Custom Wheel Selection

When choosing a set of custom wheels for your car, truck or SUV remember these five points. (1) You can choose the manufacturer! (2) You can choose the style and/or model! (3) You can choose the finish! (4) You can choose where purchased! and (5) Let the experts choose the size of the custom wheel and tire, the backspacing, negative or positive offset, bolt circle diameter and centerbore.

Your supplier, whether they are local or on the Internet, has the expertise to make the right choice. They have access to manufacturers specifications either by computer programs or printed manuals. However, below are a few technical term and definitions you should be familiar with.

Low Profile Tires – tires that are wider and have shorter but stronger sidewalls.

Plus Sizing – is mounting tires that are wider and have a shorter sidewall on larger diameter custom wheels.

Mounting Surface – refers to the back side of the wheel that touches the disk/drum.

Backspacing – is defined as the measurement from the inside of the rim edge to the wheel mounting surface.

Wheel Centerline – an imaginary line that is equal to both outer rims of a wheel.

Zero offset – means that the wheel centerline and wheel hub mounting surface measurements to both outer rims of a wheel are equal.

Positive Offset – means the mounting surface of the wheel is positioned in front or street side of the true centerline of the wheel.

FWD – Positive offset wheels are generally found on front wheel drive (FWD) vehicles.

Negative Offset – means that the wheel mounting surface is positioned behind the true centerline of the wheel.

RWD – Negative offset wheels are generally found on rear wheel drive (RWD) vehicles.

Deep Dish – another term for negative offset or RWD wheels.

Bolt Pattern – wheels usually have either a 4, 5 or 6 bolt pattern or circle.

Center Bore – The hole in the center of a custom wheel.

Hub Centric – the center hole is precisely sized where it meets the wheel hub and supports the vehicle’s weight.

Lug Centric – the lug nut supports the vehicle’s weight.

Hub rings – are used to center the center bore hole in a wheel to the hub of the drum or disc brake.

Wheel Adapter – changes the bolt pattern of your vehicle’s hub and moves the wheel out. (Not recommended)

The technical terms are many and some are hard to understand. You choose how “cool” your custom wheels look and leave the tech stuff to the experts.

Alloy Car Wheels

Cars have become a very important part of our life. Nowadays, cars have moved away from being just a mode of transportation, and gained major significance in our lives. So, it doesn’t come as a surprise that many people like to decorate their cars with the many car accessories available in the market. These different car accessories make your car more attractive and stylish. There are many accessories that move above than just being style symbols and also serve many important functions. One of such car accessory, which is attractive and effective at the same time, is the Alloy car wheels. Many of us would like to decorate our cars with these wheels.

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If we own a luxury car like a big sports car, or a sedan, then these alloy car wheels become a necessity. A luxury car is essentially incomplete without a good set of rims. The basic reason why people buy these expensive cars is that they want them to be their style statement. But this style statement would not be complete without a posh metallic rim. All of us want that our luxury vehicles look unique amongst the crowd of vehicles seen at the streets. But even if you don’t exactly own Rolls-Royce, you can still get a set of wheels, which complement the beauty of your car.

The alloy wheels fare much better than their steel counterparts. The wheels are much more durable, light weight, and much more stylish looking than the ordinary steel wheels. The alloys used to make these wheels is made from a combination of different metals like aluminum, magnesium, which make it more flexible and strong. These alloys are made after umpteen complex processes. This unique manufacturing process is the reason behind their durability and ability to absorb the pressures associated with a driving vehicle. You will learn by asking any auto expert that forged alloy wheels are stronger and lighter than the cast alloy wheels, even though they would cost you a fraction more than the cast ones.

Another type of wheels is the MAG alloy wheels, which are made from magnesium alloys. MAG wheels are especially used in car races, like the Formula 1 races, as they are very light weight. If you have a sports car, even you can go for MAG wheels because of their performance and style. So, more and more car manufacturers and people are now opting for alloy wheels, not because of their style quotient but also due to their performance. Due to light weight, the vehicles having alloy wheels consume less fuel as compared to cars with heavy wheels. Also, vehicles having alloy wheels will have more handling and more grip on the roads. It also gives a better balance to your car, and can decrease the pressure on the car body and suspensions.

So, you can see that there are many benefits of the car alloy wheels, other than their stylish looks. So, if you want to give a new look to your car, just get a set of Alloy Car Wheels.