Car Accessories – BSS,5Zigen and Konig wheels
Keep Rollin – alloys and spinners:
Whenever you look at a super car the thing that lures your attention the most (after the overall design, of course) are the wheels. As in two wheelers increasing the tire size is a standard customization technique. But the star of the show is the alloys. Chrome alloys, whether custom-made or factory fitted always gleam through your hearts. There are 2 kinds of alloy wheels that are available in the aftermarket. The first is the common chrome alloy, made of stainless steel or aluminium. The second type are known as Mag wheels, made of magnesium. These are lighter and are mainly used in cars customized for performance. The only downside is that Mag wheels are expensive.
The design options, however, are innumerous. Starting from 3 spokes to spinners, what you think is what you get. Spinners are alloys that are not connected to the wheel of the car but attached concentrically to the hub and capable of rotating independently. So even after you stop the car the wheels seem to be spinning. Maybe that’s the only way how your car will look fast even when it’s standing.
BBS is an international wheel manufacturing company in the UK and supplies to OEMs like BMW, Audi, etc. The cross spoke wheel design seen below was made famous by this company. These go well with classic cars or cars with lesser visual appeal, (not Ambassador). It lend a distinct sophistication to the car. It also goes well with very large cars. But one needn’t import these costly set of wheels as aftermarket lookalikes are very common.
5Zigen: As is obvious from the name, these alloy wheels have 5 spokes in their designs. Think this is too simplistic. Think again. The designs spell singularity and style in one breath. They work well with low slung cars, assuming their wheels are proportionately (and relatively) larger than their body.
Konig wheels: This company offers a wide variety of models and has quite a brand value. An important thing about their design is they fit with every design theme the OEMs come up with. Apparently this company made the spider web wheel design popular.
But be very careful when choosing your alloys. Not that they may end up looking bad, but they may end up being too good for your car.