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New Method 701 street legal "beadlocks"

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by bajakerry, May 31, 2018.

  1. May 31, 2018 at 9:30 AM
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    bajakerry

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    Anybody else see these? I ordered a set, should be in late June.

    Method Race Wheels 701

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    Too often, a top-quality, good-looking wheel that’s race-proven around the globe is hard to find. Method Race Wheels debuted its new 701 wheel at Overland Expo. A new wheel isn’t that exciting, but the 701 is no ordinary wheel.

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    The Method Race 701 wheel is street legal and allows you to run extremely low air pressures for optimal off-road traction. The wheel has some special shapes that Method calls “bead grip technology.” These shapes create a bead lock wheel, without the traditional street-illegal bead lock design.

    The 701s will cost $230 each and will be available in the fall in 16- and 17-inch options for a wide range of vehicles.
     
  2. May 31, 2018 at 9:34 AM
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    Honestly I was ready to pull the trigger on some Ray 10s. Once I saw the new SCS inventory refresh didn't include them I started looking around.
    I figure if I have to wait 2 more months, I might as well get some new tech built in. At least I know Method will have them in stock and I have a decent chance of actually getting my hands on them.
     
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  3. May 31, 2018 at 12:48 PM
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  4. Jul 21, 2018 at 2:48 PM
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    Anyone happen to get these yet? I know they are saying late summer, but was just curious. Definitely like the minimalist non-fake-beadlock style. Also curious about the weight of each wheel.
     
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  5. Jul 21, 2018 at 6:23 PM
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    Not available yet. They say August when I called about 2 weeks ago
     
  6. Jul 31, 2018 at 5:36 AM
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    I just ordered a set of the Method 701's. Lets see how long they take to come in. Also ordered a set of Shrock Works rock sliders. They will probably both take 8 weeks. :)
     
  7. Jul 31, 2018 at 5:45 AM
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    Workin' on it....
    I'm intrigued by these.

    Anyone know the offset/backspace specs?
     
  8. Jul 31, 2018 at 6:25 AM
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    Hail,
    did you order straight from Method? Any updates on arrival times?
    Last time I spoke they said they were "on the boat".
     
  9. Jul 31, 2018 at 1:48 PM
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    0 offset 4.75" backspace
     
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  10. Jul 31, 2018 at 1:54 PM
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    I ordered from VividRacing.com. Believe it or not, 5 minutes ago I got my FedEx ship alert for delivery this Friday.

    This is the exact model I got in Matte Black:
    https://www.vividracing.com/method-mr701-trail-series-matte-black-17x85-6x55-0mm-p-152407907.html
    17X8.5 | 6X5.5 | 0/4.75" Model: MR70178560500 (To be mated with an Icon Stage 3 setup.)
     
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  11. Jul 31, 2018 at 1:55 PM
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    P.S. Though I ordered from Vivid they are being drop shipped directly from Method.
     
  12. Jul 31, 2018 at 3:44 PM
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    Nice looking, new tech wheel. What's up with that lame offset/ BS? 4.75? I'd like these a lot more if it didn't force youto run spacers. 4.5" still seems a bit tucked 4" would be better. Or at least they could offer options.

    Otherwise, I really like what they offer in the way of a bead lock sim, and how they look.
     
  13. Jul 31, 2018 at 4:38 PM
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    This is just the option I wanted. Checkbout Method’s web page for all iotions.
     
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  14. Jul 31, 2018 at 4:45 PM
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    I see now. Cool.
     
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    Looks like 50mm offset is the only other option.

    701.jpg
     
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  16. Aug 3, 2018 at 2:48 PM
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    I definitely got my hopes up. Even though I almost immediately got my tracking numbers which showed a deliver date of today (8/3), they still just show "label created" with zero updates. So nothing has moved at all.
     
  17. Aug 6, 2018 at 8:29 AM
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    Just spoke to Method again today (8/6). They said they still don't have any to ship and neither do any vendors. Looking at mid-september.
     
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    Workin' on it....
    Darn.

    I was hoping these would come in a 4” or 3.5” backspace option.
     
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    This is the details we have as well.
     
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    Have you heard anything about other colors? I thought I saw something about titanium somewhere..?
     
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