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A Question About Rims...

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Yankee Boy, Jan 12, 2022 at 5:55 PM.

  1. Jan 12, 2022 at 5:55 PM
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    Yankee Boy

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    So I'm planning on getting new rims for my 22 ORP, and I notice that various manufacturers talk about having particular bead gripping/sealing technologies, that are claimed to help prevent popping a bead when aired down. And I "think" I know that full-on bead-locks are not legal on road...

    So my question for you all is this... In your experience, is there any benefit to any of the "special" rims?

    My offroading is going to be Mid-Atlantic forest service roads, maybe going cautiously into the sand at the OBX, and Colorado mountain mining trails...

    I never aired down in my old 86 Runner back in the day, so I have zero experience with this...
     
  2. Jan 12, 2022 at 10:29 PM
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    As stated above, bead locks become beneficial when airing down and mostly crawling. They’re good for any off-roading where you air down the tire, and put enough pressure to where you could pop the bead under certain conditions. They’re good for any serious off-roading though.
     

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