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					Nothing else enhances the look of your car or truck more than custom wheels,
the bottom line is that rims make the look of the car. Within 15 minutes you
 can install chrome mags and the look of your car is totally different, from
 boring to show stopper. Everyone likes the look of aftermarket wheels, but
 how do you choose the right rims for your sports car?

Custom mag wheels are available from so many aftermarket wheel manufacturers
 it is truly amazing and the list grows every year. Some of the most popular
 names include Eagle wheels, Chip
 Foose rims and Weld
 wheels, to name a few. When choosing aftermarket wheels you can get cheap
 prices which sometimes means cheap quality or you can spend a little bit more
 and be 100% completely satisfied with your purchase. You get what you
 pay for, so you have to make sure you know what type of quality you are getting.
 But quality can be very expensive, so can the style of the wheel.

Wheel styles range from regular 5 spoke alloy wheels, to wire wheels, to the
 latest and greatest, chrome spinning wheels that run up to $3,000 per rim.
 Chrome spinning rims are the newest invention to hit the custom car crowd,
 "chrome spinners" as they are called actually spin, even while you car
 is standing still!

Now back to how to choose your rims, if you are looking stricly from an appearance
 perspective, then it's easy, just choose custom wheels that you feel fits with
 the style of your vehicle and your personal preferences. If you want perfornance
 for racing, then light alloy
 wheels are the best way yo go. Steel rims are
 no good, they will only slow your automobile down. Heavy wheels add unnecessary
weight to your car, which in return lower the driving performance.

 If you do lots of city commuting in traffic, then alloy wheels are a great
 choice. Alloy rims actually offer cool air flow over your car's brake system
 which will prevent overheating. Alloy aluminum wheels are lighter than chrome
 or steel wheels you can also improve your gas mileage slightly.

Another tip to help the performance of your auto is to install rims that are
 one or two inches larger than the stock factory wheels. Larger wheels also
 give your SUV truck or sports car a more sporty look and feel. Also make
 sure the custom
 wheels you purchase have a maximum-load rating compatible with
 your vehicle, and you have to find wheels that match the bolt pattern of your
 automobile.
The offset is also very important If you install the wrong offset size, there
 will be problems with the steering and handling of your car, so make sure to
 find the right offset. A sales person at the wheel shop will be able to help
 you choose the right offset for your vehicle, so don't worry if it sounds complicated.

Where can you buy wheels from? You have a few choices here, you can shop at
 the local car accessory store or you can shop online for your wheels. Each
 has their own benefit. If you shop at a brick and mortar store you can touch
 and feel the rims before you and if you have questions a sales person can answer
 your questions. If you shop online you have less help, but the benefit is in
 the savings, you can save hundreds of dollars compared to retail stores. It's
 a give and take situation, if you have the knowledge I suggest you shop online,
 why pay more if you don't have to.

About the author:

Richard Gazzo is a successful writer offering advice on where to buy car
rims, custom rims including chrome
wheels, spinning
rims, wire wheels, car
rims, truck
wheels. Read articles on all brands from American
Racing wheels, Weld, Lexani
and more. reprint permission as long as all link are kept intact.

				
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