All - New 702 with Bead Grip® Technology

Method Race Wheels is proud to announce the release of the all-new 702. The 702 comes as the second installment in the Trail Series which features our patent pending Bead Grip® Technology.

Bead Grip® technology aims to be the bridge between a conventional street wheel and a beadlock, which is often not legal for highway use. Reducing air pressure in the tire increases traction and ride quality while on the trail. The ability to safely run lower pressures without having to worry about the tire de-beading along with DOT approval will undoubtedly be a bonus to off road enthusiasts.

To really see what this new technology is made of, we lab tested Method wheels with conventional tire bead seats against Method Trail Series wheels with integrated Bead Grip® Technology.  Known as the Tubeless Tire Bead Unseat Resistance Test by the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and utilized the BF Goodrich®  285/70/17 and Toyo Tires® 39x13.5x17. With the tire mounted to the wheel and set to 10psi, the wheel and tire is secured horizontally while a fixed arm comes down and applies force to the tire sidewall until there is a loss of air pressure.


Compared to a wheel with conventional tire bead seats, the Trail Series equipped Bead Grip® wheel and BF Goodrich® 285/70/17  required 22% more force, or 333lbs of force to debead the tire. Step up to the larger Toyo Tires® 39x13.5x17 and the required an additional 40%, or 957lbs of  force to debead the tire.
 

Cast 356 aluminum construction with T6 heat treatment keeps things nice and strong on the 702 with a 2650lb load rating. Adding to this strength is a reinforced inner lip taken from our race wheel design.


Taking a styling cue from its predecessor, the 702 gets away from the faux-beadlock look. A split five spoke design keeps things clean. Subtle touches like the debossed Method on the lip, the channel around the wheel face and the deep bolt circle bowl add depth and character. The 702 includes the same flat snap-in cap found on the 701 with the option to purchase a replacement cap with Method Race Wheels in red lettering.
 

Currently the 702 is offered in 17x8.5 with a 0mm offset (4.75” backspace) with hub-centric fitments for common 5 and 6 lug applications.

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Method Race Wheels designs, develops and distributes high performance wheels and accessories for race and street applications. These products represent our commitment to quality, driven by the high standards of performance.
 
As racing enthusiasts and participants, we are driven to look beyond conventional ideas of industry standards. Engineering, rigorous testing, data collection and proven performance redefines what is possible in the creation of our wheels and accessories. The application of our race knowledge separates us from other wheel companies.
 
Method Race Wheels is committed to bring you the finest quality products with the most complete line-up of off road race wheels for trucks, buggies, rock crawlers, short course, rally, and UTV’s, as well as street wheels for truck, Jeep, and SUV applications. We pride ourselves on providing these products to our customers with fast and friendly service that you can count on.
 
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1 Response

Kenneth J Pugliese
Kenneth J Pugliese

February 03, 2019

Do you make the 702 In a 8 lug?

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