ON BEADLOCK WHEELS
Because no one likes a flat tire!
By the staff of Dirt Wheels
❏ Currently, we as off-road
enthusiasts still despise the fact that
we at some point will get a flat tire
on our machines. Whether it’s a UTV
or an ATV, riding in the rough, rocky,
muddy, sticky, wet—whatever the case
is, our tires are prone to getting flats.
Even with 10- or 12-ply tires we have
flatted them, and those high-ply tires
add a ton of weight to the machine,
especially on a UTV.
Luckily, there are several flat-
prevention systems that are complete
lifesavers. TireBlocks is one flat-
prevention system that will help you
out if you puncture a tire, and you can
run a lighter six-ply tire without worry.
TireBlocks are comprised of multiple
specialty foam blocks that sit inside
the tire, and they keep the tire from
completely going flat. You still run a
small amount of air inside the tire or,
if you prefer, you can run no air at
all. More traction is an added benefit
when using TireBlocks.
Our associate editor Colt Brinkerhoff
ran an entire NHHA ATV desert racing
season on one set of TireBlocks while
running zero air in all four tires on his
TRX450R without a failure. Now, even
with these flat-prevention systems,
you can still get punctures in the
tires, and they do add some weight.
But, systems like the TireBlocks will
get you back to your camp or to your
destination with a smile on your face.
Installing them can be tricky if
you’ve never done it. We put together
a 21-step process to help you through
your TireBlocks install. We suggest
that you purchase the installation
tools when you order your own set of
TireBlocks. The Halo assembly retails
for $150 and the Spreaders retail for