Rims and Tires – Do They Really Matter When It Comes To Car Performance?
If you thought 4×4 Rims are fair tales then think again, Some automobile enthusiasts claim that rims and tires define a vehicle – and if you don’t have a good set that looks nice, your vehicle is worth less.
The rim of the tire refers to what people who know very little about vehicles call the wheel, or more specifically, the ring of the wheel and the center of the wheel that you see in the middle of the tire, upon which the tire is mounted.
Many people care very little for a set that are on their vehicle when it ships from the factory and choose to buy what are known as aftermarket rims and tires in order to spruce up the vehicle’s appearance and customize the look of the vehicle. Beyond aesthetics, certain rims and tires can make a vehicle perform more optimally than others.
Many auto parts suppliers and tire stores will give you a great deals when you purchase your rims and tires together – so if you’re considering changing out your old rims and tires for new ones – be sure to make the purchases at the same time.
Rims and Tires - Make Your Car Stylish
Nothing else enhances the look of your car or truck more than custom wheels, the bottom line is that rims make the look of the car. Within 15 minutes you can install chrome mags and the look of your car is totally different, from boring to show stopper. Everyone likes the look of aftermarket wheels, but how do you choose the right rims for your sports car?
Custom mag wheels are available from so many aftermarket wheel manufacturers it is truly amazing and the list grows every year. Some of the most popular names include Eagle wheels, Chip Foose rims and Weld wheels, to name a few. When choosing aftermarket wheels you can get cheap prices which sometimes means cheap quality or you can spend a little bit more and be 100% completely satisfied with your purchase. You get what you pay for, so you have to make sure you know what type of quality you are getting. But quality can be very expensive, so can the style of the wheel.
Where can you buy wheels from? You have a few choices here, you can shop at the local car accessory store or you can shop online for your wheels. Each has their own benefit. If you shop at a brick and mortar store you can touch and feel the rims before you and if you have questions a sales person can answer your questions. If you shop online you have less help, but the benefit is in the savings, you can save hundreds of dollars compared to retail stores. It's a give and take situation, if you have the knowledge I suggest you shop online, why pay more if you don't have to.
Look around and you will see an increase in custom wheels used on trucks today. Less than 20 years ago trucks were just cargo hauling vehicles. In the early 1900s trucks were used primarily for local wholesale and retail deliveries. Today when we talk about trucks we are talking about light trucks. Light trucks include pickup trucks, minivans and full-size vans, and sport utility vehicles. Twenty five percent or more of all new vehicles sold are light trucks.
There is an huge amount of accessories that allow pickup truck owners to convert their weekday work horse to comfortable, efficient and enjoyable transportation. Accessories like lowering kits, lift kits, tonneau covers and custom wheels. Most of these accessories don't have to be practical, people just want to modify a truck to suit their life styles.
If you have been thinking of restyling your truck lately, start with custom truck wheels. Replacing your wheels will make your truck look sportier while enhancing handling and ride quality when matched up with a new set of tires. We recommend Alcoa wheels, American Racing and Weld wheels for that eye catching look. These manufactures have been stealing the hearts of truck lovers everywhere for years.