Ok, thanks guys I don't mind the look, in my opinion the beadlocks look bulky but I don't mind them at all. I'm really glad my DWT's came on my quad and I didn't have to buy them. Some hyper duals would be sweet thou!!!
Beadlocks in the rear are not just for reinforcing the wheel. If the tire goes flat you still run on it without the tire spinning on the rim and transfer power to the ground. Also they help prevent flats by holding the bead of the tire to the rim. If you hit a object hard enough you can actually unseat a tire bead.
I love my hiper tech 3 dual beadlocks I wouldn't run any other wheel besides these from now on. They take abuse that would leave some wheels a mangled mess and they aren't as heavy as you think. Well worth the investment, I wish I had bought mine sooner but I couldn't afford them right away. Nice thing about them is they are dual bolt pattern too so if you ever buy a yammie they fit that too.
the main reason why you see rears more than fronts is because of the way you take hard fast corners...with tha ass end drifting out sideways pulling on the outer bead. the most common bead failure with non lock rims would be the outer rear.
the front tires are usually pointed in the direction of travel, so there usually is not much side load on them (compared to the rears) and the front suspension is better at soaking up some abuse that could otherwise rip the bead off.
i would love hipers but i think that will be my last mod. in the mean time the itp or douglas aluminum locks will have to do!
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