❏ When upgrading the wheel and tire combo for your
ATV or UTV, you have many options to choose from with
styles, colors, and beadlock or non-beadlock. In this how-to, we will show you how to mount your new tires onto
a set of beadlock rims from OMF Performance Products.
The purpose of a beadlock rim is to prevent the tire from
spinning around the rim at low air pressures, or in the
event of a flat you can still make it back to your camp or
trailer without the tire flying off the wheel. Many top race
teams use beadlocks for the simplicity of mounting and
extra reassurance that they can make it to the pits if they
happened to get a flat tire on the racecourse.
STEP 1: First, you will want to make sure you have the
correct wheel clearances and all necessary hardware for
the beadlock ring. Some tire/wheel combos require shims
to achieve the proper spacing between the inner mounting ring and bead of the tire.
ON BEADLOCK RIMS
Keeping your tires on the rim
By the staff of Dirt Wheels