New shoes for your vehicle!
One of the best ways to visually transform your vehicle is by installing new custom wheels. There are many different kinds of rims that can be given a wide range of finishes and paint colors to contrast to match the exterior of the vehicle that they are being fitted to. There are also a number of different construction types and sizes that can also improve the overall performance of the vehicle.
One of the advantages that custom wheels provide over traditional aftermarket rims is the fact that they can be designed to suit the customer’s tastes and needs. Companies can paint different parts of the wheel in a wide range of colors to match or contrast the exterior paint scheme of the vehicle that they are being fitted on. These wheels can also be given unique finishes like hand-brushing, powder coating, polished, glossy, matte, or satin. These types of finishes transform the visual appearance of a wheel and can make certain elements stand out.
How it made
Custom wheels can also be made using different manufacturing methods. One of the easiest and most common types of manufacturing is casting. Cast wheels are made when molten aluminum alloy is poured into a mold and left to cool in the shape of the desired wheel. These types of wheels are oftentimes the least expensive and quickest to produce. The other main type of construction is forging. Forged wheels are made when aluminum alloy blocks are compressed using vast amounts of pressure in a press to create the shape of the wheel. The wheel is then cut and finished. Forged custom wheels are usually lighter, stronger, and more durable than comparable cast wheels, but also more expensive.
Custom wheels can also come in a number of different construction types. Monoblock or one piece wheels consist of a single piece of aluminum alloy. Two piece wheels feature a center that is bolted to the outer rim and can be matched with a variety of widths. Three piece wheels are made using a center, outer barrel, and lip, all bolted and fastened together. Three piece rims can be made to offer a variety of widths, sizes, and styles with a single design and offer the most options in terms of customization.