18 Inch Wheels
18 inch wheels can be used with SUVs, light pickup trucks, 4 x 4, and vans. The weight bearing of the wheel from 18 wheels onwards keeps increasing. As the wheel size is increasing it is moving towards heavier modes of transport. if you are used to smaller size wheels the first thing, you will notice on a rim this size is the outer barrel.
In comparison to car rims, the 18 inch wheels have a large outer barrel that connects to the center forge. In case of the tyre losing, pressure the large barrel prevents the tyre from being cut or deformed while having a surface large enough to sink the weight of the vehicle into the road without damaging the tyre.
18 Inch Wheels Rim Protection
Besides the rim being designed in a way to protect the tyre, the tyres fitted onto the rim exhibit similar traits. Rim protect on wheels use the sidewall to provide support to the rim while the vehicle is cornering or in case the wheel is flat. On their own, the two components don’t fare very well, but the combination of the two makes wheel adequate for transportation needs.
Lightweight 18 Inch Wheels
As the wheel is used with SUVs as well, there are certain models that cater to performance needs. The spoke system is dense with multiple points of contact to keep the weight evenly divided. The even weight distribution enables a vehicle – even one with a very high ground clearance – to corner faster and maintain high speeds for longer. Better yet cheap 18 inch wheels can be easily bought refurbished.