Our Method 703 Bead Grip Wheels for Ford Transit AWD Vans are the perfect wheels for the enthusiasts who crave adventure and performance. Method Bead Grip® technology will allow deflation of tires down to pressures that previously would have required beadlock wheels to ensure tires didn’t debead on the trail. Lower pressures also increases a tire’s contact surface area giving you better traction and improved ride comfort by effectively reducing the spring rate of all four tires. Additionally, a reinforced inner lip taken from MRW Race wheel technology was integrated into the wheel to increase strength. The wheels itself is made from solid A356 aluminum and constructed by using a T6 heat treatment construction. The engineers of the wheels even considered protecting the valve stems and placed it in a location to make sure it isn’t damaged on the trails.
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The Method 703 Trail Series Wheel for Ford Transit AWD 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 703 Bead Grip Wheels for Ford Transit AWD 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.
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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.