The "Bradley 01" four-wheel-drive wheel from 4x4 Engineering Services was introduced in 1983.
At that time, there were almost only American-made options when it came to 4x4-specific wheels, and they gradually gained the trust of many users, first from maniacal four-wheel-drive freaks.
The Bradley V, which followed, was developed based on a thoroughly function-oriented philosophy, making full use of all the wheel manufacturing know-how accumulated up to now. The high quality and durability provided by the low-pressure casting 1-piece structure is a characteristic of the Bradley V that has not faded at all even today.
When the Bradley V was first launched, it made a big splash overseas, especially in Europe where off-road racing was more popular than in Japan, and eventually, its recognition spread to Japan as well. Automakers such as Toyota, Nissan, and Isuzu also took notice of the Bradley V. The fact that it was chosen as the first external wheel to be installed on the production line also attracted attention.
It is robust enough to withstand international off-road races and trial competitions, and its simple face design that prevents mud clogging during off-road runs also makes it a timeless masterpiece.
We once experienced a major setback. It was in 1988 when we manufactured and supplied special wheels for vehicles that would run in the Paris-Dakar Rally.
The wheels were deformed due to the shock, which was much more severe than expected. We were not able to achieve the results we had expected.
I will never forget the frustration of that moment.
This was the beginning of the long-selling 4x4 wheel "Bradley V," which is still in use today.
This wheel is still widely recognized in the rally scene as a wheel that has achieved an unprecedented level of robustness to withstand rallying and has thoroughly pursued competition performance.
Knurling" is the process of creating a fine, uneven surface on the bead seat of a wheel.
It prevents bead slippage (tire spinning) when a large rotational torque is momentarily applied. The Bradley V series is designed for high performance in harsh off-road environments.
*Applicable models: 6.0JJ, 6.5JJ, inset-5 size, etc. Please check the spec table for details.
In order to simulate the harsh conditions of rallying, we conducted driving tests on a special off-road course in both "flat" and "tireless" conditions. The overwhelming durability of the Bradley series has been verified in real life.
A trial competition in which the winner is decided by clearing a set section within a time limit. The Bradley Cup is one of the most traditional and prestigious races in Japan. The Bradley Cup trophy is awarded only to those who have mastered the 4WD perfectly.
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