Choosing The Right Car Rims Replacement For Your Vehicle
- on July 12, 2021
- Categories: News and Resources
How do you pick the best car rims?
You can have the best engines, and the best car accessories, but without great wheels and tires, you’ll have an awful experience with your car. A wonderful car rim gives your car the stability it needs, increases efficiency and helps you steer well when manoeuvring in tight corners.
The wheel that came with your car might have gotten damaged, or you just want to get something new so that your car will look more visually pleasing. And you need a new rim.
You’re wondering, should I go for an OEM rim or an aftermath rim? What should I consider when getting a wheel replacement? How much should I spend on a wheel replacement? What type of rim replacement should I get for my car?
WHAT YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR WHEN GETTING A WHEEL REPLACEMENT FOR YOUR CARWhat qualities should a car wheel have before you drop your money for it? Here are the things you should take into cognizance:
1. What do you want the wheels for?
2. Size or Diameter:
The average diameter for wheels is between 14” and 16”, while some of them are around 20”. For a street-worthy look, having an increased diameter is perfect; but for a better off-road performance and more tire sidewall, decreased diameter works well.
To check for the right size for your wheel, check for the bolt pattern (the number of bolts and the diameter of the imaginary circle they created), and Pressure Monitoring System Compatibility.
3. Offset and Backspace
With car wheels, having the best size fit A wheel’s offset measures the distance between the wheel’s mounting surface and the centreline of the wheel; while backspace is the distance between back edge and the mounting surface. When the backspace and offset are wrong, there is the high possibility of an interference between the body and steering components, reducing the car’s steering radius.
Offsets are categorized in three ways:
TYPES OF CAR WHEELS BASED ON WHEEL PIECE
When it comes to wheel’s type, there are two major types – based on the wheel casts used.
- One-piece wheels: These are wheels made or cast as one piece. One-piece wheels are not as flexible as two-piece wheels.
- Two-piece wheels: These wheels are made from two forged pieces. The centre portion and outer portion are forged differently, and then bolted together. Two-piece wheels are strong, are flexible and can combine finishes and alloys that aren’t possible with one-piece wheels. One major advantage of two-piece wheel is that when one piece is damaged, you can replace the damaged part.
TYPES OF CAR WHEELS BASED ON MANUFACTURING PROCESS
- Cast Wheels: This is the most popular ways manufacturers make wheels. This method involves filling up a mould and allowing it cool. However, there are two are two ways major manufacturers make cast wheels: Gravity cast and low-pressure cast.
- Forged wheels: These are the most expensive way of making car wheels. Forged wheels are forged out of a single chunk of aluminium billet. This method requires less alloy content; Two types of processes of making forged wheels: mould-form forging and machine forging.
- Flow forged wheels: This method uses a hybrid method. A pre-mature cast rim is loaded into a machine that spins it. Flow-forged wheels are 25% lighter than cast wheels
TYPES OF CAR WHEELS BASED ON MATERIALS THEY’RE MADE FROM
There are three main types wheels based on materials they’re made of:
1. Steel Wheels:
These wheels are cheaper, stronger, and the ideal choice for people who want wheels that can withstand harsh winter. Steel wheels are often covered with hubcups.
Advantages of Steel Car Wheels
Disadvantages of Steel Car wheels
2. Magnesium Wheels:
They are produced by casting, and are the most expensive type of wheels.
Advantages of Aluminium Car Wheels:
Disadvantages of Aluminium Car Wheels:
3. Alloy Car Wheels:
These wheels are made alloys of materials, usually aluminium. Alloy wheels come in a wide variety, and have better grip than Steel wheels.
Advantages of Alloy Wheels
OEM CAR WHEELS VS AFTERMATH CAR WHEELS
When replacing your car wheels, you have two options: An OEM – a wheel made by the company that made the original wheel; and Aftermath Wheel – wheels made from third party companies.
OEM wheels are best for replacement wheels because they’re better, last longer and are perfect fits.
However, there are great aftermath wheels that can do just as well as an OEM wheel.