If you are looking to ‘pimp that ride’, custom rims and car wheels are a great place to start. They are not very costly, a basic set of 18-inch wheels can be purchased for around the hundred dollar mark, but you will probably have to pay much more than that for a really good set.
Buying Custom Rims
The first step when buying custom rims is to do your homework. Visit a number of tire shops and custom ream websites to see what is on offer, and find out which styles are available. Custom car wheels come in all kinds of intricate designs and don’t need wheel covers or paint. Not only do they look great, but quality custom wheels will also improve the speed and handling of your car because they are most often more lightweight than the equivalent size of normal steel wheels.
You can get two main types of custom wheels – cast and forged. A lot of custom wheels you see on the streets are cast. These are often of good quality and are reasonably priced. Forged custom wheels are of better quality, and they are lighter and stronger than cast rims. That said, it is far more expensive and most popular among fans and wealthy people.
Ensure That The Wheels Will Fit Your Vehicle
Whatever choice you choose, there are a number of things you need to think about before you part with the results of your hard-earned dollars. First, you must ensure that the wheels will fit your vehicle. Special wheels have sizes ranging from 18 “to 24”, so you must choose a size that suits your vehicle. Also, remember that special rims can vary in width. It is also important to find out the weight of your new custom rims, the lighter the better. If they are very heavy they could dramatically reduce the speed, performance, and handling of your vehicle.
Vehicle’s Wheel Drive
Other things you should keep in mind are whether your vehicle is front or rear-wheel drive; the type of tires you want to fit; and the finish you would like on your new custom wheels – plated, polished, anodized, etc.
Quality Custom Rim Dealer
While it pays to do your homework, any quality custom rim dealer on the internet or on the high street should be able to help you choose the right product. If you tell them the model, model and specifications of your car, your preferences and the amount you want to spend, they should get back to you with some suitable advice.