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Seems like I see just as many trucks without their centercaps as I do WITH them when it comes to Method wheels.

I happen to be considering at some machine finish MR301's for my '14 Silverado.

Are the centercaps chicken-shit? Do they break easy? Of course I'm smart enough to not place my weight on them to gain access to the bed of the pickup.

Thanks for any input.


Also, looking at these wheels in a -12 offset. Wanting to run a 285/65/18. My truck already has a 2.5" level. The resounding answer around the interweb is that they will fit with no issue. If this is indeed the case, then why are so many members only running 275/65's on leveled setups? Just out of curiousity.

Hell, this gentleman managed to clear 305's on method wheels (same size & offset) with only a leveling kit and it looks fantastic.
http://www.gm-trucks.com/forums/topic/160454-my-25-leveld-onyx-black-dc-on-33s-methods/
 

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I was just looking at those wheels the other day, look real nice. I think it's all up to the owner's preference on whether or not to use center caps. Kinda also depends on the wheel.
 

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Who the hell steps on their center caps to get height?
 

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center caps are plastic but the base of them are metal. They're somewhat strong. I've trimmed my caps down to lower the height of them. Otherwise they look like 3500 80s center caps.

I actually have mine off right now but thats not methods fault.
 

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yeah they're very cheap feeling, I wish they were better. They are also not perfectly round and will look a bit off at the base when the wheels are installed.
 

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I never mounted mine. Looks way better on my particular truck without them but it kind of has a raw look anyway. Looks kind of cool if you have aftermarket axles...

Method at one time was hinting at some flush mount caps that they had on their site but then removed the photos. Some ford raptor guys have started machining custom flush center caps but won't make any in our larger bore size.
 

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I like the look of the new design they released this year. The "mesh" as they call it. But everywhere I have looked is sold out in the machine finish. Sure is a great looking wheel. Anyone familiar with a distributor that may have them in stock? Even Method themselves are sold out @ their primary shipping/stocking facility.
 

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18x9 with -12 offset.

Haven't found them anywhere.

Also debating which sized tires to run on them with my level. So many conflicting reports online makes me want to vomit.

I will be sticking with Toyo's as a personal preference. Problem is that my local Discount Tire is not a Toyo dealer. They can order them in. That being said, I would like to tell them the correct size first. Opposed to them ordering a set of tires that will not work for me.

285/65/18 appears to be my best bet with a level. My understanding is that I "could" fit 33x12.50/18's if I wanted to. From what I've read.

But like I said, so many conflicting reports. I don't see why so many 2014 owners are staying with 275's after installing leveling kits. That's a factory tire size on F-150's!

For now I'm 99% on 18x9 -12 Methods with 285/65/18 Toyo ATII's. .
 

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Center caps are Pos . I have them on my prerunner . Before u criticize the rust I know I need to take care of it just been busy . But anyway two fell off on the street in the first week



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Sorry to bump a month old thread but I am one of the guys from the Raptor forum that makes the caps you're talking about. If anyone is interested I can have run of 16 built if you know 4 people that want 6 lug caps. I do all sorts of caps with a buddy that has a CNC machine. I figure out design and dimensions and he does the machine work. I've done Methods, Raceline's and my most recent wheel is the Fuel Trophy. I attached a few pics, PM me if anyone is interested.



 

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It's typically around $200 a set for the Raptor bore of 94mm. I'll find out if it will be more for the larger center bore of the chevy 6 lug
Any update on a price? Ive tried contacting a few hubcap places and nothing that looks good is out yet. Just trying to find out what itd cost to get rid of these god aweful caps.
 

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Any update on a price? Ive tried contacting a few hubcap places and nothing that looks good is out yet. Just trying to find out what itd cost to get rid of these god aweful caps.
$220 since they're larger diameter.

Has he done any for the machined methods? Can he match the pattern?
The machining does look off. The wheels are cast aluminum and the caps are billet. The billet tends to look cleaner. I've never compared them with a clear coat on the caps though...

If anyone is interested or has questions please email me. I don't get over here too often.

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i bought a set of methods two years. Great wheel, only complaint is the center caps. They are thin-ish plastic, definitely don't want to rub them against anything. Mine are in a matte black finish and the center caps scratched just sliding them into the wheels to install and over 50% of the black paint has flaked off on rainy days. LEEH, I'll be contacting you here shortly. Pretty disappointing for a $230 wheel.

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i can't remember if the method center caps are pop on or screw on.

if they are screw on, the only person you can blame is yourself for not screwing them on properly (or whoever installed them)

if they are push through, well those can be a pain in the ass. the plastic will get brittle over time and the tabs will break or get weak. basically its to save costs since that's three less holes to drill/tap on the wheel itself. These types of center caps are basically just wearable parts that have to be replaced over time.


in my 6 years experience, unless you are buying REALLY expensive wheels, all center caps are shit and must be treated as if they are made out of glass. if you take your car to a shop to be worked on, you're better off either removing them yourself before they are worked on and reinstalling yourself afterwards. or you can just let the techs know to be extra careful. We try to be as careful as possible but even then i've been as careful as i could possible be with some and they will literally fall apart in my hands.

generally, all center caps are cheap pieces of shit
 
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