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Chrome And Alloys
Early cars had steel wheels. This has changed because of weight of steel. Today’s vehicles are designed to be as sleek and aerodynamic as possible. Ask any racer why alloy wheels were developed. The light alloy wheel is an essential part of vehicle safety and performance. These car rims evolved in racing industry as cars needed to be lighter. Alloy wheels, because of their functional good looks quickly jumped into mainstream of aftermarket vehicle sales. There are numerous websites dedicated to magnesium, chrome and silver alloy car rims and wheels.
Chrome, Magnesium And Silver Alloys
Chrome wheel rims have always been popular due to their shiny exterior but other types of alloy rims have appeared in past 10 years. Custom alloy rims include magnesium rims that have been x-rayed and heat tempered to ensure their good looks and durability. Buyer beware however, when purchasing a car rim package make sure that price is not your primary decision making factor.
Many lesser known companies use copy cat technology and do not adhere to industry standards. Ensure that you are shopping at a reputable web site. If it seems to be too good a deal to be true, it probably is. Check out manufacturer’s websites such as Lexani, Giovanna and Sprewell for referrals to qualified sales centers.
Reliable Car Rim Retail Sales Outlets Successful manufacturers of car rims and wheels have one trait in common. Each manufacturer pays great attention to producing a quality product. To participate in motor vehicle aftermarket, it is essential that certain standards be met.
Manufacturers such as Lexani, Weld, Konig and Sprewell strive to provide best quality product available today. In order for a retailer to sell products from these companies, they must hold to guidelines set out by manufacturer. Today, all car rim and wheel manufacturers have websites. It’s a good idea to review them prior to beginning your search for perfect wheel.
Shopping for car rims can be done in three ways:
There are literally hundreds of sites that offer wheel packages and most provide free shipping anywhere in United States. All sites offer packages that include custom fitting four wheel rims, mounting and balancing of four tires and delivery. Lug nuts and other associated items are not included in package but are available at discounted prices.
- In person at a wheel and tire outlet.
- At a vehicle dealership.
- On Internet.
Car Rims Can Be An Expensive Investment
Wheels aren’t cheap by any stretch of imagination. Depending on brand you choose a person can pay as much as $8,000.00 US for a Lexani Big Johnson 27inch package. Giovanna has a package available for almost ten thousand dollars. This package features Abruzzo 26” wheel and tire.
There are packages available from Eagle, American Racing and Centerline that are less expensive. Many of packages available from above companies offer wheels that start at $1699.00.
Though they are less expensive, these car rim packages still provide good looks and functionality featured in more expensive models.
One of hottest trends today for car rims is spinning jewelry. Car rims that include spinners are most demanded item on wheels today. These items cause an optical illusion that wheel is still spinning when a vehicle is stopped at a street light. These wheels are designed to catch eye and keep onlooker’s attention. Some websites describe spinners as being simply stunning. Spinners are available from numerous manufacturers such as Sprewell and Oasis for a variety of prices. Spinning jewelry looks good on SUV’s, jeeps, sports cars and even family car.
Flashy Car Rims – Truly A “Guy Thing”
A term such as “simply stunning” was usually employed when describing dresses, women or shoes. More aftermarket companies are striving to attract a feminine audience to encourage women to purchase their product. These companies are few and far between and for most part, flashy car rims remain a “guy thing”. However if you want to make an informed purchase decision or you simply want to impress your boyfriend with “guy” knowledge, it’s a good idea to do your homework. Ultimately, you’ll be glad you did. Happy motoring.
Lillian Fuller is a talented and successful freelance writer providing tips and advice for consumers about car rims including chrome wheels, spinner rims, custom wheels and more. © 2004 http://www.rims-now.com/