Understand How to Choose a Suitable Wheel Set
Choose a wheel that suits your driving style and purpose: If it's a purpose build track car - get bigger, wider and the lightest wheel you can find.
Wheels are one of the most popular and oftentimes one of the first items that car enthusiasts mod on their cars. We thought that we’d shed some light on this popular topic to better guide the beginners on this. There’s numerous reasons people mod their wheels, and they basically fall under these 2 main reasons : Aesthetics & Performance.
-They want their cars to look cool
-They want their cars to be unique and stand out from the rest
– They want to reduce sidewall flex from their tires
– They want to fit wider tires
– They want to have less unsprung weight
– They want to increase track width of their car
– They want stronger wheels for competition use
We won’t touch on the topic of Aesthetics as beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, we will however try to explain what are the considerations when choosing a wheel for performance.Choosing a wheel can be confusing to a lot as there’s quite a bit of variations to decide on which we’ll dive straight into :
– Wheels sit further away from chassis
– Wheels sit closer to the chassis
5. Big Brake Kits Oftentimes, enthusiasts upgrade their brakes for better performance or looks, whatever the reason, the wheels also play a factor in the fitting as the brake calipers and discs are normally up-sized as well. Do ensure that the wheel barrel and wheel spokes are able to clear the brakes with extra space to spare. In extreme cases, you might need to get a wheel with a bigger diameter to fit the brakes.
6. Usage and other considerations as with everything, upgrade in moderation, going too extreme will have negative effects to the car and its handling. Check with other owners or the forums online for the optimal wheel and tire spec for your car and its use.
Choose a wheel that suits your driving style and purpose: If it’s a purpose build track car – get bigger, wider and the lightest wheel you can find.
If it’s a daily driver that racks up a lot of mileage – the stock wheel might be a better option for cheaper tire replacement options and you won’t be heart broken if a pothole dents the wheels.The wheel weight is one of those magical things that doesn’t have any downsides from going lighter, go for the lightest wheels that you can afford, you’ll thank us for it later.See you on the roads!