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Experience the Method Race Wheels Difference

As fervent racing enthusiasts and participants themselves, the good people at Method Race Wheels go above and beyond conventional industry norms. Their approach involves cutting-edge engineering, rigorous testing, and meticulous data collection to push the boundaries of what's possible in wheel and accessory creation. It's this dedication to excellence that truly distinguishes Method from other wheel companies. The application of their extensive race knowledge is a game-changer, enabling Method Race Wheels to deliver products that redefine performance expectations. Whether you're hitting the track or navigating the streets, Method's wheels and accessories are crafted to meet the demands of racing enthusiasts who demand nothing less than exceptional quality and proven performance.

Race-Proven History

Dakar Proven™

Since its inception in 1977, the Dakar Rally has been the ultimate test of endurance, pushing both man and machine to their limits across Europe, Africa, South America, and the Middle East. Method Race Wheels has not only embraced this challenge but conquered it, earning their wheels the prestigious title of Dakar Proven™. The grueling two-week, multi-stage format and thousands of miles through varied and treacherous terrain serve as the ultimate proving ground for Method's wheels.

Baja Proven™

Baja California, with its beautiful beaches, incredible trails, and amazing food, is a haven for off-roaders. However, it's the unforgiving desert races that truly define the prowess of Method Race Wheels. Enduring multiple days and covering hundreds, if not thousands, of miles through treacherous conditions, competitors from around the world seek the title of Baja Proven™. Method's wheels, alongside the athletes who trust them, stand tall on the podium, showcasing unparalleled durability and performance.

Hammers Proven™

The King of the Hammers, a unique off-road race combining high-speed open desert stretches with razor-sharp rock beds and challenging canyons, separates the contenders from the champions. Method wheels, marked with the moniker Hammers Proven™, have conquered this challenging course where raw horsepower is the key to victory. The short course style start/finish, desert sprints, and rock crawls make it a true test of skill and endurance, and Method's wheels have proven time and again that they can handle the demanding terrain.

Finke Proven™

Heading down under, the Finke, a two-day off-road race in the Northern Territory of Australia, puts Method wheels to the test in the harsh outback terrain. From red dirt and sand to native plants and desert oak trees, this race is a true battle against nature. Method Race Wheels proudly claims the title of Finke Proven™ as their wheels, and the athletes they support, conquer this challenging course, establishing themselves as the kings of the desert. The Finke has a rich history, gaining the reputation as the richest off-road race in Australia. The inclusion of cars and off-road buggies in 1988 added another layer of competition. The rivalry between bikes and buggies for the title of "Kings of the Desert" only intensified, creating a saga that Method has become an integral part of since a buggy claimed victory in 1999.

Featured Wheel Models

Method 305-HD NV Series Wheel
  • Solid A356 Aluminum construction
  • Iconic 12 window design with method logo
  • Unique lip undercut for beadlock style
  • Push through center cap
  • Heavy-duty 4500 lbs. load rating
  • Lifetime structural warranty
  • Sold Individually

Method MR318 Wheel
  • Solid A356 aluminum with T6 heat treatment construction
  • Tough multi-spoke design with debossed METHOD logo
  • Snap-in TOPO center cap with embossed METHOD logo
  • Push through TOPO center cap with embossed METHOD logo for 8 lug applications
  • Hub centric fitments for common applications
  • Industry’s best lifetime structural warranty
  • Strong 1900 lbs. to 3640 lbs. load ratings

Featured Products

Product Name Price Features
Method 305-HD NV Series Wheel $345-$473 Black or Bronze Finish, Beadlock Technology
Method MR318 Wheel $299-$359 Black or Bronze Finish, Beadlock Technology

Beadlock Technology

Unlike traditional wheels relying solely on inflation pressure, beadlock wheels harness clamping force. Tightening bolts thread into the wheel, applying pressure to the beadlock ring, mechanically sealing the tire's outer bead to the wheel. The standout feature? Independence from inflation pressure. For off-road enthusiasts, this means unparalleled advantages. Beadlock wheels maintain a secure seal regardless of tire pressure. Lowering inflation on challenging terrains increases traction, expanding the tire's contact patch on loose surfaces. Simultaneously, the technology diminishes ride harshness on rough landscapes by reducing the tire's effective spring rate. In essence, beadlock technology is the key to unlocking off-road potential. It's the assurance of optimal performance in varied terrains, giving enthusiasts the edge they need for a smoother, more controlled, and thrilling ride. When it comes to off-road prowess, beadlock wheels are the choice for those who demand more from their adventure.

Conclusion

In a world where innovation drives success, Method Race Wheels stands as a beacon of excellence, setting new standards in the industry and proving that true performance knows no bounds. From the Dakar Rally to the challenging terrains of Baja California, the King of the Hammers, and the rugged outback of Australia, Method's wheels have stood the test of time and emerged as champions.

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