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Aftermarket Wheels

How do you know if an aftermarket wheel meets all those requirements and is of equal or greater quality than the original-equipment wheel? You pretty much have to take the word of the wheel manufacturer and retailer that it does, because there are no enforced regulations covering aftermarket wheels in the U.S.

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Purchasing aftermarket wheels and tires provides both improved traction and transforms the look of your vehicle. Whether keeping your family safe traveling over slippery snow and rain covered roads or to achieve maximum grip and traction at the drag strip, there are many tire options to choose from. Performance wheels provide a unique look to your vehicle, helping it stand out from others.

Buying quality wheels and tires can be overwhelming and confusing. There are many different factors to consider when shopping for performance rims and tires including different brands, prices, warranties, performance capabilities, and much more. Because wheels are often a significant investment, it is important to do your research and get all your questions answered prior to making a final purchase. If you are trying to learn more about JEGS wheels and tires, we can help you along the way. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about wheels:

OEM wheels are made by the original equipment manufacturer and are exact replicas of the wheel that came with your car. Aftermarket Wheels are made by independent manufacturers and made to fit multiple vehicles. Any wheel that is not a genuinely made by the original manufacturer is considered to be an aftermarket wheel.

Since aftermarket wheels are made to fit many different vehicles, they will likely not match the exact specifications needed to fit your vehicle. This can result in a fitment issue when you install an aftermarket wheel on your vehicle.

Manufacturers constantly discontinue their aftermarket wheels in hopes of selling new and different wheels to vehicle owners. While having more options is great, the drawback comes when you attempt to replace your aftermarket wheel.

With the cease in production, you will rarely if at all find these wheels available on the market in new or excellent condition. If you do happen to find the same wheel, the chances are the price will have increased due to the rarity of the aftermarket wheel. Your only other option includes starting over with a new set of wheels.

On the contrary, OEM Wheels are much easier to replace. Instead of buying a new set of Aftermarket wheels, you can buy just one OEM wheel that is exactly the same as the original wheel you are replacing. Since OEM wheels will match the others in your set, you have the option to buy a single new OEM wheel, used OEM wheel, or replica OEM wheel. This will keep your vehicle structurally sound on the road and help you save in the long run.

At what cost though? Aftermarket wheels are often made with cheaper materials for mass production. This leads to a far less quality product compared to OEM or replica wheels. Time and time again, aftermarket wheels have proven to be structurally inferior to their OEM wheel counterparts.

Most aftermarket wheels are manufactured overseas and do not have to worry about matching the same safety or performance specs that OEM wheels must comply with. Driving with an under-spec wheel can be dangerous.

Oppositely, OEM alloy wheels are typically forged with cast aluminum fortified with other metals to add strength. Many aftermarket wheel makers are often not willing to spend the money it takes tocreate a wheel as strong and durable as the OEM equivalent since the turnaround for aftermarket wheels is so high.

OEM wheel manufacturers take the performance and handling of your car into consideration and offer a variety of OEM wheels that will fit your car without sacrificing your safety or performance. Throwing aftermarket wheels on a vehicle that they were not designed for is not only unsafe, but it can also prematurely wear out other important parts of your vehicle including your suspension and brakes. Even if no one gets hurt, poorly engineered aftermarket wheels can do some serious damage to your car.

The biggest con of buying OEM wheels is the price, which is less affordable than aftermarket wheels comparatively. However, you get what you pay for in terms of quality and they can help you save down the road on replacements.

We are almost as adamant against buying OEM wheels from the dealership as we are buying aftermarket wheels! Blackburn OEM Wheel Solutions offers genuine OEM wheels, OEM hubcaps, and OEM Center Caps at a fraction of the price you will pay at the dealership. Many of our OEM wheels are actually more affordable than some of the aftermarket wheels you see online.

We are going to break down a few things in this one. We are going to look at the specs of the TRD wheels, SR5 wheels, and Limited wheels. We are also going to break down a basic overview of bore size, offset, backspace, wheel weight, tires, and most of the basics when shopping for wheels.

The best thing to do is bring this up to your tire/wheel shop and hopefully, they will give you a good understanding. Also, it is not usually recommended to have hub-centric and lug-centric wheels as this will create unnecessary static loads on your wheel studs, however, some will argue the point.

TRD SEMA and Beadlock wheels are designed for perfect braking, maximum stability on corners, and excellent heat dissipation, all the while being lightweight which allows for better performance. When you choose TRD Pro wheels, you are getting a master design and a commitment to quality that goes far beyond appearance.

There are many different ways to make wheels. There are pros and cons to each type of wheel. Whether you are looking at steel wheels or aluminum wheels, you want to note the difference and do your research.

Many people run steelies (steel wheels) and have no problems at all. They actually prefer steelies to allow wheels because it gives them more weight on sleet, snow, and ice. This may very well be true, but I would personally have a lighter wheel, after all, weight is the enemy.

Forged aluminum alloy wheels are stronger and in most cases offer a lower weight than cast alloy wheels, but not always. At the end of the day, there is not a huge difference between the two but some will argue the point.

JNC wheels are a low pressure cast wheels. Low pressure casting uses positive pressure to move the molten aluminum into the mold quicker and achieve a finished product that has improved mechanical properties (more dense) over a gravity cast wheel....

JNC 75mm lug nuts are tapered and often referred to as conically shaped. They are 75mm in length. They are more narrow than your factory lug nuts and will fit in all JNC wheels and most other wheel brands. Each lug...

Popular aftermarket style wheels that fits many different makes and models including Acura, Honda, Lexus, Toyota, Infiniti, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Ford, GM, Volkswagen, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and more. 041b061a72


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