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. Parts such as the wheels of a jeep are viewed as eye catching. A classy jeep contains wheels that are made of steel or alloy. As compared to alloy, steel is considered as the best rim material for jeep wheels as they are heavier, durable, more uniform and better priced. Hammering of steel as a means of repair is easy when damaged during off road challenges.
The materials that make an alloy include; aluminum or magnesium and is usually lighter than steel. The main benefits of using an alloy in a jeep is that it helps you save on fuel economy and vehicle handling. The benefit in vehicle handling is shown by having less strain on the suspension components as well as the ability to dissipate heat away from brake parts during extreme driving instances.
Alloy materials are expensive than steel because of their manufacturing methods. 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.
Some jeep companies are known in determining the bolt pattern of your vehicle. Choosing of a jeep wheel needs the consideration of an offset or back spacing. Backspacing or offset requires certain measurements on top of determining bolt pattern. The importance of measuring backspacing or offset is that it gives key numbers for those planning to add 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.
When there is fewer backspaces it means 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. To add on the consideration when looking for a wheel jeep is the rim size and width.
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. There are certain width guidelines upon matching of the rims. The final consideration when it comes to choosing a jeep wheel is the bead locks. For extremely off-road challenges, bead locks are the perfect fit as they avoid rolling the tire off the rim. Clamped rings are used by bead locks on the outer bead to grip the tire.