Archive for March, 2007

TECH Stuff #6 the scoop on Adapters and Spacers

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

There are a lot of theories floating around about the use of wheel adapters and spacers and their safety.  Here are a few facts and thoughts that will help you make your decision whether to use them or not. (more…)

TECH Stuff #5 Types of aftermarket wheels

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

There are several types of construction that are used to make wheels for the aftermarket. The type of construction does not necessarily mean that one type is better than the other. Some types of construction allow for more elaborate styling or finishing, others reduce weight, while others are for the purpose of duplicating the original equipment wheels. In any case, the strength and safety aspects of the wheel are based on the design and manufacturing quality built in by the manufacturer. Remember, as discussed in TECH Stuff #3, all the wheels sold should be tested to a recognized specification or standard by the manufacturer to assure that they are safe and reliable regardless of what type construction they are. (more…)