Alloy Wheels: Add Style and Performance

One of the best modifications you can make to a stock vehicle is adding alloy wheels.  There is probably no better way to differentiate your car from stock than this simple mod.  If you are looking to add style and rack up some really good performance, alloy wheels make a great investment.

Alloy Wheels

Alloy Wheels and Their Main Benefits
Alloy wheels are usually made from aluminum and other composite metals.  This means that these types of wheels will usually weigh much less than the stock wheels that come with your vehicle.  While you might think that a loss of a few pounds won’t matter- it does.  For those in the know, the less weight you have at the end of your suspension component, the more performance you will gain not only in steering and handling, but braking as well.

Other benefits besides being much lighter than stock components is that most after-market alloy wheels are made for performance, they are designed to give your wheels the best breathing and heat dissipation possible.  If you have high performance (larger) brake pads, alloy wheels will definitely help when dissipating heat, making your car stop smoother and quicker.

Choosing the Right Alloy Wheels
One of the most important things to consider when choosing the right alloy wheels is the fit.  Every vehicle is different, so make sure you talk to your wheel professional on finding the right fit for your specific vehicle.  Make sure your vehicle’s bolts fit with the alloy wheels.  Things to consider are diameter threads and seatings- your wheel professional should be able to give you advice on these items.

While choosing alloy wheels for your vehicle does take a lot of research and thought, the investment in performance definitely pays off.  Besides looking great, a light weight, great fitting pair of alloy wheels will add excitement to your driving.

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