Alloy Wheels - Custom chrome alloy rim wheel
Alloy wheels are available for models ranging from BMW, Ford, Vauxhall, Audi and Porsche to Mercedes and BBS brand designs. Learn about wheel sizes, spoke designs, finish options and safety-performance issues.
Major Brands Fit Most Car Models
Alloy wheels buyers are well accommodated by the major domestic and international brands for custom after-market rims and tires . No matter that you drive a VW or you need Mercedes alloy wheels, you can locate online dealers or local distributors.
For budgeting and planning purposes, you can buy cheap alloy wheels which will be 2-piece or 3-piece constructions produced via low pressure our counter pressure cast molding, as compared with the more expensive rims produced via forging.
For example replacement Ford alloy wheels are available in width ranging from 5.5" to over 7". Meanwhile, 4 X 4 BMW alloy wheels are offered in widths ranging from 7.0" to 8.5" on 15" to 18 " diameters.
In the European car segment Audi alloy wheels extend your spoke design choices, offering single spoke rims in 5s, 6s, 8s and in some brands 10s. Similarly, you can extend your choice range by considering split spoke designs, which offer an even more aggressive styling option.
With BSA or BBS alloy wheel brands, you can get highly polished finishes including chrome plating or you can rely upon alternative finishes including silver, aluminium, bronze, gold, graphite, dark gray, amongst other colour options.
Fitments, Balance, Alignment And Safety Factors
Nearly 90% of sedan, SUV, truck, RV as well as camper van owners are drawn to plus-size rims when planning an alloy wheels and tires upgrade. The question is "how big is too big? How do I get the right size?" While technicians are your best resource, you should follow an industry guideline which is that upgraded plus-size alloy wheels and tire diameters should not exceed 3% of the original equipment diameters.
Selecting the correct wheel also means that you must designate whether your vehicle is rear wheel drive, front wheel drive or all wheel drive in order to determine the offset.
Failure to stay close to your OEM specs means that your speedometer and odometer readings will be inaccurate and that your transmission shift point may likely alter due to the increased rotation length carried by your larger rims. Plus-sizing your alloy wheels and tires also impacts your braking system computer and sensors, which potentially could lead to braking failure.