Hutchinson Rockmonsters vs Spyderlocks

#3
I am in the same boat on the mopars and huts. I currently have the imitation hut rock monsters because I like the look, but didnt want to spend 2.5 k on 5 wheels. The mopars are nice as well and cheaper I believe. Plus you can start with the cheaper option of imitaion locks/standard wheels, and add the tru lock rings down the road for hundo per wheel I think. But the huts are actually two pieces and make mounting yourself easier. Also I think a true double bead lock, where mopar are only the outer bead. The huts use a inners tube system pressing on both beads. All in preference I guess. I believe this is correct, I could be mistaken.
 
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#4
The Huts are dot legal I believe. Not sure on spyderlocks. Anything with clamp style ring is not dot. I think mopar with true bead rings installed are also not dot legal. Huts are just two piece standard style wheel with a tube inside to squish the inner tire bead to the outer rim bead lip. If that makes sense...? I would just recheck that torque on the lugs holding the two wheel halfs together on a reg basis driving daily though.
I thought spyderlocks are a traditional bead lock style? Not dot legal...?
 
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#5
There is also the option of staun, inner air lock and Coyote internal beadlock systems that allow you to convert a stock or standard aftermarket wheel into a dot style beadlock. Only issue is you drill a hole in wheel for tube valve stem. Once done, no going back. Also prob a little more difficult to install than on the huts two piece setup, which uses the same style inner clamp tube setup as these.
 
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#6
I prefer the design of the Hutchinson rockmonsters In addition to the information above, ex. they are legal, the rockmonsters lock the inner and outter bead. A reason for not choosing the rockmonsters could be the limited size selection, I think they only come in 15 in or 17 in.
 
#7
I prefer the design of the Hutchinson rockmonsters In addition to the information above, ex. they are legal, the rockmonsters lock the inner and outter bead. A reason for not choosing the rockmonsters could be the limited size selection, I think they only come in 15 in or 17 in.

Yes, you are correct. Another preference of rim size. I personally love my 17 x 9 imitation rock monster wheels on 37 x 12.5 combo. But some like the 18 or larger wheels. I just like sidewall and feel that when you air down, hense the need for beadlocks, you want more sidewall to give you more footprint. But to each their own...
I would say that a 15 with 37 seems a little off as well. Too much sidewall. But perfect for 33 or maybe 35. Again, its all preference. Nothings perfect.
A daily driver will want a dot style beadlock though. I however, have been happy with 10-14 psi on non beadlock 17s. No issues yet, but Im not hardcore enough for a requirement of the beadlocks just yet. When I have the cash to blow down the road, I may get myself the rock monsters Ive always wanted and see how much the extra air down capability will benefit my wheeling.
 

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#8
I’m a huge fan of the spyderlocks. Not only for looks but the way the ring is supposed to brace the outer piece of the wheel. I also believe the Huts are more costly to replace the outer lock if severely damaged.
 
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