It is no longer news that the exterior look of your car shows how fashionable you are. Your fashion sense is seen in your car, especially from the kind of rim and wheel it has. Whether you have a car already, or you are planning to buy one soon; it’s really interesting to be swept off your feet with the appearance of your wheels and rims. But do you really have a good knowledge of them? No worries; just check this out before we come to prices of wheels and rims in Nigeria!
There is a big difference between the wheel and the tire. Tires of course are the rubber parts that acually meet the road. Heard the saying "when the rubber meets the road?" Wheels are the metal parts that bolt to the vehicle’s hub, often via the axle.
Wheels are typically frabicated out of steel, and also they can be made from some sort of metallic alloy. Others also can be made from carbon fiber. Due to their non-contact with the road surface, they are not wear and tear items, and might not need replacement from time to time, except there’s damage or some strong desire to change them to a more fashionable one.
Wheels give tires structure and style
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2. Components of the wheel
This includes the style of the wheel and its structure.
The hole at the middle of the wheel; this is covered by the manufacturer’s logo.
This links the plate and the edge of the rim. It comes in various count, diameters, lengths and shapes. It’s crucial to the weight and strength of the wheel.
It is the skeletal body of the tire. It serves as a framework around which the actual tire hangs, apart from this, it is also housing for the hub. Uusually a rim is galvanized using metals like steel, other alloys, and also aluminum. This is crucial in the size of the wheel. It’s the outer diameter of the wheel. Rims used in cars are of different shapes and they also are made accordin to sizes.
It’s either made as standard rims, with plastic hubcaps cover, and rims that spin that may have some designs attached that spin also. You can also get custom wheel rims which provide aftermarket coloring, style, and size options.
Six major components of a car wheel
The wheel’s outer covering is called the tire. To mount a tire on a wheel, the two components need to be compatible in size. They come in different sizes and shapes that depend on the type of car to which you attach them. Tires are filled with pressurized air to provide the cushion support. You need to fill it to a certain number of pounds per square inch (psi) which depends solely, on the surface of the road, type of car and type of rubber that is used in the tire. Manufacturers list the specifications on the wall of the tire.
The hub is the central part of the wheel that attaches the entire wheel to the axle and the braking system. The middle hole in the hub is what functions as the axle's port. The axle connects two wheels as a shaft in the middle of the circle of bolts. Other things such as brake rotors are pressed close to the wheel hub with the hub assembliy; when you brake the vehicle, that action happens in the wheel, making the car halt either gradually or all at once.
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3. Materials used in making the wheel
The production material affects its durability, look, performance, strength and weight. They include the following:
- Steel (simple and cheap, but heavier than others).
- Aluminum alloy (almost all car producers use this for balancing strength and weight). It’s cost-effective and durable also.
- Carbon Fiber (perfect for track-oriented sports car). Its disadvantage is the price, and the single impact curb.
Wheels can be made from steel, alloy or carbon fibre
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4. Prices of wheels and rims in Nigeria
There are various types of wheels and rims in Nigeria with different sizes, colors, materials and designs. Below are the price list of popular wheels and rims on Nigerian market for your reference.
|Product||Price range in Nigeria|
|BMW RIMS 2012 MODEL||
|HONDA EVIL SPIRIT WHEEL RIM 2008-2010||₦ 70,000|
|HONDA WHEEL RIMS 2010 MODEL||₦ 180,000|
|TOYOTA CAMRY ALLOY RIM 2007||₦ 85,000|
|TOYOTA CAMRY MUSCLES WHEEL RIM 2008||₦ 70,000|
|TOYOTA COROLLA 18 RIMS 2014||₦ 170,000|
|TOYOTA COROLLA 19 RIMS 2014 TILL DATE||₦ 150,000|
|LEXUS ALLOY WHEEL||₦ 350,000|
|TOYOTA ALLOY WHEEL||₦ 180,000|
|TOYOTA JEEP 20 INCH RIM||₦ 380,000|
|LEXUS AND TUNDRA 20 INCH RIM||₦ 450,000|
|RANGE ROVER VOGUE||₦ 1,350,000|
|NISSAN PATROL 20 INCH RIM||₦ 300,000|
|4 RUNNER 20 INCH RIM||₦ 350,000|
|PORCHE 20 INCH RIM||₦ 350,000|
|SIZE 16 ALLOY RIMS||₦ 70,000|
|SIZE 17 ALLOY RIM||₦ 90,000|
|RIM 20 ALLOY WHEEL||₦ 30,000|
|RIM COLOUR HUB NUTS||₦ 6,500|
|CHROME ALLOY WHEEL||₦ 190,000|
|EXCLUSIVE ALLOYWHEELS||₦ 150,000|
|15 INCH ALLOY WHEEL||₦ 75,000|
|16 INCH ALLOY WHEEL||₦ 90,000 - ₦170,000|
|16 INCH ALLOY WHEEL TOYOTA||₦ 70,000 - ₦ 80,000|
|17 INCH ALLOY WHEEL||₦ 100,000 - ₦ 160,000|
|TOYOTA ALLOY WHEEL||₦ 130,000 - ₦ 140,000|
|STAINLESS ALLOY WHEEL||₦ 200,000|
|18 INCH ALLOY WHEEL||₦ 160,000 - ₦ 220,000|
|19 INCH ALLOY WHEEL||₦ 200,000|
|22 INCH ALLOY WHEEL||₦ 350,000|
|21 INCH ALLOY WHEEL||₦ 360,000|
|20 INCH ALLOY WHEEL||₦ 250,000 - ₦ 350,000|
|CHROME ALLOY WHEEL||₦ 350,000|
|TOYOTA SIENNA RIM 17||₦ 130,000|
|HONDA 16 RIM||₦ 100,000|
|ACURA RIM 17||₦ 100,000|
|RANGE ROVER||₦ 320,000 - ₦ 330,000|
|AUDIQ720 INCH WHEEL||₦ 250,000|
|COROLLA 15 INCH WHEEL||₦ 60,000|
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You can combine materials, colors & designs in a wheel to make your own style
Now that you know about wheels and rims, go for that which you think suits you well. But you should also choose wisely, so that the engine of your car won’t have a problem carrying the tires, and so that it does not affect the other components of your car.
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