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Getting New Wheels for your BMW: Things You Need to Know

By Elmas Schreier Subscribe to RSS | March 27th 2012 | Views:
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If you’re content with the car that you bought and the features that came with it, then maybe you’re right. However, for some people, customizing their new car makes it more personal on so many levels because they can make it the perfect fit for their lifestyles.

One of the things that people do to personalize their BMWs is to get custom or aftermarket wheels to replace the ones that came with the car upon purchase. This change is based on several considerations. The reason for changing one’s wheels can range from aesthetics to increased quality of performance. These changes that you can make can also change your car’s look to a more classic one or to a look that gives a more hardcore vibe.

When looking for custom wheels, there are four main options in terms of production method that you can choose from. These choices have their own advantages and disadvantages, and you should consider all of them before making your decision. Remember that new wheels have long-term effects on your car and its performance, so think things out before you decide.

The first type is the gravity-cast wheel. These wheels are the most popular and are mass-produced in large quantities mostly because they are rather cheap. The advantage here is price, but that’s where it ends. With this type of wheel, you get what you pay for because of its high porosity which makes it heavier.

The second type of aftermarket wheels would be the low-pressure cast, which takes away most of the quality issues of the gravity-cast wheel with rigid quality controls that makes optimal use of the metal for your wheel. The third type is the flow-form wheel, which toes the line between a good-enough wheel to ones used by car-lovers everywhere. This type of wheel is stronger and more durable than the low pressure or gravity-cast wheels.

The fourth type is the forged wheel—the lightest, densest, and strongest type of wheel. If you’re looking, for example, for aftermarket BMW 5 Series wheels, and you want the best one in the market today, you can opt to have these. The process to create forged wheels takes a lot of craftsmanship and money, which makes for a wheel that can provide top quality performance.

If you’re looking for BMW wheels, or you want to learn more about custom or aftermarket wheels for your car, you can visit BMWBlog.com or EABQualityReviews.HubPages.com for more information. Let a good set of wheels bring you a pleasurable driving experience.

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