JL Rubicon on Method Wheels...let's see em!

flight4f

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Has anyone tested the bead grip? Curious how well it performed. Going into the winter season it’s common to go sub 10psi
I have the 702's and I run them 10-15psi and not had a problem. Method promotes 10psi on the site. I ran beadlocks for awhile and just got tired of the effort I had to put in to change a valve stem, a dead TPMS sensor, or tire. These seemed to fit my need for a good compromise. The ability to have an up to 40% less chance of these de-beading than a standard rim was all I needed to sell the beadlocks. I'm mindful these are not bead locks however and try to drive according, but I always have a spare and a bottle jack if I do de-bead one. (which has never happened)

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Tdkrum5

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Been deep down this path running 2 bumpstops and 1 bumpstop flexing on a forklift and offroad with 2.5" lift, fender chop on 37s with a 17x8.5 with 4.7 backspacing and a 17x9 beadlock with 3.5 backspacing. Flexing with a forklift/ramp with your wheels straight isnt what I'm talking about. Your pic is simply showing droop with tires straight. Tires clear fine doing that. I'm talking about flexing your jeep with driver side front tire tucked up and then turning passenger or the same on the passenger side. It rubs the inner fender before you get to full lock with 37s. You'll definitely see it with 38s if you wheel it and flex it and turn a decent amount.

Way of life on youtube has excellent videos from last year where he tested clearances on 37s with kmc 17x8.5 wheels with 4.75 backspacing. He ended up adding a 1.75" wheel spacer to add clearance.

My results were the same as him. Another buddy of mine had the same spec wheels with 38s and also added a wheel spacer to push the wheels out for clearance. That's partly why Metalcloak and Rock Krawler recommend 4.5 backspacing or less with 37s and even less backspacing for bigger tires.

I didn't turn full lock wheelin obstacles in pics below and still rubbed the powder coat off my inner liners. Not a big deal...but I wish I had a little less backspacing than 4.75 running 37s.
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What front axle are you running? Gears and lockers?
 

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