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9 Seriously Cool Rims to Take Your Car from Stock to Style

One of the best ways to add style to your car is to buy a great set of rims. Rims bring a uniqueness to your car and are likely to turn heads to your car.

But what are the best rim brands?

After all, you want the rims that are best suited for your car, and that make the best impression.

We’ve looked around and found the best rims for you to consider.

The Best Rim Brands Available

Rims are an excellent replacement for the standard hubcap in your wheels. You want to purchase a set of rims that suit your wheels and your car, and one that can make an impression.

Here are the best rim brands and models available:

1. Volk Racing TE37

This is an all-aluminum forged wheel. It is a robust rim but remains lightweight. The ‘TE’ stands for Touring Evolution. This refers to cars that participated in competitions, and it is these wheels that have contributed to the evolution of rims.

If you want a more lightweight driving experience, while also having a wheel built for speed, this is the first rim to look at.

These are a very expensive set of rims that cost in the thousands.

2. Enkei RP03

If you prefer a minimalist look, you’ll love the simple five spokes on this rim. This is a very lightweight rim and is better for general driving as opposed to racing.

The Enkei RP03 is usually available in silver and due to its minimalist design. It works well with different models of cars. 

These vary in price, usually ranging from $100 to $300.

By the way, if you need a pair of rims that are more affordable and suited for everyday cars such as a Ford Focus ST, you should consider Rotiform wheels.

3. BBS Super RS

If you’re looking to make heads turn, this should be the rim of your choice.

BBS is a German manufacturer specializing in rims. Their rims have been a favorite among many European and Japanese automakers. The BBS Super RS is made of forged aluminum and has an eccentric multi-spoke design. 

These wheels are available in black and silver and are on the more affordable side, usually in the $200 range.

4. HRE Vintage Series 505M

If you want to show off, then the HRE Vintage Series 505M is for you. 

These are large silver rims with a standard five-spoke design. The style can be best described as “old school” and is meant for giving your car the classic look. This is especially a great rim if you are a classic car or luxury car enthusiast.

You may recognize these rims as a favorite for the Ferrari F40. As such, they are not cheap, but if you’ve got a luxury car or a classic car, why not go a step above?

5. Konig Hypergram

Konig rims have always been popular due to their aesthetic, functionality, and light weight. 

These are popular racing wheels that have an appearance that has always set them apart from other racing wheels. The wheels have a delicate look – due to “flow forming.” However, they have a rigid backbone.

The rims are available in a variety of different colors and prices range between $150 and $260.

6. ADV1 Rims – Any Model

This is easily the most unique brand on this list. Instead of the standard spoke aesthetic, you will notice the rather odd-shaped rings that replace the spokes. This may seem unusual at first, but it’s what adds to the appeal of these rims.

But the ADV1 Rims come in many different designs, colors, and sizes. You can find a standard looking rim, or you can go for one that is wild if your car’s personality suits it!

These rims are especially popular among the custom car fraternity. If you are into customizing your car and standing out from others, you may wish to consider an ADV1 Rim.

7. OZ Racing Ultraleggera

If you need a great racing wheel to add to the speed and performance of your car, you should look into the OZ Racing Ultraleggera.

This rim is ultralight and reduces unsprung weight. Additionally, it provides airflow for cooling. 

The Italian wheel is 17 inches high, comes in black, and is one of the more affordable models for racing enthusiasts.

8. American Racing Vector

These rims were always associated with the Dukes of Hazzard. If you drive an American classic racing car, you may well find that the American Racing Vector is best suited for it.

These are best in silver with the multispoke design. They are on the pricier side, in the thousand-dollar range, so they are best suited for serious racing enthusiasts.

9. Minilites

This has been a classic option for British roadsters. While these are no longer in production, you may be able to still find them available for purchase. Usually, a store that specializes in vintage rims will carry these in stock.

These really work on roadsters such as the Miata. As they are a rare commodity, so you can really stand out if you add a set of these to your car.

As they are out of production, they are likely to be on the pricier side.

Unique Wheel Types

Apart from shopping by brand, you may consider looking for a wheel type first.

For example, if you drive a classic Porsche, you may wish to look at the Porsche Fuchs wheels. These are windmill-shaped and are in a five-spoke design. They are now a rare commodity.

If you want to be truly unique, you should look into three-spoke wheels. While these never caught on, they were a favorite amongst models such as the 1993 Dodge Viper.

There are also wire wheels that work best for classic cars. These are multispoke designs that work well with classics such as the 1966 Jaguar E-Type. They also work with a variety of tires such as Dunlops, Daytons, and Borrani’s.

You should ask your local mechanic about the different wheel types available to see what is best for your car.

Get on the Road

Now that you know the best rim brands and unique wheel types, you are ready to get on the road!

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