Method Race 701 Trail Wheels

Method Race 701 Trail Wheels


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Method Race Wheels is very proud of their all-new Trail Series MR701 wheel! 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.

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.

Pictured above 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.

The 701 Trail’s 3640 lb. load capacity (per wheel) is burly enough for heaviest of Sprinter builds. These wheels will certainly widen your vehicle’s track with 50 mm of offset. They’re also compatible with our hub-centric wheel spacers. Good news for those of you looking to give your rig an even more aggressive stance. These wheels measure 17×7.5 inches and are available in matte black & bronze finishes.

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500
Second Generation (NCV3) 2007 – 2018
Third Generation (VS30) 2019+

Fit Notes: Requires aftermarket (cone seat) lug bolts (not included).

  • Load Rating: 3640 lbs
  • Offset: 50 mm
  • PCD: 6×130
  • Size: 17 x 7.5
  • Color(s): Matte Black, Bronze. Custom powder coating available

Interested in a wheel & tire combo? We’ll ship these wheels to you as a mounted & balanced set with BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2’s!

Additional information

Weight 32 lbs
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 10 in


1 review for Method Race 701 Trail Wheels

  1. Mark Orgren (verified owner)

    I purchased five new Method 701 bead-grip wheels from Agile. They installed TPMS transmitters and 275-70R-17 BFG KO2 tires on the wheels for me. I also purchased from Agile the correct black-zinc lug bolts for these alloy wheels, and a kit to modify the under-van spare tire carrier to hold the new larger spare. Agile was a complete one-stop-shop providing everything needed to replace all five factory wheels and tires with these new bead-grip wheels and larger tires.
    The new wheels and larger tires look great. The ride and handling are similar to that with the original equipment, and the tire noise is only slightly greater than with the factory highway tires. Having previously experienced BFG KO2s on my pickup, I expect my 4×4 Sprinter’s mud and snow traction will also be much improved over the factory tires as well. The real test of the wheels will come when I air down for rutted, washboard trails. I understand these Method wheels aren’t true double beadlocks, but I am hopeful that the bead-grip design will keep the tires seated under low-pressure off-highway conditions. I’ll keep you posted!

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