Celebrate 40 Years of BBS Wheels!

In 1970, BBS rolled out their first aftermarket wheels that promised high quality and excellent performance. Today, 40 years later, BBS continues to make those same promises—and drivers everywhere continue to support the brand, making it a true leader in the aftermarket wheel industry. And on the track.BBS has won more races (and in a wider range of...  Read More

Ever wonder why aftermarket wheels are so great?

Visually speaking, the answer to that question is fairly obvious. But there's more to an aftermarket wheel than simply the good looks. Aftermarket alloy wheels produce a number of performance benefits for your vehicle, starting with reduced unsprung weight compared to steel wheels. What is unsprung weight? Any portion of your vehicle not supported by...  Read More

We're not just another tire website.

Tire Rack is your complete source for all things auto tires and wheels. Aside from our collection of rims and tires online, you'll find first-hand product reviews from our sales specialists and Tire Rack consumers alike. We essentially don't hold anything back so that you can make the best purchase possible. And so that you can feel comfortable doing so.In...  Read More

Considering chrome rims?

Chrome rims certainly do make an impression. They're shiny, and have a reputation for making a stylish statement. We put Avarus AV4 chrome wheels on the Lincoln at right, and they're just one of many chrome options we have at Tire Rack.One thing to think about with chrome wheels, and actually any aftermarket wheels, is the need for wheel-specific...  Read More

Consider ASA rims when outfitting your 2010 Audi S4.

The Audi S4 is pretty easy on the eyes, but if you upgrade to aftermarket wheels, it can be even more impressive—and who doesn't like to turn a few heads driving down the road?! We chose a set of ASA wheels for the 2010 above. ASA GT1 wheels, to be specific. At Tire Rack, we work with a lot of wheel manufacturers and ASA always comes through with...  Read More

Bremmer Kraft wheels look especially great on German vehicles.

If you're looking for BMW rims, maybe Mercedes rims, or if you drive a Volkswagen or Audi, you might want to look at Bremmer Kraft wheels as an aftermarket upgrade.Bremmer Kraft wheels are manufactured with strict quality control standards to produce a very reliable wheel. And as your online wheels and tires store, we feel completely comfortable...  Read More

Looking for strength and style? Try MSW rims.

Cutting edge design meets precise manufacturing in a set of MSW rims. No matter what you drive, installing a set of MSW wheels instantly upgrades the style of your vehicle. Check out the MINI Cooper at left. The addition of 17" MSW Type 16 rims makes for an eye-catching, unique twist on an already impressive vehicle. Let it be known, however, that...  Read More

Wheel Clearance = Affordable Wheels

We understand that a wheel purchase isn't always an inexpensive purchase. Though aftermarket wheel benefits are worth every penny, sticker shock still exists. So at Tire Rack, we do our best to help you out whenever possible. And right now, you can find a number of our wheels on the clearance rack. Find wheels for snow tires. Search reputable brands like MSW...  Read More

Looking for SUV rims? Go Platinum.

We recently added Platinum Wheels to our list of premium aftermarket wheel brands. Produced by Ultra Wheel Company, these car and SUVrims will enhance the style and improve the performance of your vehicle.Three styles—Apex, Saber and Widow—come in a variety of different finishes. Choose from hyper black with a machined lip, chrome plated or black with a...  Read More

Aftermarket car rims on the clearance rack? You bet.

Update your vehicle with a set of aftermarket car rims from our clearance rack. Act quick, though—this offer is only good while supplies last.Search by vehicle and look for wheels with Closeout (blue) and/or Special (yellow) prices. And while you're at it, you may want to check out tires. Wheel prices this low make Tire & Wheel Packages even more...  Read More

Check out these Corvette rims.

To drive a Corvette is to believe in the beauty of a high performance vehicle. And at Tire Rack, we tend to think that means you'll also appreciate a beautiful set of aftermarket Corvette rims. Like, for example, the O.Z. Racing Botticelli III wheels featured on the Z06 at right. A polished lip and bright silver finish create a winning look...  Read More

BMW Wheels and More

Pretty cars need pretty wheels. Or, to take it from another perspective—high performance vehicles benefit from aftermarket wheels to enhance tire performance and handling. But still, they do make a car look really good. The 2009 135i Coupe below features 18" O.Z. Racing Allegerita HLT wheels in an anthracite finish. The following BMW wheels will look just...  Read More

You've got the Mustang, now get the Mustang rims.

Ford Mustangs have been rolling down our streets since 1964, impressing us all with their power and their style. Though Ford has made a few improvements over the years, it's as classic a car as ever. Why change a good thing, right? We only disagree with that statement when it comes to the Mustang wheels.It's not that we dislike the Original Equipment, we...  Read More

Best-Selling Truck Wheels

There are a number of performance and aesthetic benefits to installing aftermarket wheels on passenger vehicles—and those same benefits extend to trucks, too. Even SUVs. Aftermarket truck wheels reduce weight, improve acceleration and braking, add rigidity and increase the brake cooling process.And they look darn cool, too. Check out these best-selling...  Read More

Aftermarket Rims vs. Aftermarket Wheels: Is There a Difference?

Many people use these two terms—"aftermarket rims" and "aftermarket wheels"—interchangeably. Same goes for "car rims" and "car wheels." But technically speaking, "aftermarket wheels" and "car wheels" stand correct.A rim is actually one of three parts to a wheel, including the hub and spokes. Sometimes these parts will be one piece, and other times two or...  Read More

Are you driving on high-quality rims?

How do we ensure that you're getting the high-quality rims you expect from Tire Rack?We start by taking a look at the manufacturing process, as it makes or breaks a wheel's structural integrity. There are a number of quality standards (production, quality, dimensions, finish) that aftermarket wheel manufacturers must follow. (Read "Wheel Construction" for...  Read More

ASA Wheels

  For the past 15 years, ASA Wheels have continually proven themselves to be aftermarket wheels of choice. Produced in Asia using the latest manufacturing processes, the ASA name stands for Artisan Spirited Alloy. And that's obviously a reflection of their exotic, elegant and exciting wheel designs. Tire Rack is fortunate to have a long-standing relationship...  Read More

Engineering: How it Applies to Shopping for Aftermarket Car Rims

You can pick a certain look for your vehicle and hope for a perfect fit when you buy aftermarket car rims (more accurately referred to as wheels) or you can use the "Shop by Vehicle" tool on our site. Here's why:Though wheel size, offset and/or bolt pattern are all important, they alone cannot ensure an exact fit. To avoid vibration, wheel/tire interference...  Read More

You say rim, I say wheel; you say tomato...

One of my pet peeves is the modern usage of the term "rim"  to describe aftermarket alloy wheels.  Perhaps this is one of those long standing debates that will never be resolved but it's important to use the correct terminology when discussing parts.  The rim is the outer barrel portion of the wheel where the tire is mounted.  The term wheel applies to the...  Read More