Alloy Wheels

Alloy wheels have become considerably more common since late 1990’s. Now being offered on economy and subcompact cars, compared to a decade earlier where alloy wheels were often not factory options on inexpensive vehicles. Alloy wheels have long been included as standard equipment on higher-priced luxury or sports cars, with larger-sized or “exclusive” alloy wheels being options example of which is the AMG Mercedes Alloy Wheels.

When choosing wheel for our vehicle, we are shopping for aesthetic purposes – attractive finish, light weight, spokes or by brand name.  As a consumer we must also take a look at the most important factor in choosing the quality and nice-looking wheels for our vehicle. It is best to find a lighter wheels that can help improve the handling by reducing unsprung mass or unsprung weight, allowing suspension to follow the terrain more closely and thus improve grip, however not all alloy wheels are lighter than their steel equivalents. Reduction in overall vehicle mass can also help to reduce fuel consumption.  A good alloy rims handles better heat conduction, it can help dissipate heat from the brake, which improves braking performance in more demanding driving conditions and reduces the chance of brake failure due to overheating.

There is a wide variety of aftermarket alloy wheel brands that you can choose from include Koko Kuture Wheels, BBS Alloy Wheels, CEC Rims, American Racing Wheels, Motegi Racing Performance Wheels, TSW for staggered fitment, and a lot more. Most aftermarket wheels are one piece, while there are also the forged wheels, such as Giovanna Wheels. DUB offers a Spinner wheel, the center of the wheel continues spinning after the vehicle comes to a stop, and the Floater, the center of the wheel stays stationary during movement giving the look that the vehicle isn’t moving.

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