I bash dirt only slash 4X4 Castle mmp sct 3S. Finally broke down and bought a set of split six bead locks with gladiators and strc aluminum rings. I LOVE EM. Not a single problem and I beat the heck out of em. I did tape my tires as I was tired of ballooning and used a SMALL amount of silicone inner and outer. Went through 4 packs with out a problem. Got a set of unmounted trenchers will be here tomorrow and will tape and mount for a comparison test. So far Pro Line bead locks rule. I completely destroyed a GOOD set of trencher pre mounts trying to boil them to get the tires off to put on the bead locks.
sorry about the trencher loss : (
but those rims sound sweet every time i hear about them...
Just ordered a set off Amazon for 19.00 each set and trenchers from eBay. Hope to have them before the weekend.
What does the tape do?
They are great! Heavy though
These beadlocks are awesome, Have them on my truck. Long term you need to watch out for the screws loosening up on the rings over time. I did have a rear bead unseat itself on one wheel due to this, but nothing was damaged. the downside is the holes strip easily, despite the fact they give you 12 holes on each wheel.
Finally found MY tire for bashing. installed a set of trenchers taped 2 rounds and WOW. The gladiators were good but I wa curious about taped trenchers since I have only run pre mounts. absolutely incredible and outside of taping and punching vent holes the tire swap with bead locks took about 20 minutes. I wil say I think bead locks is the best upgrade yet.