I have had Method NV's for about 4 years now, I'm in Canada I run on them spring,summer,fall and winter. I have never had a issue with water or dirt "pooling" or stuck in the simulated beadlock. The only thing is the hardware around the beadlock does rust as the zinc plating wears off. I think Method will send you new hardwear for something like 2 years I've heard or you can just send them out to get re-coated. If I was to buy wheels again Method would still be in the running for sure. Hope the helps with you choice!