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    i have the 701 trail for about 2 years and i have been down to 8psi and have not had any issues


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    I have never tried to install Method wheels on my jeep before, but I have heard many good things about it. Most friends have said to me that they find the product strong, durable, and cheap. Is it true that these wheels are made in China?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josiah Morgan View Post
    I have never tried to install Method wheels on my jeep before, but I have heard many good things about it. Most friends have said to me that they find the product strong, durable, and cheap. Is it true that these wheels are made in China?
    I think pretty much all wheels are made in china unless you buy custom

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    Method Racing bead-grip wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by Josiah Morgan View Post
    I have never tried to install Method wheels on my jeep before, but I have heard many good things about it. Most friends have said to me that they find the product strong, durable, and cheap. Is it true that these wheels are made in China?
    I run 40” Nittos on mine and have had no issues at all pushing them. I didn’t realize at the time that they were produced in China, but I found later that very few wheels from most of the manufactures are still made state side with trail ready bead locks being one of the exceptions.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wjtstudios View Post
    I run 40” Nittos on mine and have had no issues at all pushing them. I didn’t realize at the time that they were produced in China, but I found later that very few wheels from most of the manufactures are still made state side with trail ready bead locks being one of the exceptions.


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    One of the reasons I bought them this go-round. Just a sign of the times that most are overseas now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wjtstudios View Post
    I run 40” Nittos on mine and have had no issues at all pushing them. I didn’t realize at the time that they were produced in China, but I found later that very few wheels from most of the manufactures are still made state side with trail ready bead locks being one of the exceptions.


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    Here is what Trail Ready’s website says:

    WHERE ARE TR BEADLOCK WHEELS MADE?

    For 18 years, TR Beadlocks wheels were the only cast beadlock wheel made in the USA. In 2017, our foundry partner, AEWC, by this time the last aftermarket wheel foundry in the US, closed its doors. In an effort to keep TR Wheels made here in the US, we poured a huge amount of effort and money into a motorsports/powersports foundry in the Midwest, but ultimately there were not able to meet the volume and quality requirement. Having exhausted the last possible domestic casting situation, we teamed up with MW Wheel. MW, operating as Weld Wheel, has a long history of US wheel manufacturing and also now has an international foot print in the wheel manufacturing business. With MW, we have moved our HD Series wheel to FlowFormed technology, which offers forged rim performance in a cast wheel. The rim is formed overseas and we do the machining along with all beadlock ring manufacturing in house at our facility in Mount Vernon WA. We are the only FlowFormed extreme duty offroad wheel available.

    TR Beadlocks also offers our USAForged model that is 100% USA manufactured, and backed with the same one year warranty replacement warranty.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fiend View Post
    Here is what Trail Ready’s website says:

    WHERE ARE TR BEADLOCK WHEELS MADE?

    For 18 years, TR Beadlocks wheels were the only cast beadlock wheel made in the USA. In 2017, our foundry partner, AEWC, by this time the last aftermarket wheel foundry in the US, closed its doors. In an effort to keep TR Wheels made here in the US, we poured a huge amount of effort and money into a motorsports/powersports foundry in the Midwest, but ultimately there were not able to meet the volume and quality requirement. Having exhausted the last possible domestic casting situation, we teamed up with MW Wheel. MW, operating as Weld Wheel, has a long history of US wheel manufacturing and also now has an international foot print in the wheel manufacturing business. With MW, we have moved our HD Series wheel to FlowFormed technology, which offers forged rim performance in a cast wheel. The rim is formed overseas and we do the machining along with all beadlock ring manufacturing in house at our facility in Mount Vernon WA. We are the only FlowFormed extreme duty offroad wheel available.

    TR Beadlocks also offers our USAForged model that is 100% USA manufactured, and backed with the same one year warranty replacement warranty.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wjtstudios View Post
    Well, there goes that idea


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    Well, unless you spring for the $$$$$ Forged race wheels.

    The ever increasing rules and regulations on industry in this country is the prime cause of most manufacturing moving overseas. The California locations have been hit the hardest, between the labor laws and the air quality rules, it's extremely difficult to operate here.

    The local steel mill just closed down, due to never ending air quality concerns. They spent $50 Million on emissions control a few years ago, then $30 million more a couple of years ago, and now they have been told it still is not enough, and the AQMD wanted additional equipment added that would cost another $30 million or so.

    They decided it was cheaper to build a new one in another state, and closed down. Many leave the country entirely, and it is harder and harder to buy American made parts the to these kind of rules.

    The last few years helped, but the next few will be hard on business in this country, in my opinion, as the rest of the country gets introduced to the California way of regulating things to death.

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    OP, I currently run Method non beadlocks on my truck and had the Method beadlocks on my Jeep and absolutely love them. I would have gone with the same Method wheel in an 8-ug if they had the proper backspacing. I have had Methods on my last few vehicles including my 2500 HD and never once had a problem with them.

    They are a solid wheel.

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