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What Type Of Rim Is Best Suited For Your Vehicle
Rims help connect your tire to the wheel hub of your vehicle, and changing out the factory standard rims with something more suited to your style and desires can change the entire look of your car and add personalized appeal to your ride. Choosing the right rims for your vehicle can give your car an outstanding appearance, while also improving your car’s performance and handling.
The material and dimensions of rims can change how your car drives and handles the road. Increasing the width of your rims can mean increased tire contact with the roadway, leading to better road grip from your tires and better handling and steering from your vehicle. Increasing the size of your rims may also mean increasing your tire size, which can be done safely as long as you don’t make an incredibly drastic size change, and you make sure your tire still has enough space to turn without running into the vehicle fender. Installing drastically larger rims and tires can mean slower overall vehicle performance, however, and it can alter the effectiveness of your brakes as well as cause more stress to your vehicle’s engine and drive train. Installing smaller rims on your car can mean increased vehicle handling and turning power, but because of their small size, you’ll also be able to feel each bump and pothole.
Aluminum and steel are the main material options for rims. While both are good choices for your vehicle, their differences may help you to choose between the two. Aluminum rims are actually an alloy mix of aluminum and other stronger metals, whichareless dense than steel. This may help increase your gas mileageover time,as your vehicle will be carrying around less weight. Steel, on the other hand, is heavier and thus has increased longevity and can be more resilient, which is why steel rims are recommended for vehicles that will be used in heavy-duty work or off-road use.
The myriad of rim styles available is nearly endless to enhance the look of your vehicle. To choose the right rims for your vehicle, you’ll need to narrow down your search based on the make, model, and year of your vehicle to find the best fit. If you’re keeping your current tires, you’ll also need to make sure that the rims you choose have the same amount of lug nut holes or bolt pattern as your current hubcaps.
New rims can breathe new life into your vehicle, but choose carefully to help customize and enhance your vehicle, and not cause permanent damage to your car.
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Justin is a certified car nut and writes about all car topics. He has a special interest in performance parts, wheels and rims. Share his enthusiasm at tumblr blog.
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