Industry’s 12 Best Custom Wheels

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You need wheels to get your ride moving. So you might as well get the best-looking custom wheels you can get your hands on.

The problem is that you’ll face such a huge selection of cool wheels that you won’t know where to start looking.

Don’t be overwhelmed by all of the choices. This guide will help you figure it all out.


Consider this…

There are a few things you need to consider to make it easier to choose the best wheels for your ride.

The first is to decide on what style you like. To make this very simple, think of all wheels as fitting into one of two basic styles: thick and blocky wheels vs. sleek, low-profile wheels. You’re probably drawn to one of the two already.

As a general rule, sleek wheels with thin spokes radiating from a single center point will look best on a car, while truck wheels need to look rougher and tougher.

You’ll also have to choose the wheels’ color. In most cases your choice will be limited to black or chrome, or shades of the two. But if you really want something that stands out you can opt for other metallic options.

The next step is to figure out the correct wheel size. In most cases, wheels are universal, but you still need to match the wheel’s diameter, width and bolt pattern to ensure they’ll fit your vehicle’s wheels properly.

And don’t overlook the fact the size of your wheels will directly impact your choice of tires.

Finally, think about any other features or accessories you’ll want for your new wheels. Keep in mind that most wheels come without center caps, so you may need to purchase them separately. You may also want to add custom lug nuts or lug nut covers, valve caps and other accessories to complete the look of your new wheels.


The Industry's Top Custom Wheels

Check out this list of the industry's best custom wheels to compare popular options and narrow down your search.

1. American Racing
American Racing is a truly classic American wheel brand. The company was founded in the 1950s during the muscle car era, by the famous drag racer Romeo Palamides. Romeo designed several wheels for high performance dragsters which gave him the idea to take his experience and know-how to the consumer market. This brand is best known for its emblematic wheels, including the Torq Thrust, Baja, Libre, 200S, and LeMans. The Torq Thrust is recognized as the most famous muscle car wheel of all time. In fact, this wheel was so cutting edge for its time that many credit it with starting the whole aftermarket wheel industry!

Torq Thrust II Rims ATX Series Ledge Rims Maverick Rims
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One piece aluminum construction and five spoke design. One piece aluminum construction and eight spoke design. One piece aluminum construction and five spoke design.
Price: from $278.22
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2. Dick Cepek
The company was founded in 1958 by outdoorsman and off-roader Dick Cepek, who couldn't find truck tires that performed well in an off-road environment. This pushed him to develop his own and shared them with his friends. The brand is recognized as the true innovator of the original adventure tire. The company's wheels represent this same adventure spirit. The premium wheels are designed for the truck, Jeep, SUV and 4×4 owner who enjoys driving in off the road. Dick Cepek wheels are extremely durable and stand out from the pack with their generous warranty.

DC-2 Series Wheels Torque Wheels Gun Metal 7 Wheels
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Coated with a UV-resistant clear coat for protection against harsh climates and easier product care. Higher offset, extra brake caliper clearance, and complete factory TPMS functionality. Unique machined aluminum gun metal gray finish, and awesome 7-spoke design!
Price: from $176.73
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3. KMC
KMC Wheels was founded in 1982. At first it solely manufactured steel wheels, but has since expanded its product line with a variety of high quality, light alloy wheels. The brand's durable, high-performance products have an unmatched look which attracts drivers all over the world. KMC makes gorgeous wheels that fit trucks, SUVs and passenger cars. The company's experience in off-road racing guarantees their wheel's superior endurance. KMC also offers beautiful, sleek wheels which are ideal for passenger cars and SUVs.

XD Series Rockstar Rims XD Series Hoss Rims XD Series Riot Rims
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One-piece aluminum construction and five spoke design. One-piece cast construction and machined face makes them ideal for racing. One-piece cast construction and renowned KMC off-road design.
Price: from $292.37
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4. Vossen
Vossen Wheels is a distributor of high-end, luxury chrome wheels for Mercedes, BMW, Lexus, Bentley, Land Rover, and Porsche Rims. Every Vossen wheel is put through the highest standard in testing and quality control. The wheels are the ideal accessory for those who are looking to stand out in a crowd. With over 25 years of experience, Vossen manufactures its wheels with tire pressure sensor compatibility and clearance for most high performance brake upgrades.

VVSCV3 Series Rims VVSCV1 Series Rims VVSCV7 Series Rims
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Made from the highest quality aluminum, offering tire pressure sensor compatibility and clearance for most high performance brake upgrades. Made from the highest quality aluminum, offering tire pressure sensor compatibility and clearance for most high performance brake upgrades. Made from the highest quality aluminum, offering tire pressure sensor compatibility and clearance for most high performance brake upgrades.
Price: from $302.80
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5. Helo
Thanks to their great experience, Helo''s skilled engineers construct and develop only the highesy performance wheels. Helo wheels are manufactured using a special casting process to guarantee product longevity. These wheels also feature an innovative design that protects the lips from braking or folding. Helo wheels are available in a chrome or black finish. These magnificent wheels are not only chic, but are also very strong and enduring -– they will serve you well for a very long time while turning every head on the street!

HE878 Series Rims HE875 Series Rims HE866 Series Rims
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High grade 1-piece cast wheels with machined face. High grade 1-piece cast chrome wheels with gloss black inserts. High grade 1-piece cast gloss black wheels with chrome inserts.
Price: from $233.24
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6. Moto Metal
Moto Metal wheels are inspired by Southern California Motocross Culture. The brand is well known for its wheels' aggressive looks and durability. It takes mean street looks and adapts it for lifted trucks and SUVs. The company's wild wheels go against the mainstream. They are seen as the ultimate symbol for unapologetic individuals with a strong attitude. All wheels are engineered with the top performance metrics in the wheel industry to guarantee the highest quality and durability. Their style is characterized by extreme flat, deep lips, milled accents and removable customizable inserts.

MO962 Rims MO951 Rims MO961 Rims
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Deliver the style, durability and performance you need to take your vehicle off the road! Deliver the style, durability and performance you need to take your vehicle off the road! Deliver the style, durability and performance you need to take your vehicle off the road!
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7. Mickey Thompson
Mickey Thompson Performance Tires is a company which has been designing, developing, and distributing high quality specialty tires, wheels and accessories since the early 1960s. The company's products, including its high quality wheels are designed for use on the street, strip, track, or off the road. The company is known worldwide as a true leader in high performance tires and wheels. Mickey Thompson has developed products for the Pan American Road Race, Daytona, LeMans, Indy 500, and Bonneville Salt Flats. Its commitment to innovative product design is evident in its numerous patents.

Classic Baja Lock Wheels Classic III Wheels Pro 5 ET Drag Wheels
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High quality simulated bead lock wheels, available with a similar style to the Mickey Thompson Classic III wheel with precision machined bead lock styling and a durable matte coated finish with a large logo. High load rating makes them perfect for hauling! The wheels feature a great number of fitments, and 15x7 5-lug and 6-lug sizes suitable for your trailer and toy hauler. Packaged with a corrosion-resistant center cap. Fully forged CNC-machined drag wheels with a super lightweight design and amazing strength! The wheels will deliver that great 1960s style, along with a precision cut 1-piece design and integrated bead-lock system!
Price: from $177.39
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8. Ultra Wheels
Ultra Wheel was established more than 2 decades ago. The company manufactures custom wheels for cars, Trucks and SUVs. The products of Ultra Wheel are available in over 50 distinct styles, with ranging sizes from 14 to 24 inches. Ultra Wheel includes three main brands: Ultra Muscle, Ultra Motorsports, and Ultra Motorsports Xtreme. Each sub-brand combines the excellent quality of Ultra Wheel with stylish, solid designs that will give your vehicle a truly custom appearance.

225 Phantom Rims 195 Crusher Rims 198 Bolt Rims
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Perfect for your tuner car or European-style custom, pickup or trailer. One-piece pressure die-cast wheels and are available in paint or chrome. Perfect for your tuner car or European-style custom, pickup or trailer. One-piece pressure die-cast wheels and are available in paint or chrome. Perfect for your tuner car or European-style custom, pickup or trailer. One-piece pressure die-cast wheels and are available in paint or chrome.
Price: from $250.00
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9. Worx
WORX is a Southern California company with a mission to redefine the custom truck wheel industry. Many truck owners want to stand out from the pack. WORX's wheels feature modern styles which follow the latest trends. WORX manufactures deep axis wheels and concave wheels. But the company produces additional design elements as well, including convex wheels and three-spoke wheels. Many drivers like the variety in the style of WORX's designs, because this allows them to give their vehicle a truly custom look.

801 Triad Truck Rims 803 Beast Rims 805 Tyrant Rims
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Satin black wheels with milled lip accents perfect for your tuner car or European-style custom, pickup or trailer. Glossy black wheels with milled accents and clear coat perfect for your tuner car or European-style custom, pickup or trailer. Satin black wheels with diamond cut accents perfect for your tuner car or European-style custom, pickup or trailer.
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10. Enkei
Enkei was founded in 1950 in Japan as a manufacturer of aircraft parts. It later used this technical knowledge for the development of cast aluminum motorcycle and automobile engines. Today, Enkei is a worldwide leader in alloy wheel production, manufacturing 10,000,000 wheels annually. To prove its dedication to perfection, Enkei developed its own test standard called "Spec-E", which suprasses even the strictest JWL requirements. Enkei wheels are engineered to strike the ideal balance between strength, stiffness and weight reduction.

RPF1 Series Wheels RAIJIN Series Wheels RP03 Series Wheels
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Available with a dual open-stance 12-spoke design, which replicates the McLaren Mercedes F1 wheel. Available with a wide-split 7-spoke design. Available with a 5 spoke design, engineered to ensure the ideal balance of strength, stiffness and weight savings.
Price: from $267.78
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11. Motegi Racing
Motegi Racing performance wheels will give your vehicle a true racing pedigree. The truth is that your modern high performance car is capable of high speeds and sharp cornering that not even the most extreme racing cars of the past can match. And these modern vehicles aren't complete without race-bred Motegi wheels that guarantee to perform under the most extreme heat generated by aggressive braking and under the most extreme forces created when cornering.

MR116 Rims MR120 Techno Mesh S Rims MR126 Rims
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One-piece aluminum construction with clean five spoke design will give your ride a modern look. Amazing look and performance with unique spoke design, the wheels are available in black, chrome and silver finishes. Great look with a beautiful spoke design, the wheels are available in black and white finishes.
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12. RBP
Rolling Big Power wheels will turn your truck into a mean trail-climbing machine that will stand out in any environment! These rugged wheels are purpose designed and are available in sizes that will fit your standard or extreme-lift truck. Whether you prefer a shiny chrome finish or a sinister black machined finish, a set of RBP wheels will give your off-road ride a unique look that will turn heads. So if you're just about to start your build of the roughest truck in town, or you're looking for the perfect finishing touch, you won't go wrong with RBP wheels.

94R Series Rims Assassin Series Rims 96R Series Rims
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Constructed from the highest quality materials, the wheels have a five spoke design, and are available with either black or chrome finishing. Constructed from high quality aluminum for the optimal balance between strength and weight reduction, the wheels have a unique spoke design. Constructed from high quality aluminum for the optimal balance between strength and weight reduction, the wheels have an eight spoke design, a two-toned finish, polished accent bolts and RBP badging.
Price: from $392.59
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4 Responses to Industry’s 12 Best Custom Wheels

  1. Daniel Sloboda says:

    Hi just curious if you have any options for custom wheels for a 2012 chrysler 300 SRT8

    • TDot Performance says:

      Hi Daneil,
      We don’t hold custom wheels in our inventory since these types of rims have to be machined to the desired specs of the customer. If you’re considering a custom setup you, my suggestion is to speak with American Racing Wheels about getting your SRT8 setup since you will more than likely be getting a staggered setup with specific offsets and bores.

  2. Peter says:

    Have a 2010 Tundra with 18″. Will going to a 20″ wheel and tire make my ride firmer than it is now. It’s a bit of a lumber wagon. Hard on these old bones. Any suggestions to loosen up the ride.
    Thanks
    Peter

    • TDot Performance says:

      You can easily trade up for 20″ rims but you might want to increase the meat on the tire to keep the ride comfortable. Talk to your local tire guy about switching up to a 32″ or 33″ tire with a level lift, some new tires and 20″ rims. They might have some suggestions. Once you fine tune the setup give us a call so we can advise on what parts, wheels and tires you might want to put on.

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