Double Beadlocking A Standard Aluminum Wheel
No one can deny the benefits of beadlocks in the dirt, but sometimes the maintenance or potential for failure (due to improper use or lack of maintenance) is too great for some off-roaders to want to worry about. But what if you could put a beadlock onto a normal wheel, and to top it off make it a double bead beadlock? This is where Staun Products made its niche with its internal beadlock system. None of the current staff has ever tried a set of Stauns, but we've heard both stories of how cool they are and horror stories of extreme difficulty of installation. We wanted to investigate for ourselves, so we put them onto some Cepek DC-1 wheels with some 39-inch Krawlers. We used a 17x9 DC-1 wheel, and it's very important to note exactly what type of wheel you run if you're thinking of running Staun's internal beadlocks. An internal beadlock for a 7x9 wheel will not fit a 17x8 wheel, so you need to be specific when ordering. You'll also have to start with a wheel that the Staun internal beadlock is compatible with.
Since this was our first time trying these internal beadlocks we went to Xtreme Unlimited in Oceano, California, to make sure we did this correctly (after all, we're showing you how to do it so we need to make sure we know what we're talking about!).