The options for modding sports cars are numerous, but nothing compares to the selection you have for wheels and rims. Blazing the trail in the aftermarket parts business are the wheel companies. Wheel companies provide two different segments for your sport-compact car. One segment is made up of affordable race inspired “tuner wheels”. The second segment is filled by “racing wheels”, which are performance driven and made for serious on-track competition. Both have their advantages, which is right for you?
The advantages generally result in a higher price tag that only the more serious racers can appreciate. Racing wheels are extremely light; the result of this reduction in weight is less rotating mass and better suspension performance. Racing wheels are made from the highest grades of magnesium and aluminum to prevent wheel flex under extreme use, like hard cornering. Racing wheels are usually made in Japan where the standards for wheel production are much higher. This accounts for the added cost, but when you buy a true racing wheel, such as Velox Performance(TM) Volk(TM). You know your getting some of the best wheels or rims around.
Tuner wheels are best suited for daily drivers that want a racing-inspired look without the higher cost. These wheels are a little heavier so they can withstand the rougher roads without damage. Tuner wheels also come in many different finishes so you can match your rides theme, like chrome, silver, bronze, black, gunmetal, etc. Companies such as Hi-Performance Designs(TM), Konig(TM) and Falken(TM) make exceptional tuner wheels. They are available in many different styles to fit your individual taste. Tuner wheels on your ride will totally update the look of your ride, taking it from a passive import to a “mean machine” in no time.