17" Wheel - 17" Wheels - 17 Inch Rims

Looking at your car or truck just sitting in the driveway, there's not much of a story to tell. However, taking your vehicle out on the road is a different story. Your car or truck will speak to you through performance, letting you know just how well it handles and if anything needs to be replaced. With most automobiles, the type of rims you have will change that story completely.

Most cars today use a pretty standard wheel size: 17". This wheel is widely popular on mid-sized models and offers a lot of performance without a lot of wear and tear. 17" rims are made in a variety of ways, but the most popular, by far, is through a process of combining two types of metals (aluminum and magnesium) in what is called an alloy rim.

Alloy rims definitely offer many advantages over steel. While steel may still be widely used, mostly for strength and cost effectiveness, the rims are nowhere near as popular. Steel rims are primarily covered up by hubcaps. They're also heavier than alloy, which limits driving performance and can even cause tire blowouts from overheated brakes. At the very least, steel rims will lead to more frequent brake repairs.

On the other hand, alloy isn't quite as strong as steel, by and large. But what it lacks in overall strength it easily makes up for with pure performance. Cars or trucks using 17" alloy rims can handle much better at higher speeds, and since the aluminum alloy dissipates heats a lot better than steel, braking problems aren't all that common.

When you need to purchase a set of 17" rims, be it for increased performance, better looks or any other reason, your options are virtually limitless. The best option to go for is alloy, but you can always go with steel, and you can even go with carbon fiber (which is more expensive and less sturdy but offers even better performance).

WheelsRims.net carries a wide selection of 17" rims for you to choose from. By selecting your make and model from our site, you'll be able to find the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) rims that will be a seamless fit, or you can go with any style that will fit your vehicle.

Our rims are available at the industry's best prices. We stand behind our pricing options and our quality here. And to prove it, we're offering a lifetime warranty on everything you purchase from us. Whether you need alloy rims, wheel covers or any other auto part, WheelsRims.net has you covered.

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