The Method 701 Bead Grip Wheel features a clean split five spoke design. Subtle touches like the debossed Method logo on the outer lip, the channel around the wheel face and the deep bolt circle bowl add depth and character to the wheel.
The Bead Grip® technology allows deflation of tires down to pressures that previously would have required beadlock wheels to make sure tires didn’t debead. It’s advantageous to reduce tire inflation pressure while off-roading to increase a tire’s contact patch surface area for better traction on loose surfaces as well as improve ride comfort by effectively reducing the spring rate of the tire.
The Method 701 Trail Series Wheel for Mercedes Sprinter Vans was designed to be the perfect wheel for overland enthusiasts. The Bead Grip technology allows deflation of tires down to pressures that previously would have required beadlock wheels to make sure tires didn’t debead. It’s advantageous to reduce tire inflation pressure while off-roading to increase a tire’s contact patch surface area for better traction on loose surfaces as well as improve ride comfort by effectively reducing the spring rate of the tire. The valve was strategically placed for extra protection in harsh riding environments.
The Method 701 Trail Series Bead Grip Wheel for Mercedes Sprinter Vans is constructed with one-piece cast 356 aluminum construction with T6 heat treatment. This wheel includes Method’s patent pending ‘Bead Grip’ technology, which engages with tire bead seat for increased grip while running lower air pressures, as well as a reinforced inner lip taken from race wheel design. The aggressive safety hump on the inner and outer bead seat further stabilizes tire and prevents de-beading. Method Race Wheels was created to give to the off road racing community a wheel company that makes wheels specifically for their sport. Every wheel is engineered and designed for its intended use, having been through numerous Finite Element Analysis and field tests. Method Race Wheels have been developed to minimize weight and increase strength. The result is a wheel that is Lighter. Stronger. Faster.
The Method 701 Trail Series Bead Grip Wheel for Mercedes Sprinter Vans is an Official Nomadic Supply Company Product that we use on our own Mercedes Sprinter vans!
BEAD GRIP: HIGHER GRIP AT LOWER PRESSURE. ONLY FROM METHOD.
WHAT IT IS:
Patented 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.
WHY IT’S OFF-ROAD PROVEN:
The integrated Bead Grip grooves, found on both the inner and outer bead seat, engage the tire bead for a stronger hold under extreme side load and lower air pressures. The wheel’s ‘safety hump’ also gets a more aggressive profile which further stabilizes the tire bead in the seat.
Method 701 Bead Grip Wheels for Mercedes Sprinter Vans Features:
- Patented Bead Grip® technology engages tire bead for increased grip at low tire pressures
- Solid A356 aluminum with T6 heat treatment construction
- Classic 8 window design with debossed METHOD logo on face
- Aggressive safety hump on bead seats further prevents debeading
- Reinforced inner lip taken from MRW race wheel increases strength
- Snap-in center cap with embossed METHOD Bead Grip® logo
- Push-through center cap with embossed METHOD Bead Grip® logo for 8 lug applications
- Hub centric fitments for common applications
- Industry’s best lifetime structural warranty
- Super strong 2650 lbs. and 3640 lbs. load ratings
Method 701 Trail Series Bead Grip Wheel for Mercedes Sprinter Vans Specifications:
- Wheel Diameter (IN)17
- Wheel Width7.5
- Bolt Pattern6x130
- Offset (mm)50
- Hub Bore (mm)84.10
- Backside Spacing (in)6.20
- Wheel Weight (LBS)27.9
- Max Load (LBS)3640