction by enlarging the tire contact patch on loose surfaces and reducing ride harshness felt while traveling on rough terrain by reducing the effective spring rate of the tire.
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