The stronger your wheel, the harsher the terrain your vehicle can tackle. The better looking the wheel, the more heads your vehicle will turn. Why not go for both with a wheel that combines it all? Aftermarket wheels are a surefire way to improve your truck’s performance, as well as its looks.
There are many wheels on the market; here is the latest selection that’s turning plenty of heads both on and off the trail.
Black Rhino Wheels/York
York’s styling gives it a unique hybrid personality of speed and toughness. The cut-through lip pattern adds a texture reminiscent of the hollowed-out features common in race-bred machines. York off-road rims are available in 17 x 8, 17 x 9, 18 x 8, 18 x 9, and 20 x 9-inch sizes. Offsets range from -12mm to +52mm for ﬁve- and six-lug bolt patterns. Available in two ﬁnishes, matte black (as seen here) and matte gunmetal.
The Borah is AEV’s most versatile wheel to date. Designed as a dual-purpose wheel, the Borah is available with either a fully-functional beadlock ring, for off-road use, or an aesthetic beadlock-style ring, for the street. Both rings are interchangeable, giving you the flexibility to run either, depending on your need. Designed for the JK Wrangler, the 17 x 8.5-inch Borah is TPMS compatible and holds a lifetime structural warranty.
Fuel Off-Road/Diesel D598
Fuel Off-Road’s Diesel wheel is manufactured as a one-piece rim for rigidity and weight savings. It comes in 5 and 6-lug patterns in 17 x 9, 20 x 9, 18 x 9, and 20 x 10-inch sizes, in varied offsets to ﬁ t your vehicle. It is seen here in a Black and Milled ﬁnish.
A potent blend of on-road looks and off-road capability, Icon Alloy’s Alpha is aimed to increase both the form and function of your Jeep, truck or SUV. It is engineered to maximize brake-caliper clearance and optimize wheel position for unhindered suspension travel and steering function. Its o set reduces scrub radius, improving all-around handling and ride quality. Shown in a Gunmetal finish.
Method Race Wheels/MR308 Roost
The Roost utilizes Method’s knowledge gained in off-road truck and rally racing. While maintaining structural integrity, they’ve managed to shed unwanted weight to bring you a light, yet strong, wheel. Rigorous FEA testing ensures that it will stand up to off-road punishment. It is offered in a Bronze or Matte Black finish and includes a bolt-on center ring. Sizes range from 17 to 20 inches, with applications for most Trucks, Jeeps and SUVs.
Pro Comp/Series 3534
Pro Comp Alloys are designed and manufactured using state-of-the-art, low-pressure-casting technology, which provides high wheel strength and value. The Series 3534 incorporates high offset brake clearance for big brakes, and is offered in 6-on-5.5, and 5—on-5, bolt patterns, in 17 x 8.5, 18 x 9, and 20 x 9-inch sizes.
Shown here in a Machined Black finish.
Stealth Custom Series/Stealth Runner 8
The Stealth Runner 8 is SCS’s rendition of a modern-day, off-road alloy wheel design. They’ve incorporated a thick rim flange for added strength, which adds to the aggressive look and feel. With concave spokes, a detailed step lip, and a simulated beadlock appearance, the SR8 design is ideal for Toyota trucks from any era. All SCS wheels are designed to be Toyota-specific and hubcentric.
Editor’s Note: A version of this article first appeared in the May-June 2017 print issue of TREAD Magazine.