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Method Trail Series | MR701

Discussion in 'Discount Tire Direct' started by Discount Tire, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. Sep 20, 2018 at 12:11 PM
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    Discount Tire

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    Discount Tire Direct has the new Trail Series MR701 available!

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    16x8 ET0 6-139.7 | Matte Black
    16x8 ET0 6-139.7 | Matte Bronze

    17x8.5 ET0 6-139.7 | Matte Black
    17x8.5 ET0 6-139.7 | Matte Bronze

    Due to website programming delays, the MR701 and the available sizes are not listed on the DTD website, so if you would like to place an order for a set please send us a PM and we'll make sure you're taken care of. Don't forget - DTD also mounts and balances all tire and wheel packages for no additional charge and right now a new set of Method Race Wheels qualify for $50.00 OFF INSTANTLY :thumbsup:

    What is the MR701?

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    Method Race Wheels is proud to announce the release of their all-new Trail Series MR701 wheel, set to hit the market late summer 2018. The 701's no-nonsense eight spoke design is the perfect option for those looking to get away from the popular simulated beadlock styling. With one-piece 356 aluminum construction and T6 heat treatment, the 701 is exactly what you've been looking for to hit the trails

    Among many features, the all new patent-pending Bead Grip ® Technology is the most exciting. Found on both the inner and outer bead seat, strategically placed grooves are designed to engage with the tire bead for increased grip while running lower tire pressures. In addition to the grooves, the 'safety hump' has a more aggressive profile which further stabilizes the tire bead in the seat.

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    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.

    Below is a cutaway of a tire bead on the 701 where there is clear engagement with the bead seat and the Bead Grip grooves. To the left the aggressive 'safety hump' is further preventing the tire from de-beading and instantly going flat.

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    A high number of wheel failures revolve around the inner lip due to its distance from the mounting pad and spokes making it responsible for sustaining heavy loads without much support. To combat this, we've taken the reinforced inner lip design from our race wheels and applied it to the 701. Load ratings are 2650 lbs for 5 & 6 lug applications and 3640 lbs for 8 lug.

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    The 701 will include a newly designed snap-in center cap for 5 & 6 lug applications and a push-through option for 8 lug with the same texture.

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    Sizes offered include 15x7, 16x8, 17x7.5 and 17x8.5 with applications for Subarus and Sprinter vans as well as most trucks, Jeeps & SUVs. Finishes include Method Bronze and Matte Black.

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  2. Sep 23, 2018 at 11:31 PM
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    PeeDeeTaco

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    Could you dismount the tires from my stock rims and move the TPMS sensor from the stock rims to these ones? Is that included in the price of mount and balance, or is that only for tire/rim package?
     
  3. Sep 23, 2018 at 11:38 PM
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    How much do they weigh?
     
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  4. Sep 24, 2018 at 6:21 AM
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    Hi, myTacomaAccount-

    If you have a Discount Tire store in your area, they can certainly recycle your factory sensors and install them in the new wheels if that's what you prefer. I'm not sure if there is an additional charge for this outside of the normal $20.00 installation FEE so my suggestion is to contact your nearet store directly for details :thumbsup:

    According to the specs we were given, the weights are as follows:

    16x8 = 28.2 lbs.
    17x8.5 = 31.5 lbs.
     
  5. Oct 17, 2018 at 11:43 AM
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    What is the biggest tire that will fit on 17x8.5 stock height, no rubbing, second generation?
     
  6. Oct 17, 2018 at 11:51 AM
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    265/70R-17 :thumbsup:
     
  7. Oct 17, 2018 at 12:17 PM
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    Awesome. Thanks!
     
  8. Oct 17, 2018 at 1:16 PM
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    Happy to help and if we can help set you up with a new combo please shoot us a PM - we'll make sure you're taken care of!
     
  9. Nov 20, 2018 at 8:52 AM
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    Are these available in bronze yet? can't find them online.
     
  10. Nov 20, 2018 at 10:21 AM
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    Thank you for your message. We don't have stock on the Method MR 701 in Bronze but they are available to special order. They cost $194.00 each.
     
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  11. Dec 14, 2018 at 6:18 AM
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    So these are heavier than stock rims it seems :/
     
  12. Dec 17, 2018 at 9:47 AM
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    Thanks--I'm going to keep my eye on these and hopefully pull the trigger in the new year. Birthday is in February!
     
  13. Dec 17, 2018 at 12:31 PM
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    The MR701's would be an awesome Birthday gift. let us know when you are ready. You may want to order them 2 or 3 weeks ahead of time to make sure you get them in time.

    We look forward to helping you soon,
     
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  14. Dec 21, 2018 at 8:17 PM
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    Does the Method 701 16in wheels fit the 2019 Tacoma Double/Short TRD Off-Road? I was told by a sales rep at AutoAnything that Toyotas can only accommodate aftermarket wheels of the same OEM size from only two companies. He went on to explain that since my truck came with 16in OEM wheels, I had to go up to 17in wheels for all other aftermarket wheels. He mentioned something about the brakes being larger on Toyotas. I was getting ready to purchase a set of 17s from them when I came across this thread. I'd like to stick with 16s and run OEM size tires if they'll work.
     
  15. Dec 27, 2018 at 7:31 AM
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    Our apologies for the late reply here!

    According to the dimensions we have, the 16" version clears the brakes. We'll verify this with Method and will report back shortly!
     
  16. Dec 27, 2018 at 7:44 AM
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    -UPDATE-

    Method confirms that the 16" MR701 does clear the 3rd Gen brakes :thumbsup:
     
  17. Jan 24, 2019 at 10:03 AM
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    These still available @ $185 vs the $203 on the website?
     
  18. Jan 24, 2019 at 1:09 PM
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    There was a recent price increase across most wheel manufactures that took effect at the beginning of the year, so the $203.00 is the current price per wheel. As always though, if a competitor has a cheaper advertised out the door price, well do our best to either match or beat it!
     
  19. Jul 14, 2019 at 11:42 PM
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    @Discount Tire I see the $203 mentioned here but $244 on the site. Have they had that much of a price increase the past few months, or is there a forum discount that I missed somewhere.
     
  20. Jul 15, 2019 at 8:49 AM
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    There have been a few price increases from overseas wheel manufacturers this year. Currently the 16x8 6-139.7 Method MR 701 wheels are listed at $244.00 each on Discount Tire. There is a mail-in rebate available if you use a Discount Tire credit card.
     

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