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SCORE Journal-August 2019

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SCORE Journal Annual Wheel Guide The right look and off-road performance for your truck and UTV By Mike Vieria Nothing immediately transforms your vehicle from standard to off-road hero than the right set of wheels. The problem is, however, that not all wheels are made for real off-road abuse. Wheel manufacturers in this category know how to formulate the right design with materials that can take the abuse of high-speed off-road action, offering more than just a visual upgrade. Combined with the right size and type of tire, the proper wheel selection is key to gaining traction and off-road capability. This is why we contacted several off-road wheel manufactures to showcase some of their latest models for both the truck and UTV categories. RACELINE WHEELS www.racelinewheels.com 946BZ BOOST Raceline’s 946BZ Boost Wheel is one-piece cast aluminum with a rugged, stylish design. Available in 17x9, 18x9, and 20x9, in bronze, gunmetal, and satin black finishes. MSRP starts at $248.00. RT-232 MONSTER BEADLOCK The RT-232 Monster Beadlock is an almost indestructible heavy-duty cast aluminum wheel, and offers either a steel or aluminum locking ring. Available in 15x8, 17x8.5, and 17x9.5, with black, machined, or color finish options. MSRP starts at $453.00. RT260 AVENGER BEADLOCK The RT260 Avenger Beadlock is heavy-duty cast aluminum, and comes in 17x7.5 and 20x10 sizes. Finish is all black or machined. Priced at $500.00. RT291 RYNO BEADLOCK The RT291 Ryno (Buggy) Beadlock is a heavy-duty cast aluminum race-winning wheel for the 5/205 early VW bolt pattern. Sizes are 15x4.5, 15x7, and 17x6.5. Finished in gray, black, or machined. Pricing starts at $338.99. METHOD RACE WHEELS www.methodracewheels.com 103 BEADLOCK RACE SERIES Method’s 103 Beadlock Race Series Wheel is race proven in many classes. This 17x9 wheel is constructed of solid A356 aluminum with a proprietary heat treatment and a forged 6061 aluminum beadlock ring with Grade 8 zinc-plated hardware. Reinforced inner lip provides extra strength and durability in extreme conditions. Wheel provides extra clearance for larger brake calipers. Finish is machined aluminum. MSRP is $484.61. 701 TRAIL SERIE Method’s 701 Trail Series Wheel uses Bead Grip Technology to provide a street-legal wheel, bridging the gap between a conventional and a beadlock wheel. It gives the ability to run low tire pressures without risking de-beading. Constructed of solid A356 aluminum with T6 heat treatment and with a reinforced inner lip to increase strength. Available in a variety of 15, 16, and 17-inch sizes. Finish choices are matte black or bronze. MSRP starts at $217.20. VISION WHEELS www.visionwheel.com 354 MANX 2 WHEEL Vision’s 354 Manx 2 Wheel is available in 17x9, 18x9, and 20x9 sizes in 5, 6, or 8-lug patterns. Finish choices are satin black, or satin gray with a black lip. Check local dealer for pricing. 398F MANX FORGED BEADLOCK Vision’s 398F Forged Beadlock Wheel is available in 17x8.5 size in 5 and 6-lug patterns. Finish is machined with machined beadlock ring. Check local dealer for pricing. 412 ROCKER Vision’s 412 Rocker Wheel is available in 18x9, 20x9, 20x12, 22x12, and 24x12 sizes in 5, 6, and 8-lug patterns. Finish choices are anthracite with satin black lip, chrome, or satin black. Check local dealer for pricing. VISION WHEELS www.visionwheel.com 355 MANX 2 OVERLAND WHEEL Vision’s 355 Manx 2 Overland Wheel is available in 15x7.5, 16x8, and 17x9 sizes in 5, 6, or 8-lug patterns. Finish choices are satin gray or satin black. Check local dealer for pricing. MICKEY THOMPSON WHEELS www.mickeythompsontires.com CLASSIC SERIES III The Mickey Thompson Classic III Wheel features an 8-hole design with a highly polished finish with a non-corrosive screw-on center cap and a redesigned smooth outer lip. Available in sizes 15x8 through 17x9. Unique sizing includes 15x12 and 16x12. MSRP starts at $141.99. Dirty Life Race Wheel www.dirtylifewheels.com Theory 9035 The Dirty Life Theory 9305 wheel is a performance off-road and street design that accommodates large calipers without sacrificing the appearance and depth of the wheel. The Theory 9305 is available in a combination of gold, black and gunmetal matte finishers with a matte black lip. The wheel also comes in 17,18 and 20-inch diameters. MSRP N/A INNOV8 RACING www.innov8racing.com G500 and G400 BEADLOCK WHEELS Innov8’s G500 and G400 Beadlock Wheels are constructed of high strength, lightweight forged aluminum in a 17x9 size. Available in a variety of 5, 6, and 8 lug configurations and in multiple backspace/offset options to fit most trucks. Wheels are 100% made in the U.S.A., and have an array of anodized finish colors and ring and cap options. Innov8 offers a wheel refinish program to keep your wheels looking great for life. Beadlock wheels are for off-road use only. MSRP $824.00 to $884.00. INNOV8 RACING www.innov8racing.com G500 and G400 SIMULATED BEADLOCK WHEELS Innov8’s forged aluminum 17x8.5 Simulated Beadlock Wheels offer the look of their racing beadlocks while being street legal and lower maintenance. Offered in 5, 6, and 8 lug versions with multiple backspace/offset options for fitment to most trucks. Available in a wide variety of finish colors and ring and cap options. MSRP $824.00 to $884.00. G500 and G400 NON-BEADLOCK WHEELS Innov8’s forged aluminum 17x8.5 Non-Beadlock Wheels offer strength and light weight with a smooth lip design. Available in 5, 6, and 8 lug versions with a variety of backspace/offset options, and with a wide choice of finish colors. MSRP $699.00 to $759.00. ULTRA WHEELS www.ultrawheel.com XTREME X101 BEADLOCK TROPHY TRUCK RACE WHEEL Ultra Motorsports Xtreme X101 TT Beadlock Wheel is forged aluminum and is designed for Trophy Truck desert racing. Available in size 17x9 with 5 or 6-lug configuration for multiple applications. Finish of wheel and beadlock ring is machined aluminum. For off-road use only. Check local dealers for pricing. XTREME X101 BEADLOCK SHORT COURSE RACE WHEEL Ultra Motorsports Xtreme X101 Short Course Beadlock Wheel is forged aluminum and designed for Pro2/Pro4 Short Course racing. Available in 17x9 size with machined aluminum finish for wheel and beadlock ring. For off-road use only. Check local dealers for pricing. XTREME X111 TRUCK STREET WHEEL Ultra Motorsports Xtreme X111 Street Wheel provides Ultra’s style and quality for on-road use. Available in sizes 17x9, 20x9, 20x12, and 24x12. Finishes offered are gloss black with milled accents and logo, or satin graphite with satin black lip and milled logo. Check local dealers for pricing. WALKER EVANS WHEELS www.walkerevansracing.com LEGEND II CAST ALUMINUM BEADLOCK Walker Evans Racing’s Legend II Beadlock Wheel in 17x8.5” size is high-pressure cast aluminum and drilled to order with multiple lug pattern and backspacing choices. Available in Gun Metal Grey with machined accents or Satin Black with machined accents. MSRP is $415.00. LEGEND FORGED ALUMINUM BEADLOCK Walker Evans Racing’s Legend Beadlock Wheel in 17x8’ size is forged aluminum and available with multiple lug patterns and backspacing choices. Standard finish is machined raw aluminum with polished aluminum beadlock ring. Additional colors and finishes for wheels and rings are available as upgrades. MSRP starts at $750.00. Serious Stuff The latest UTV wheels for racing and hardcore off-roading By Mike Vieria The battle for Baja supremacy within the UTV classes is spawning a multitude of performance products for all make and model UTVs. The increase in speed and capability also adds tremendous forces to the vehicle’s wheels and tires. As a result of UTVs race faster across the Baja desert wheel manufacturers have had to step-up their wheels. Many now accommodate larger diameter tires specifically designed for off-road and racing, and the wheels are much stronger and offer more beadlock models to accommodate lower tire pressures to crawl over seriously difficult terrain. Several manufacturers gave us a look at their latest wheels, that match the needs of SCORE racers and hardcore UTV enthusiasts. RACELINE WHEELS www.racelinewheels.com A71B MAMBA BEADLOCK Raceline’s A71B Mamba Beadlock is available in sizes 14x7, 14x8, 14x10, and 15x7 with applications to fit all current model ATV/UTV vehicles. Black finish with MSRP starting at $165.99. A71MB MAMBA BEADLOCK The A71MB Mamba Beadlock is a machined and black racing wheel in sizes 14x6 and 15x6 with a high positive offset to keep the UTV as narrow as possible. MSRP starting at $205.99. A91 RYNO BEADLOCK The A91 Ryno Beadlock is available in sizes 14x7, 15x7, and 15x10 with applications to fit all current model ATV/UTV vehicles. In gunmetal or black finish, with pricing starting at $205.99 RACELINE WHEELS www.racelinewheels.com RIPPER RT333 DOUBLE BEADLOCK The Ripper-RT333 Double Beadlock Wheel is available in 15x7 size with bolt pattern for all current UTVs, and is also available 5/205 pattern for early VW. Rim shell is reversible to allow dual backspacing of 2.375 and 5.375. MSRP starting at $499.00. VISION WHEELS www.visionwheel.com 356 MANX 2 BEADLOCK WHEEL Vision’s 356 Manx 2 Beadlock UTV Wheel is available in 14x7 and 15x7 sizes with applications for most popular UTVs. Finish choices for the cast wheel are machined or satin black. Check local dealers for pricing. 545 ROCKER WHEEL Vision’s 545 Rocker UTV Wheel is available in 14x7 and 15x7 sizes with applications for most popular UTVs. Finish choices are satin black or satin gray with a black lip. Check local dealers for pricing. GV8BL INVADER BEADLOCK WHEEL Vision’s GV8BL Invader Beadlock Wheel comes in a 15x6 size with a choice of 4-lug bolt patterns. Available in gunmetal gray with machined face and ring or in matte black. Check local dealers for pricing. 551 WHEEL Vision’s 551 Five-Fifty One is a simulated Beadlock wheel with a Lip Armor ring adding color and protection to the wheel. Available in satin black with red lip armor, or with option ring colors of blue, green, or yellow. In sizes from 12x7 through 14x10 in 4-lug patterns. OMF WHEELS www.OMFperformance.com BILLET CENTER SERIES OMF’s Billet Center Wheels offer nearly endless color and style options, along with the strength for tough use with their beadlock design and inner reinforcing ring. Manufactured from a combination of spun and plate aluminum, the Billet Center Wheels offer both light weight and ruggedness. In 14, 15, and 17-inch sizes, and priced from $749.95 to $899.95. FL1 SERIES OMF’s FL1 Series Wheels are designed to provide very lightweight in a beadlock wheel. The 15x8 size weighs just 13 lbs., lighter than most non-beadlock UTV wheels. Available only in 15-inch diameter, in widths from 4 to 16 inches, and in a variety of colors. MSRP is $899.95. HPO-2 OMF’s HPO-2 Wheels are a High Positive Offset 2-piece beadlock design for the Polaris RZR Turbo S and CanAm X3. Available only in a 15x6.5 size with a 6.1-inch backspace and +55mm offset. These strong, lightweight wheels carry an MSRP of $499.95 for machined finish and $649.95 with full color options. SYSTEM 3 OFF ROAD www.system3offroad.com SB-3 BEADLOCK WHEEL The System 3 Off Road SB-3 Beadlock cast UTV Wheel uses stainless steel lug inserts, an industry first for a UTV wheel, 5/16 inch Grade 8 bolts, and a 10mm billet locking ring. The 1500-lb. capacity SB-3 also has a bolt-in center cap and a second set of bolt holes for the locking ring in case one set gets stripped or damaged. The SB-3 is available in 14x7, 14x10, and 15x7 sizes, and in matte black or machined finishes with optional color rings in red, blue, or raw. Prices N/A SB-4 BEADLOCK WHEEL System 3’s SB-4 Beadlock Wheel is a lightweight, aggressively styled wheel with a 10mm billet locking ring and Grade 8 hardware. The 1200-lb capacity SB-4 features a bolt-in center cap and choice of matte black or bronze finishes. Available in 14x7 and 15x7 sizes. MSRP ranges from $150.00 to $165.00. METHOD RACE WHEELS www.methodracewheels.com 401-R UTV The 401-R UTV Beadlock Wheel is a race-specific evolution of the original cast aluminum Method 401 Wheel. Designed to provide optimal handling and feedback, the 15x5 wheel is available in high or low offset versions. Constructed of solid A356 aluminum with T6 heat treatment and with a V.2 forged 6061 ring offering greater strength, less deflection, and easier installation. It includes Grade 8 zinc-plated hardware, and comes in a raw machined finish. MSRP is $301.90 ULTRA WHEELS www.ultrawheel.com XTREME X117 TRUE BEADLOCK The Ultra Motorsports Xtreme X117 True Beadlock UTV Wheel is cast aluminum and comes in a clear coated satin black finish. Available in 15x6 and 15x10 with a variety of fitments for popular UTVs. Check local dealers for pricing. WALKER EVANS WHEELS www.walkerevansracing.com LEGEND FORGED ALUMINUM BEADLOCK Walker Evans Racing’s Legend Forged Aluminum Beadlock Wheel in 15x5.5 is designed to provide the race-proven quality of their 17-inch truck wheels for the UTV market. Standard finish is raw machined aluminum, with options for additional colors and polishing, as well as custom coloring. Available with 4x156 or 4x136.5 lug pattern and 4.75 or 5.5” backspace. MSRP starts at $550.00. LEGEND II CAST ALUMINUM BEADLOCK Walker Evans Racing’s Legend II UTV Wheel in 15x6 size is high-pressure cast aluminum for strength in any situation. Wheels are drilled to order with multiple lug pattern and backspacing choices. Finish is Satin Black or Gun Metal Grey. MSRP is $285.00. LEGACY FORGED ALUMINUM BEADLOCK Walker Evans Racing’s Legacy Forged Beadlock Wheel in 15x15.5 size has a standard machined raw aluminum finish, with options for additional colors and polishing. Available in 4x156 or 4x136.5 lug pattern, with 5.5” or 4.75” backspacing. MSRP starts at $550.00. STI Wheels www.stipowersports.com HD A1 Beadlock This Baja-style wheel was designed for newer and faster UTVs, featuring a 1200-pound load raging. The HD A1 has a 10mm billet beadlock ring secured with 5/16-inch grade 8 hardware and comes in 14x7 and 15x7 sizes with a 5+2 (+40mm) offset to fit nearly any UTV. MSRP from $141 to $154. HD9 Beadlock This eight-spoke design is Baja proven and is the company’s strongest beadlock in their lineup. The HD9 features a 10mm thick beadlock ring secured by 5/16-inch grade 8 hardware and comes in 14, 15, and 18-inch diameter sizes and two finish options. The wheel includes a pre-installed valve stem with black sleeve and matching cap. MSRP $235 (18-Inch)

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