Whether you are a new Jeep owner or have owned your Jeep for quite some time, becoming a Jeep expert can help you maintain your vehicle and enhance the appearance and performance to create your dream 4X4. While there are many ways to enhance your Jeep, one of the most common ways is to choose the very best Jeep Wrangler wheels you can have. There are many choices available and it will depend on what you want to get out of your tires as to what you will choose. This article will focus on the two main types of tires: steel and aluminum. When choosing which tire you want for your Jeep, you need to consider many factors such as road noise, tread, terrain, etc. in order to choose the best wheels for you.
When it comes to steel wheels for your Jeep, they are typically cheaper than aluminum wheels and much lighter. They come in a variety of sizes between 15-20 inches. However, they do not come in as many styles as aluminum wheels. Although they might be cheaper and lighter, steel wheels are still a very strong and durable product. Some other advantages of steel wheels are that they are easily able to be hammered back into place if they are bent by off road terrain, they are low maintenance, difficult to crack and less expensive. Some disadvantages of steel wheels are that they do bend easily, don’t handle as well as aluminum wheels, susceptible to rust, and decreased fuel economy in Jeep engines.
Aluminum wheels are composed of aluminum alloy and come in various styles and sizes, more styles that steel wheels. Two of the most common types of aluminum wheels are forged or cast that is most commonly used for Jeep Wranglers. Some advantages of aluminum wheels are that they are better performers off road, have good fuel economy, handle better than steel wheels, and offer more style choices. Some disadvantages of aluminum wheels are that they are easier to crack than steel wheels and even more difficult to repair after damage, and require more maintenance than steel.