A four wheel drive that is commonly used by the military which is a small, sturdy motor vehicle is a jeep. When choosing jeep parts like the wheels there are certain things that are considered. Jeep wheels are considered to be eye candy. To have the perfect wheels, materials chosen should be either steel or alloy. When steel is used as a rim material for jeep wheels it’s the best since its heavier, durable, more uniform and better priced in comparison to alloy. Hammering of steel as a means of repair is easy when damaged during off road challenges.
Alloy as the other material is made from light materials like aluminum or magnesium and is usually lighter than steel. Jeeps that incorporate alloys are able to save on the fuel economy but also vehicle handling. During extreme driving conditions the advantage of incorporating alloy is shown by the ability of the vehicle to dissipate heat away from brake parts as well as have less strain on suspension parts.
The reason as to why alloy is expensive than steel is because of the manufacturing techniques used to make it lighter. The bolt pattern is the other reason to consider when it comes to choosing a jeep wheel. In order to mount on to the wheel hub then a specific bolt pattern is contained in every jeep rim.
There are various companies that help you determine your vehicle bolt pattern. Offset or back spacing is the other consideration when it comes to choosing jeep wheel. There are measurements associated to backspacing or offset in addition to determining the bolt pattern. By having measurements on offset and back spacing then individuals can plan for a lift kit, body lift or raise their vehicle. The measurement from the mounting pad to the inner edge of the wheel is referred to as backspacing and is similar to offset.
Due to fewer backspaces it indicates that protrusion is less in the wheels thus reducing the risk of rubbing. Offset is the distance from the mounting pad to the center line of the wheel. The rim size and the width is also a key consideration when it comes to looking for a jeep wheel.
The rim size and width is done by matching the rim an individual desires to a particular tire while similarly matching the diameter with manufacturer’s recommendations. By matching of the rims there are certain width guidelines that are followed through. The bead locks is the last consideration when it comes to choosing a jeep wheel. To avoid rolling tire off the rim, bead locks are a perfect fit for extremely off-road challenges. Clamped rings are used by bead locks on the outer bead to grip the tire.