Your tires are the only part of your vehicle that actually touches the road. That makes them an essential component. Anything that keeps those tires attached to the vehicle is also an essential component, particularly when you expect them to hold up to the rigors of a performance ride.
Your wheels transfer grip from the contact patches on your tire to your vehicle. Every time you accelerate, turn, or brake, forces are trying to twist and bend the wheels. Road challenges like potholes or even speed bumps aren’t making life any easier for your wheels.
Wheels are often one of the first upgrades owners make to increase vehicle performance. Wider wheels fit fatter tires, which increase grip and lower lap times. What you want is a wheel that is strong enough to take the lateral torque and resist the threat of dents or warping, but light enough that the competitive edge of performance tires is not lost. That’s often a tough wheel to find.
Top Aftermarket Performance Wheels
So, to help you out, iKnowauto has assembled the top 10 aftermarket performance wheels that not only look hot but stand up to the pressure of performance driving.