Mercedes Sprinter Van Method Standard Wheels Black Matte
I haven’t been able to get any dimensions on this product. You wouldn’t happen to know what they are do you?
Sure. We have information from the manufacturer that says that the dimensions are the following: 17×7.5 6×130 50/6.2″.
Which method race wheels are these, specifically speaking?
The official name of these wheels are Method Race Wheels MR301.
How many spokes does this thing have?
We were told that these wheels all have 10 spokes. The uniform spoke number is supposed to improve strength as it relates to the outer and inner rim.
How many casts do those wheels have?
The materials we have about it say that it has a one-piece cast with a 356 aluminum construction and a T6 heat treatment.
What’s the deal with the bead locks then?
They are stainless steel and imitation bolts. They are there to add that rugged style most Sprinter owners are looking for in their wheels.
You said something about those bolts. Let’s say I lose one or something. Can I replace them?
We were told that the stainless steel bolts around the lip are replaceable.
What are the finishes that are available with these wheels?
You can get a machined finish with a clear coat or you can get a Matte black paint also with a clear coat.
I’ve heard that this thing has specific applications for things like cargo vans and trailer wheels. Is that true and what is the weight limits if it is?
It does have specific applications for those types of vehicles. The weight limits are 3000 lbs per wheel.
Wait, wouldn’t the load ratings change if I’m using smaller tires?
You are correct. We should mention that wheel size can affect how much load you should allow on your Sprinter. The range can vary from 2100 lbs to 3600 lbs. Of course, you also have to consider the other factors like lug count when considering load limits.
Does the clear coat do anything for me, functionally?
It gives you protection against corrosion.
How do you install these things?
The manufacturer says that these are easily installed. They are push-through branded hub covers.
What is the brand of these wheels?
The brand is Method Race Wheels.
What is the wheel diameter of these wheels?
The wheel diameter is 17 inches.
If that is 17 inches then what is the wheel width?
The information we have says that the wheel with is 7.5 inches.
So, you say that these wheels are made of aluminum?
Yes. The wheels are made of Aluminum which should give you extra strength and an increased ability to resist rusting over time.
Here’s a thing I’m really confused about because they are attached to my wheels or tires or whatever then are they still able to work with my TPMS sensor?
Yes. They are compatible with your TPMS sensor systems.
Ok, well, where does the TPMS sensor mount then if that is true?
You mount your TPMS sensor to your valve stem mount.
What is the measurement of the backspacing?
The backspacing is 6.2 inches.
What can you tell me about the offset of these wheels?
It is 50.00mm or 1.9685 in inches.
You said that this is a one piece wheel construction?
Yes. This is a one piece wheel construction.
What about the beadlock is it included? Is it functional?
It is a no on both accounts.
What is the lug nut seat style then?
The seat style is conical and it is 60 degrees.
Is it compatible with a hub centric ring?
No. Unfortunately, it is not compatible.
What is the center bore diameter?
It is 3.311 in inches. If you use the metric system the measurement is 84.10mm.
Does this come with a center cap or am I going to have to get one?
It actually does come with a center cap. You do not have to worry about that at all.
So the maximum load rating of these wheels is 3,000 lbs?
Yes. It depends on what wheel size you are using but the maximum amount you can get it up to is 3,000 lbs.
Am I going to get lug nuts with this package?
No. You will not receive any lug nuts with these wheels.
Will I need lug nuts? I mean like small diameter lug nuts?
Yes. You actually will need small diameter lug nuts for this wheel.
How about the valve stems? Are they included?
Unfortunately, those are not included either.
So, is the price listed for one or four?
The wheels are sold individually. You would have to order four of them.
One last question. What is the wheel bolt pattern of these wheels?
The pattern is 6 x 130mm or 5.11811 inches.