Runflating insert is the core of the Tactical Wheel.
Our RFI Runflating inserts are made in special processed composite created and manufactured by Westley UK. This process works like a hot forging process. It is a guarantee of solidity, lack of gap, frictional resistance
Our RFI Beadlock is designed and manufactured in accordance with the same concept.
In add to its main qualities, material is "intelligent": in case of extreme conditions (for example fast running on bitume in runflating mode) composite changes and creates an "autowelding effect". The three parts are welded together in order to create a monolithic structure, insensitive or less sensitive to heat, shock, impact, percussion, bullet or friction. Shooting connectors is possible without damages.
RFI runflating inserts are the only systems offering possibility to drive without tires, or when tires are full damaged..
Beadlock function is full integrated, and is efficient
thanks to the rigidity of the insert. This can compensate a little for the lack of rigidity of a steel rim, for example.
Comparing with rubber inserts, main assets are reduction of heat when runflating (no friction rubber/rubber), easy to mount, economy changing by only one segment if needed, no natural aging.
Comparing with plastic inserts, main assets are cold resistance, no tire shearing when runflating, best ballistic and shrapnel resistance, shocks resistance
We offer two ranges of inserts: “Security” for stock vehicles and light runflating preferentially on road, and “Military” for armies and special forces, using in the worse off-road conditions. “Security” systems (see also the RFI Dynamic range) can be fitted on to any single piece wheel and can be supplied separately or fitted onto wheels and tyres. “Military” inserts (see also the RFI Static range) needs a two parts steel or aluminium rim.