Do you ever spend the better part of your day browsing for car parts online for your beloved ride?
You have to admit that it's great to imagine your ride with the best paint, mechanical parts, and body kits. More especially isn’t it nice to window shop for some new mag wheels and tires?
The fact that there are tons of apps that can help you simulate the look of a particular wheel on your car further solidifies this statement. I am sure that one of the first things you did when you played "Need for Speed" was to change the mag wheels on your car!
Upgraded wheels instantly improve your car in every way
Wheels and tires are the most affordable yet most significant upgrades you can do for your car. You are changing your car’s suspension and driving characteristics as the wheels are the only ones standing between your car and road.
Wheels are considered unsprung which means that it is not supported by your car's shocks or suspension.
Lightening this part will significantly improve your car’s performance. As true as this may be, all these are just excuses, as you may know, to upgrade your tires. Upgrading to aftermarket mags and tires are a huge chunk of car-culture in general.
Even people movers become desireable with the right set of mags
We at Philkotse.com understand this, I myself browse for mags and tires myself imagining some new shoes for my own ride! Our love affair with a good set of wheels can never be denied and as soon as we get our cars it will surely be the first thing on our mind.
Today we will be listing the top 5 wheels that will surely look good on many cars. These are the most popular models out there, and we are more than certain you have already one if not all these models and pestered online seller with “PM SENT” or “LAST PRICE” inquiries!
Ask anyone, whether car guy or not what their favorite wheel is and more likely than not they will tell you it is the Volk TE37.
Developed by Rays engineering, their website boasts that this model is the “origin of the forged sports wheel. It is one of the only molds formed forged wheels available in the market today.
Mold formed forged uses a single solid billet placed between two forms and undergoes intense pressure to form a single wheel. This method ensures a strong but super lightweight product.
The TE37 is a classic wheel because of its simple yet aggressive design
The TE37 is one of the most in-demand wheels thanks to its simplicity, with the solid six-spoke design it can fit any build, old or new. You can most commonly see this model on JDM builds.
It also comes in multiple variants and various offset configurations for more customization options.
Some people may decry its ubiquity but that comes with a good reason, it is simply one of the most versatile and iconic wheel models.
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The Lightweight and Performance makes it perfect for drift machines
Work Emotion CR Kiwami
Work Wheels are one of the most prestigious and well-respected companies in the industry today. The company was founded in Osaka, Japan in the 70s and they specialize in multi-piece wheels which may cost an arm and a leg but one of their most popular and iconic models is actually one of their entry-level ones.
The Monoblock, split 5 spoke Work Emotion CR Kiwami has since provided inspiration to many other wheel designs but nothing beats the original Emotion Kiwami.
Work Wheels are one of the most prestigious and well-respected companies in the industry
You can often see this model being used by JDM platforms and is best at lower offsets to show off its intricate and aggressive concave design.
Builds that include the Nissan 350z and 370z, as well as Hyundai Genesis Coupes that require a wide track and stance, looks good with the Kiwami but Civics and Corollas can have a go at it as well.
You can often see this model being used by JDM platforms
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Continuing with our JDM theme of wheels is a slightly more affordable but still highly sought after set often found in almost any build of the car from the MX-5, to Honda Civics, Nissan Sentras and even sportier models like the Subaru Impreza WRX on the market and even crossovers.
The Enkei RPF1 is definitely going to be a step up from whatever your stock wheels would be thanks to its split 6 spoke design and lightweight construction.
The RPF1 is highly sought after set often found in almost any build of the car
The RPF1 is instantly recognizable and offers fantastic performance at a lower price compared to the aforementioned Work and Volk wheels.
You can often find great examples of these wheels nestled underneath some great 90s cars but modern cars can still benefit from the distinct and sporty look.
The RPF1 is instantly recognizable and offers fantastic performance at a lower price
For those who want to go against the grain or flex their Euro build cars, the Rotiform RSE is almost the default choice. With its Multi-spoke, mesh design it accentuates the understated European car designs and adds flair to the build.
It has a center lock cover that obscures your view of the lug nuts not only for the aesthetic look that the Euro car culture is totally in to but also provides safety and protection against those who covet your pricey wheels.
It is available in both single piece monoblock and multi-piece variants and available in multiple sizes and offset configurations.
Even American Muscle Cars need a little flair and luxury some times
As stated, the Rotiform RSE can be found in many Euro builds such as the Golf Gti, BMW M3 and Audi RS4 models among others but it can also fit many Japanese models like the Lancer Evolution, Subaru WRX STI and even Ford Mustangs and Chevrolet Camaros.
The versatility is almost endless and that is why this is one of the most beloved wheel models out there.
For those who want to go against the grain or flex their Euro build cars
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BBS Super RS
No Self-respecting list about the best wheels available will ever be complete without the legendary and iconic BBS Super RS.
It is made out of forging pure aluminum alloy forming the high grain and density matrix forming the mesh multi-spoke design of these wheels. It is a 2-piece set that is both elegant and sporty and can fit most builds.
The BBS Super RS is iconic and lends its cache to almost any car it is on
With its elegant multi-spoke, chrome finish you would think that these set of wheels would only look goof on Luxury European models.
You would be sadly mistaken as the BBS Super RS has been embraced by all types of builds from Japanese favorites like the Lancer Evolution, Lexus IS, Toyota Camry and yes even aforementioned Euro cars like the Porsche 911, Audi TT, BMW 3 series and so much more.
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You would think that these set of wheels would only look goof on Luxury European models
The most difficult part of drafting this list is the fact that I had to cut it down to just 5. There are so many more designs out there that might pique your interest, all you have to do is just search the internet and check out your car riding on that particular wheel.
You can also visit your local wheel shop and ask for advice and they will gladly assist you. After all, our love affair with wheels is a shared experience.