View Full Version : New Raceline (Allied) Beadlocks for the JK.

Xtremjeepn-Cole Ford
February 5th, 2009, 07:30 PM
I loved my Allied beadlocks on my TJ. Beat them with zero thought about hurting them.

Also have a set on the Trail Clean up truck.

So I picked up a set of their new aluminum "Raceline" beadlocks for the JK.

They are 17x9.5 with 4" backspacing. Just got them tonight and snapped a couple of quick pics. I will mount them up this week and get back with more pics.



Great location for the valve stem to keep it protected from the rocks. Looks like the TPMS stem will fit in here. (and the cute little sticker will vanish soon too)


Profile shot of the beadlock ring. I ran the Allied Beadlocks for nearly 100,000 miles and never had an air leak or loose bolt because of the shape of this ring.





February 5th, 2009, 07:39 PM
those are gonna look real sharp:thumbsup:

February 5th, 2009, 08:06 PM
Those are bad azz!!

February 5th, 2009, 08:25 PM
Cole, those look wicked, but are they street legal? :flipoff2:

Seriously though, they look good where did you buy them from? Time to buy some BL's for the new rig.

1/4 Eliptical YJ
February 5th, 2009, 08:28 PM
Nice choice, I love mine too:beer:


Xtremjeepn-Cole Ford
February 5th, 2009, 08:31 PM
I'm pretty excited that they are MUCH lighter than the steel versions I ran on the TJ. (and on the trail clean up truck).

Can't wait to mount them.

There are a couple of places I have found online to get them and I'm sure some of the local guys can get them too.

1/4 Eliptical YJ
February 5th, 2009, 08:34 PM
I'm pretty excited that they are MUCH lighter than the steel versions I ran on the TJ. (and on the trail clean up truck).

Can't wait to mount them.

There are a couple of places I have found online to get them and I'm sure some of the local guys can get them too.

I got mine on ebay, NEW for $225 a wheel... What have you found them for?

Xtremjeepn-Cole Ford
February 5th, 2009, 08:36 PM
I see most of them listed for $269 each. (17"x9.5")

1/4 Eliptical YJ
February 5th, 2009, 08:38 PM
What rubber you running on them?

February 5th, 2009, 08:39 PM
I think its funny to have beadlocks and a hard wired Passport on the same rig:flipoff2:

Xtremjeepn-Cole Ford
February 5th, 2009, 08:42 PM

Wouldn't you want your tires to stay on at speed:shrug:

I will be running the Toyos on them that are currently on the stock Rubi wheels.

February 5th, 2009, 08:47 PM
that thing so sweet...:drool:

February 6th, 2009, 07:57 AM
Cole, i'm curiouse, when i ran allied beadlocks, i had CONSTANT trouble with blowing the inner beads, now i realize part of the issue was the fact i had BFG Krawlers, but i was burping air out of them at 12-13psi and kept loosing the bead at anything under 10psi. I've also heard of quite a few people having similar experiences with them on TSL's and Iroks run under 10psi, all of this with the steel allied, did you ever encounter anything like that with the alloy? By the way, those things are PURTY :drool: :hail:

February 6th, 2009, 08:00 AM
Those are Purdy. Go run them hard so you can scrape all that newness off the rings :)

February 6th, 2009, 08:00 AM
sticker says offroad use only your such a law breaker sweet wheels though :D

Xtremjeepn-Cole Ford
February 6th, 2009, 11:03 AM

I've run the Allieds on my TJ and the truck and never had an issue. This is my first aluminum set so we will see.

Xtremjeepn-Cole Ford
February 6th, 2009, 04:53 PM
Mounted them up this morning. Always a chore. Raceline was not nice by shipping them with all the bolts in place. Had to remove 160 bolts just to turn around and install 160 bolts. Not counting the valve cores or the wheel lugs either.

They mount up much easier than the steel sets that I have had. The beadlock surface has a nice centering ring on it for the tire to sit in. You can see how thick the mount surface is too.

I got the factory TPMS stems to work, but they fit in there kinda funny and are not quite as protected inside the tire as they were stock, should not be an issue until trying to run them totally flat.



Sorry, I did not have time to get out and wheel it today, so you will have to put up with a poser shot.



February 8th, 2009, 08:54 AM

Cole you really have to stop posting....you are makeing me think my unimited isnt good enought...

Xtremjeepn-Cole Ford
February 8th, 2009, 10:07 AM
Haha....thanks. I heard your Unlimited is looking pretty sexy these days.

February 8th, 2009, 10:17 PM
Cole, which wheels are those? They have a couple that look similar. Do you expect to have any trouble tearing the bolt heads off? I can't tell how well they are protected.


Xtremjeepn-Cole Ford
February 8th, 2009, 10:26 PM
I ran them on my TJ with MUCH rock rash and never had a problem with bolt head so we will have to see on these.

February 9th, 2009, 09:07 AM
Can you reprogram or alter your TPMS warning system so that it's not giving alarms when you're aired down?

Xtremjeepn-Cole Ford
February 9th, 2009, 10:00 AM
The TPMS shuts off in 4lo. The light will be on, but the alarm goes away.

AEV has a new programmer module that allows for adjustment of many computer controlled parts of the JK including custom settings for the TPMS. Which is great news. The factory 32" tires are set to run at 37 psi and the TPMS set accordingly. The AVE "procal" will let you custom set the threshold.

I much prefer this over just disabling the system.

February 9th, 2009, 10:04 AM
That's a great feature. As I was driving down Vail pass this summer, on the way to Holy Cross, I wish I would have had TPMS. Tire went down, overheated, and came apart.

Thank God for the beadlocks- they kept the tire on the rim, and I was able to pull over and get it changed without any problem. Blowouts at 70MPH can be a little un-nerving.

My TPMS sensor for that trip, JKTODD here on the forum, was driving a little too far behind me to warn me in time that I had a tire going down. Just as he pulled up beside me to let me know what was going on, it came apart......first a smell of burning rubber, then "POW", it let go...I do appreciate Todd's effort, though!!!

A little off topic, but I hope the hijack is OK- if you have a blowout- best is to coast to a stop. If that's not feasable, and it's a rear tire- DO NOT downshift as you slow down- let the front brakes do the work, and only use them as much as you have to. If you downshift, one tire is going to continue to turn, and one won't, and that's not good for going straight.

If it's a front, DO NOT use the brakes- better to downshift to lower your speed, assuming both rears are still OK.

PSA over.

Xtremjeepn-Cole Ford
February 9th, 2009, 10:18 AM
I had a blowout last year in our A6 coming back from NM at about 85 mph.

We checked the pressure before leaving but must have picked up a nail on the way out of town. 90 degree heat cooked the low tire at speed. I could not tell it was going flat because of the cross wind. (just felt like wind). It was a non-issue since I have taught the procedure many times.

TPMS would have been VERY VERY helpful that day.

Some of the JK owners seem to want to just disable it. I think that is a mistake. Too easy to pick up a slow leaking flat leaving the trail and not notice it until it is too late.

Even setting the threshold fairly low (18-25psi) would save you and your tires.

Here is a pic of the tire on the Audi after the blow out. It was the right front at the time. Car was loaded with gear and 4 passengers.


Xtremjeepn-Cole Ford
February 9th, 2009, 08:50 PM
haha......post pics!!

February 16th, 2009, 06:39 PM
Not on the rig yet as it still needs to be finished....but:

Xtremjeepn-Cole Ford
February 17th, 2009, 08:16 PM
SWEET!!!! Looking good!!!!!

July 8th, 2009, 10:48 PM
You having any issues with these at road pressures? I just read a thread on Pirate about a guy busting the beadlock bolts off, and they said the wheels were only rated to 25 psi. You got any issues?

For reference:

Xtremjeepn-Cole Ford
July 8th, 2009, 10:57 PM
They have been great so far and I have beat on them pretty hard.

Xtremjeepn-Cole Ford
July 9th, 2009, 03:33 PM
Just as a follow up. Thought I would toss a couple of these pictures in here so you can see what kind of abuse the wheels have been going through. So far they have not given me any trouble.