Truck Wheels - Truck Rims

Trucks have been basic backbone of the world's workforce for decades. They're big, powerful, and can really get you through the roughest of terrains. But a truck can't do its job without properly functioning wheels. Truck rims need to be replaced if they're bent or cracked for the sake of your truck's life - and sometimes just for an upgrade. Knowing your truck rim options will greatly assist you in this process.

Some of the most popular rims on today's trucks are the one-piece cast alloys. These rims are made of a mixture of metals, mostly aluminum, cast in a solid pattern. They're 1/3 lighter than steel and offer much better road performance. However, alloys won't perform well off-road, so must bigger wheels you'll find (30"-plus, for example) are most likely going to be made out of steel.

Most steel truck rims are created in the same way. It starts with a hard cast hub, with 4, 5 or even 6 holes for the bolts. A spun steel rim is then secured around this with a series of welds. The rim is properly balanced and then given a smooth finish. Although some steel rims are available in silver and chrome, most of those finishes are saved for alloy wheels.

Truck wheels need to be durable and able to carry around weight. You won't find many spoke designs with these rims. They're usually as solid as possible. But that doesn't mean your options aren't varied when looking for replacements. The most important thing to remember is to purchase the same size rims you're replacing unless you're also planning on vehicle modifications.

To measure your truck's rim size, simply measure the width of the rim, excluding the tire and the rim flange. Most mid-sized trucks will have a wheel size of 20" or 24". These sizes are pretty standard. Once you know what size you have and how many lug nuts are used to fasten your wheel, you can then shop around and find a good replacement set.

WheelsRims.net will help you find the right set of truck rims. If you have a larger truck or need to choose a set with more backspace or offset, we can match you up in an instant. Just tell us what type of vehicle you drive and we'll find the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) rims that will make your repairs a breeze.

We sell chrome, silver, gold, custom, and factor rims, as well as wheel covers, headlights, mirrors and other auto parts. Every part we sell is guaranteed to be the lowest price in the industry and also guaranteed to last. We stand behind our quality with a lifetime warranty on everything you purchase.

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