For some, the vehicle you drive can mean as much to you as family, and keeping it maintained comes naturally. Keeping your car or truck looking good all the time takes time, and it requires patience and a good eye for detail. Visual modifications to a vehicle can make the world of difference, and if done right, can make heads turn everywhere you drive. Sometimes however, the wrong choice in visual mods can also have the same affect, just not for the right reasons.
Rim choice is one of the biggest decisions you can make as the owner of a vehicle. Get it wrong, and you could be stuck with an awkward looking vehicle for a long time.
Whether you drive a high performance modern vehicle, a classically restored masterpiece, and SUV or a Pickup, buying rims is an investment, it increases the value of your car or truck, and it’s something you want to get right the first time.
Say you’ve been rebuilding a classic vehicle for the last 5 years, weekend after weekend spent in the shed, putting in your blood sweat and tears into a project you can be proud if. Choosing the wrong rims for it could cost you trophies, or even worse… street cred!
Hire a professional
The best way to choose the right rim for your ride is to choose a professional to help.
Don’t lose character
If your car is heritage classic, you probably don’t want to ruin the style and character of the vehicle with a modern alloy or plastic look rim, because it isn’t era relevant. Often you see a car from the 50’s rebuilt to perfection, and the first thing you notice is that the rims look out of place. It can ruin all the hard work put into a restoration. Classic and heritage vehicles used a lot of chrome, and the best way to make chrome look good is to add more chrome.
The same goes for trucks as well. We all love the look of a super tough truck, and what create that image we love so much are not only the performance, but the visual modifications – and especially the wheels. A polished chrome, satin black or machine faced rim in a 22 or 24 inch size can really define a truck.
Quality tires matter
Of course with new rims you need quality tires too. You need to choose your tires based on how you drive your vehicle. If you plan on heading off road regularly, you need to choose the right combination tire for road and off road use, and if you plan on spinning your muscle car around on the track every now and then, a tire that will cater for the high performance engine must be chosen.
Overall, the choice is personal, but the help from a professional can help your vehicle stand out from the rest.
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