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Alloy Wheels - Alloy Rims

Many cars and trucks on the roads today use alloy wheels as opposed to steel. Alloy is basically a mixture of aluminum and magnesium, but can sometimes be all aluminum, as with forged aluminum alloy. They're different from their steel counterparts due to the decreased weight of the wheel. This enables more accurate steering and overall better performance.

Another benefit of alloy is that they deal better with heat. Since they're better conductors, the heat dissipation from braking is improved, thus decreasing the chance of brake failure. However, there are a few downsides to alloy wheels; and moreover, no set of rims is perfect. Alloys are prone to corrosion and can break or bend easier than steel. By and large, it's cheaper to repair alloys than to replace them, but that depends on where they're shopped. Alloys can easily be expensive when buying them brand new.

Alloy wheels are a lot more popular than most people may think. The wheel itself has a shinier finish than steel, so there's no real need to paint the wheel or purchase hubcaps. Alloys are also finished in chrome, silver, gold and other finishes. The fancier finishes are usually reserved for aftermarket choices, however, and will set you back a pretty penny.

Unless you're driving a big rig, a basic alloy wheel is going to be strong enough for your vehicle. Although they can bend and crack, they still perform on equal footing with steel in terms of strength on the road. Alloys are available in the same sizes as steel rims, and for an upgrade, alloy is a great choice.

If you need your old alloy rims replaced or just want to make the switch from steel to a reliable and attractive alloy set, WheelsRims.net is the place to shop. We have an impressive selection of OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) rims to choose from. We also carry other sets of rims, as well as wheel covers, head and taillights, mirrors, and other auto parts.

You're guaranteed to find only the upmost in quality when you shop with us. Every part we sell on site is backed up with a lifetime warranty. That's a feature you won't find at other locations. We also offer the best prices in the entire industry. And with our easy-to-use search features, you only need to tell us what type of vehicle you drive and you'll instantly find replacement rims.

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