Wheel Options

Wheel Construction

Cast— 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 density) over a gravity cast wheel. There is a slightly higher production cost over gravity casting, but low pressure casting is the most common process approved for aluminum wheels sold to the O.E.M. market. Some companies offer wheels that are produced under a higher pressure in special casting equipment to create a wheel that is lighter and stronger than a wheel produced in low pressure, but there's a higher cost associated with the process. Low pressure cast wheels offer a good value for the aftermarket while still maintaining strength and a lighter weight.

Forged— Forging is the process of forcing a solid billet of aluminum between the forging dies under an extreme amount of pressure. This creates a finished product that is very dense, very strong and therefore can be very light. The costs of tooling, development, equipment, etc., make this type of wheel very exclusive and usually demand a high price in the aftermarket.

Center Profiles

Note: These options will affect the wheel's appearance and shape.

Flat— Flat profile wheels have a flat face overall. The spokes of the wheel is completely flat and does not protrude inwards at the center hub. Flat wheels can still have a lip around the wheel that protrudes outwards, however, the spokes of the wheel will not.

Concave— The face of a concave wheel is designed to have depth, and be three-dimensional. The spokes of the wheel begin towards the centerline of the wheel at the hub. As the spokes move to the end of the barrel, they protrude outwards, towards the edge of the outer barrel. This creates a muscular and aggressive three-dimensional look with the appearance of depth.

Deep Concave— Deep concave wheels have an even more exaggerated look as the center of the wheel is much deeper around the hub. If you put the wheel face up and flat on the ground, the cosmetic face of the wheel would form a deep bowl shape. Most concave wheels will have a very shallow dish or even no dish at all, in order to maximize this curvature.

Hardware Options

Note: These options will affect the wheel's appearance and shape.

Exposed—The hardware (bolts) that help make up the construction of the wheel are visible from the front of the wheel. The hardware is visible around the entire barrel of the wheel. Exposed hardware is no additional cost and come standard in a chrome finish. However, they can be customized to any color for an additional cost.

Hidden—The hardware that holds the wheel together is hidden and cannot be seen.

Finishes

Basic— Standard finishes are a no cost option and can be applied to the wheel center, outer lip, and center cap in any combination to create your own signature look.

Brushed or Polished— Specialty finishes are available as well for an additional cost and include amazing combinations of transparent and candy colors meticulously applied over polishing or brushing.

Colors

We have many color options available which vary based on the wheel finish you choose. If a color isn't listed, we can custom create one to your spec but it is quoted per order and may increase the lead time and price. See the color options →