METHOD RACE WHEELS are now locally available through Wheel Gallery, Inc. which has been designated as the official country distributor. A US-based company, Method Race Wheels “designs, develops and distributes high performance wheels and accessories for race and street applications.”

Of note, Wheel Gallery will be the first distributor to make the MR107 Bead Grip wheel available to the public. “This is the same wheel used on the factory Toyota Gazoo Racing Hilux in the Dakar Rally,” said the company in a release. The wheel is said to be the culmination of Method’s years of off-road racing experience and technological expertise to be able to withstand the harshest conditions while boasting a load rating of up to 4,000 lbs.

“Wheel Gallery has proven to be an automotive aftermarket leader in the Philippines and we are excited to partner with a well-known and established brand to bring our industry-leading products to market. Our commitment to customer experience, product quality, and persistent innovation will be represented well through our new partner,” said Method Race Wheels Global Sales Director Matt Harris. “We also look forward to visiting the Philippines soon to explore trails with the off-road community.”

Method Race Wheels prides itself in innovation, and it is bringing this to the fore in its recently patented Bead Grip technology — developed from the demands of off-road racing. Bead Grip holds tires securely in place despite lower pressure as is the usual demand in off-roading. The company said it has tested its wheels fitted with tires boasting as low as 10psi of inflation — even without the use of a mechanical beadlock ring, a first in automotive wheel engineering.

Method continued that the reduced weight over a traditional beadlock wheel “allows for less strain on vehicle drivetrain while simultaneously unleashing more available horsepower to the driver.” Bead Grip products by Method Race Wheels are also safe for on-road vehicles, a departure from traditional beadlock wheels which are off-road use only and require regular maintenance.

Concept One Wheels is located at 318 Santolan Road, San Juan. Its authorized dealers will also get the Method Race Wheels. For more information, visit www.conceptonewheels.ph.