Beadlock Wheels: What they are and how they work

Beadlock wheels are type of wheel that clamps the bead of the tire to the wheel in order to keep it from coming off when aired down in high-stress situations. The device that clamps down on the tire bead is a ring that is bolted to the wheel. This ring applies pressure to the bead of the tire against the wheel.

With beadlock wheels, you can air down your tires on the trail much lower than what is recommended with a standard wheel. Beadlock wheels for your Nissan Truck for SUV can be found at https://ruggedrocksoffroad.com/index.php?route=product/search&search=beadlock%20wheel

Differential Gear Ratios: How to Pick the Best for Your Off-Road Vehicle

When installing oversize tires on your vehicle, you’ll notice that you’ll lose low-end power when towing, taking off from a stop or even on the trail. To regain this power, you’ll need to re-gear your differentials. The formula to figure out ideal gear ratio is stock tire size divided by the stock gear ratio.

This should be equal to your new tire size divided by your new gear ratio. However, this doesn’t account for extra rotating mass of the tire, just the dimensions.

Going strictly by this formula works well for street driven trucks without heavy aftermarket accessories. If you’re looking to get more torque for carrying heavy loads, towing, or if you spend a lot of time on the trail, you’ll want to pick a ratio that is deeper (numerically higher) by one or two available ratios than what the formula suggests. This typically ends up being between 5% and 15% deeper.

We have put together a chart to make things a little easier: https://ruggedrocksoffroad.com/nissan-gearing-chart.html

Once you have your gear ratio calculated, you can get your Nissan truck or SUV gears on order at https://ruggedrocksoffroad.com