Photography by Jason Stilgebouer (IG: @dustysummit), courtesy of 4×4 sPOD

Looking for a truck to thrash around in the rocks with, Nick Isenhouer acquired a pre-owned 1995 Ford Lightning F-150. To turn it into the rock crawling rockstar Nick desired, he started with a ’95 Ford Bronco transmission swap, upgrade to 2005 Ford Superduty axles, Desolate Motorsports front kit and linked rear with Fox coil-overs on all corners. Method 103 Beadlock wheels on 40” tires ensured the lightning could take on the rocks and KC Hilites lighting allow Nick to see where he’s driving on those night rides. Outside of those upgrades and mods, the truck is essentially stock, including the beloved OBS ’95 Ford Lightning regular cab/ short bed body. The “Miller” Lightning truck even rocks the original engine with over 200,000 miles on it!


WHEELSMethod Race Wheels 103 Beadlock wheel
& TIRESBF Goodrich Baja T/A 40″
CHASSIS1995 Ford Lightning F-150
TRANSMISSION1995 Ford Bronco transfer case & transmission
SUSPENSION2005 Ford Superduty Axles
Desolate Motorsports front conversion kit
Fox front/ rear coil overs & front bumpstops
EXTERIORPeriod correct light bar
OBS ’95 Ford Lightning regular cab/ short bed
4×4 sPOD switches


If you live and breathe for off road racing, the Method Race Wheels 103 beadlock wheel is what you need. Racing down at Baja, the Mint 400, King of The Hammers or Best In The Desert, the 103 is a force to be reckoned with. A truly winning wheel that can be seen on trophy trucks driven by top pros.



Join off-road racer Nick Isenhouer as he dives deep into the science of tire pressure and its pivotal role in off-road performance and safety. Discover why ‘airing down’ is not just a trend, but a necessity for true off-road enthusiasts. With Method Race Wheels, venture with confidence and tap into technology that allows for safer low-pressure rides. Unlock the full potential of your off-road adventures.

Nick Isenhouer takes us through the mechanics of Method Race Wheels Beadlock technology. Hit the toughest trails with the lowest tire pressures, armed with the gold standard of tire security, Beadlock wheels. Unlock a new level of off-road capability.

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