Today, Method Race Wheels introduced its new 706 Bead Grip wheel, a revolutionary design that bridges the gap between conventional street and beadlock wheels. The 706 is DOT-approved and features Method’s patented Bead Grip technology, which provides the ability to safely run lower tire pressures without the stress of a tire de-beading. The wheels, available in bronze or matte black, feature solid A356 aluminum with T6 heat treatment construction and 2,650- to 3,640-pound load ratings.
Method says that the integrated Bead Grip grooves “engage the tire bead for a stronger hold under extreme side load and lowered air pressures. The wheel’s ‘safety hump’ also gets a more aggressive profile which further stabilizes the tire bead in the seat.”
“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.” – Method Race Wheels
The company points to the success of Bead Grip technology in the 2022 Dakar Rally, which was featured on champion Austin “AJ” Jones’ Canam Maverick X3 UTV and Dakar T1+ winner Nasser Al-Attiyah’s Toyota Hilux.
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