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Discount Tire Direct has the new Trail Series MR701 available!

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15x7 ET+15 5-100 | Matte Black
15x7 ET+15 5-100 | Matte Bronze

Due to website programming delays, the MR701 and the available sizes are not listed on the DTD website, so if you would like to place an order for a set please send us a PM and we'll make sure you're taken care of. Don't forget - DTD also mounts and road force balances all tire and wheel packages for no additional charge and right now a new set of Method Race Wheels qualify for $50.00 OFF INSTANTLY!

What is the MR701?



Method Race Wheels is proud to announce the release of their all-new Trail Series MR701 wheel, set to hit the market late summer 2018. 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.

Below 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.



A high number of wheel failures revolve around the inner lip due to its distance from the mounting pad and spokes making it responsible for sustaining heavy loads without much support. To combat this, we've taken the reinforced inner lip design from our race wheels and applied it to the 701. Load ratings are 2650 lbs for 5 & 6 lug applications and 3640 lbs for 8 lug.



The 701 will include a newly designed snap-in center cap for 5 & 6 lug applications and a push-through option for 8 lug with the same texture.



Sizes offered include 15x7, 16x8, 17x7.5 and 17x8.5 with applications for Subarus and Sprinter vans as well as most trucks, Jeeps & SUVs. Finishes include Method Bronze and Matte Black.

 

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Total tire/wheel newb here but I've seen some Foresters running these MR701's in 15inch. What are the chances the 17inch can fit in my 2018 Forester XT? If not, can someone please explain why they wont fit?

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Total tire/wheel newb here but I've seen some Foresters running these MR701's in 15inch. What are the chances the 17inch can fit in my 2018 Forester XT? If not, can someone please explain why they wont fit?

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Unfortunately the Method 701 wheels don't come in a 17-Inch 5-100 wheel for your Forester XT. You could go with the Method MR502 or MR503 wheels. You can also search the Discount tire website for wheels that fit by plugging in the year, make and model of your car:

Search for Wheels | Discount tire Direct

Please let us know if we can be of assistance.
 

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Darn!! The last picture you posted shows the 17's coming in both 5 and 6 lugs. Is this inaccurate? no longer available?
 

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Darn!! The last picture you posted shows the 17's coming in both 5 and 6 lugs. Is this inaccurate? no longer available?
It's accurate, but the 16-inch and 17-inch 5 lug fitments are for truck/SUV applications such as 5-150, 5-139.7 & 5-127 - just to name a few.

5-100 is only offered in 15-inch currently.
 

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Thanks for that info.

I'll make sure to look you guys up when I decide on what wheels to go with.

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What is the smallest wheel you figure I could fit on a 2019 Forester Limited? Stock is 18".
There were some changes made to the 2019 models (like the bolt-pattern) and right now we show 16-inch being the smallest diameter.

Let me look into this further to see if 15-inch will work. I take it you're interested in the MR701?
 

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What is the smallest wheel you figure I could fit on a 2019 Forester Limited? Stock is 18".
There were some changes made to the 2019 models (like the bolt-pattern) and right now we show 16-inch being the smallest diameter.

Let me look into this further to see if 15-inch will work. I take it you're interested in the MR701?
I am. Yes, the drilling is different. Also the lower tiered Foresters have different wheel/rotor sizes then the more expensive models.
 

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We checked with Method, their 15x7 5-114.3 VT-Spec size will fit. There are some options in a 16-inch size if that would work for you but they are limited.

Please let us know if we can help.
 

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Sorry for any confusion on my part. The Method 701 does not come in your bolt pattern. I was just trying to help with an alternative wheel for you.

Please let us know if there is another wheel that you like. We will be happy to check stock on them.
 

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I think I goofed.....I have a 2018 Forester 2.5i Premium and I ordered a set of MR701 15x7.....and didn’t get to measure them since I am away on business.....to y’alls knowledge will they fit??? Thanks!!!!
 
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