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15 inch alloys come standard on most sedans and some hatchbacks. There was a time when alloy rims were reserved for performance cars. Even though they are light in weight and use less metal to be made the manufacturing was expensive. Now more and more rim sizes have alloy versions available with the 15 alloy wheels seeing a major growth in the different sort of models that can be bought. The rim construction can be of different methods with the 15 inch alloy wheels price varying from steel to multi piece constructed rim.
Sedans and CUVs can run on the same sort of rim for on road use at least. Where the difference in the rim size comes from is the weight of the car. Almost every sedan in manufacture uses a rim size between 13 to 18 inches with 15 inch alloy wheels being the most common. As you increase the rim size the distance from the center of the rim to the outside increases. What this does is the further the end point – edge of the rim – is from the center the faster it will move. The speed of rotation at the center of the rim is far less than the speed on the outside of the tyre.
15 inch aluminum wheels can be purchased from wheel shops, online, and at some petrol stations as well. If you are looking for a stock/company specific rims a three S dealership does carry such items. 15 aluminum wheels are coated with paint which is there to prevent corrosion, salt deposit, and the coating is to prevent small dents caused by flying debris – not exactly high-level protection but more to keep the coating intact.
Cheap 15 inch alloy wheels can be sourced online and orders can be placed online or will require you to drive to a shop nearby. Custom rims can be performance specific or just to improve the outlook for the car. The benefit of custom rims – besides having a one off set – is the immense range of size dimensioning. Most rims are made to preset standards; with custom rims, you can change it down to the millimeter – considering you have the wallet for it.
Most wheel alloys use a combination of aluminum, zinc, and nickel. Alloys make for lighter weight rims that offer better corrosion resistance. Aluminum rims are comparatively heavier but are more robust. The life of an aluminum rim exceeds that of most alloy rims and the metal is not prone to corrosion. The added weight helps aluminum rims better resist shocks and impacts.
Both types of rims can be bought with or without paint. Aluminum rim’s surface darkens over time because of oxidation. Special cleaners can be used to remove the oxidation, and the same can be achieved with light sanding. Alloy wheels come coated in the paint as the color of the alloy is not desirable or just to have a specific finish. The one problem is the paint tends to gather dust making it harder to clean some parts of the rim.
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