Beadlocks are sought-after accessories for the drag racing scene and JConcepts is on-point with the release of the Starfish Mambo beadlock wheel assembly. The 3-piece design pinches and holds the Mambos tire assembly together while providing one of the most scale looks on the circuit. The drag cars turn serious RPM’s, and the tires are under tremendouscentrifugal force while in acceleration. The beadlock setup is constantly under stress to hold the assembly together. The system is recommended only while using 2s power and for normal on-track passes only. *Do not free rev the vehicle while using beadlock wheels.
The Starfish beadlock wheel is a 5 spoke option delivered in time for the most hardcore street racers wanting to run the wider rear tire option. The wheel is designed with a high 3D impression and made from durable proprietary materials. The wide-stance design has a thickness throughout the spoke area but is completely recessed on the inside for weight reduction and engineering returns. The 3-pieces move together like a vice and together with machined and lightened aluminum outer beadlock and inner griping points, mush the assembly together.
The inner ring structure with massive ribs fit inside the tire and provides the main base of the beadlock. The inner ring will seat into the radial openings on the tire located on the inside and outside nearthe bead. The cone shaped portion of the wheel slides in from the inside and the clamping begins once the grip points engage with the tire. On the outside, the bead of the tire sits up slightly above the bolt pattern plane and it’s important to align so the gap is the same all the way around. Add the aluminum beadlock to the outside using the included 3x8mm BHCS to clamp the assembly.
The wheels fit a vast number of vehicles for anyone looking to undertake a Street Eliminator project and accept a 12mm hex drive. Popular vehicles which use the Starfish Mambo wheels include, the Traxxas Slash, Bandit, Rustler as well as the popular line-up of Team Associated short course trucks and now, the purpose built DR10.
The matte black and stealth look give the wheels serious street appearance, the aluminum machined and black anodized beadlook gives class leading style straight out of the package. All the JConcepts wheels help create an ultra-low, wide-stance race car. These new wheels match perfectly with JConcepts Mambos tires (#3117) for the wide-body Street Eliminator look.