The personalized look of custom wheels
When it comes to your vehicle, you like to show off your personality. You’re a bit of a lone wolf, and you don’t like the sound of Original Equipment Manufacturer parts (OEM). So, what better way to add a finishing and personalized touch to your car, truck or SUV than a set of custom wheels? We want to see your individuality flourish. This article will tell you what you need to know about upgrading your wheels.
Get the right application
This one is a bit obvious, but we have to say it: make sure you get the right wheel size for your vehicle. Most wheel manufacturers organize their product lines into car, light truck and SUV categories. You don’t want to fall in love with a set of tires for your car only to realize they’re made for trucks.
Get wheels that fit your lifestyle
Are you a serious off-roading enthusiast driving on a set of Discoverer® STT Pro™ tires? A sports car driver with a set of Cooper Zeon RS3-G1™ tires? A winter warrior plowing through snow with a set of Discoverer® Snow Claw™ tires? Wherever and however you drive, make sure your new custom wheels can handle the conditions that affect your daily drives.
Get wheels that show off your style
One of the best ways to make your wheels your own is choosing a finish you love. While this is a fun process, the language of wheel finishes can get technical. Here are a few common terms to help you out:
Painted Refers to different colors, such as black or gunmetal.
Machined Combined with black or gunmetal, it refers to a polish made from a state-of-the-art computerized lathe.
Milled Unique cuts are made into aluminum, exposing metal and adding dimension to wheels.
Get wheels that fit your budget
Some of the best wheels out there — especially ones with custom designs — can run up to $4,000 for a set. Other less tailored options are out there for as low as $500 a set. Why such a big swing in the price? Here are a few things that usually determine the cost of custom wheels:
- Chrome wheels tend to cost more than painted wheels.
- The type of construction and level of craftsmanship will increase the price.