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Frequently Asked Questions | OMF Performance, Riverside

FAQ

Beadlock Questions

These are the most common questions regardings beadlocks.

In many recreational and racing applications, it is beneficial to lower the air pressure in the tires. Lowering the air pressure will cause the contact patch area (bottom, flat part of the tire) also known as the footprint to become wider and larger. This will provide you with better traction, floatation, control, and a softer ride. However, without a beadlock, lowering the air pressure too much increases the chance of popping a tire bead which will, in turn, cause the tire to deflate and possibly peel off the rim. This is known as De-beading. De-beading is a common problem for a wheel utilizing low air pressure without a beadlock.

Aside from the obvious performance benefits of a beadlock, a beadlock also gives you a little added assurance for when you are out on the trail. If you suffer a flat tire and you do not have a spare, a beadlocked rim will help hold the tire on the rim so you can limp your vehicle to a place where you can get help.

For drag racing, beadlocks are extremely useful because they will help keep the rim from spinning inside the tire and they have been known to stiffen up the sidewall of the tire. This means more traction and more power to the ground.
Simply put, a beadlock is a mechanical fastening device that literally clamps the tire's bead bundle onto the wheel rim using mechanical force rather than air pressure. It holds the bead bundle firmly in place even under extremely low air pressure. This is done by machining off the outer lip of the  rim and welding on an inner beadlock ring. An outer beadlock clamp ring is then bolted to the inner ring, clamping the tire's bead bundle between the two halves of the beadlock. Once this is done, it is nearly impossible for the tire to become de-beaded from the rim. Should the tire go flat  from a puncture or sidewall cut, it will remain in place and not de-bead, which in most cases will allow you to still maintain control of the vehicle and often times get you back to your camp or pit.
As with most of our competitors, OMF Performance offers the experience, technology, design, quality, detail & innovation to make a high-quality beadlock. However, what OMF offers above ALL of our competitors is CUSTOMER CARE. We sincerely care about the performance of your vehicle, your needs, and your overall satisfaction with our products. We know you have a choice in manufactures and we encourage you to do your research and choose the product that best fits your needs. If you need additional information or assistance, please feel free to give us a call. We will gladly provide you with the customer service you deserve.

Most wheels are made in such a way that single beadlocks are the only option.  This is especially true with most wheels intended for offroad use.  For some drag race applications double beadlocks are an option.  Please call and speak with one of our reps about wheel requirements for double beadlock conversions. 

Policies & Ordering

These are the most frequently asked questions from our policies and ordering department

We ask that most orders be pre-paid before shipping. Approved payments are: VISA & Mastercard. OMF can ship C.O.D. at an additional charge. All C.O.D. orders must be paid with either a Cashier's Check or Money Order. Open accounts must be pre-approved by OMF prior to shipment. All out-of-country orders must be pre-paid in U.S. dollars prior to shipment.
OMF products and services can be purchased through any authorized distributor or dealer. All orders will be processed in a timely manner. Please ask for a lead time when placing your order. Lead times may vary. All special orders may be subject to a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the cost of the product. Special orders may take as long as 120 days for completion.

All orders will be shipped by the most efficient method available. This is usually UPS. Depending on location in the continental United States, all standard ground shipments may take as long as seven (7) working days. Priority shipping is available at additional cost to the customer.

No merchandise is to be returned without prior authorization by OMF. All returned or refused merchandise is subject to a 20% restocking fee. All returns must be sent back freight pre-paid by the customer unless other terms were arranged with OMF. OMF reserves the right to refuse any product returned for replacement, credit or refund if found to be damaged or in an unsellable condition. You will be notified as to OMF's findings upon receiving said product.

All products sold by OMF carry a 60-day limited warranty to the original purchaser against workmanship and defects. As with all performance products, there is no specified time frame for the continued and successful use of a component. This applies to OMF products as well. Incorrect installation, abuse, accidents, modifications, and normal wear will not be covered by this warranty. Contact OMF directly for further information concerning the warranty.

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