A list of the coolest rims for any car, as ranked by gearheads with an eye for style. It's important to know whether those 20-inch rims are right for your ride, because if clothes make the man, then surely aftermarket wheels make the car.
There was a time, not so long ago, when he who bolted the greatest bling to his ride won the game. There's nothing wrong with that if you're the type of person who doesn't mind spending the gross domestic product of a small nation on gold chains. But for those of us who just want our ride be what we've always dreamed, rims have little to do with just blowing money.You won't find a lot of overly chromed, diamond-encrusted, platinum-bedazzled spinning mega-discs on this list. It's all about getting just the right look to tell the world what you're about: living your automotive dream, whether it comes by way of Italy or Pep Boys. Vote for the best rims to suit your ride.
BBS Forged Monobloc Ferrari F1Photo: BBSAvailable in 19-inch and 20-inch diameters, the BBS Forged Monobloc wheel heavily evokes Ferrari's F1 wheel. But since it's forged aluminum instead of carbon fiber, you can pick your own up for $2,000 to $2,500 a set.Cool rims?
Weds Sport Carbon Fiber WheelPhoto: Weds Wheels
You knew this one had to be here, pure fantasy or no. Weds Sport now offers a line of pure carbon fiber wheels currently priced at between $8,000 and $10,000 a set. That is ungodly expensive, but on the other hand, it's not that much more than some of the priciest forged racing wheels out there.
If you've got the money to spend, Weds will make you a set to custom fit almost any application.Cool rims?
The Deluxe Wheel Company Whitewall WheelPhoto: Deluxe WheelsNo, that's not an old-school white-wall tire on a 15-inch steel rim. It's a fully modern tire wrapped around 20 inches of forged 6061 aluminum. That big "white-wall" is actually part of the rim. Inner sections are available in polished aluminum or matte black for that classic steelie look. Priced from $2,700 to $3,500 a set.Cool rims?
Mach M3Photo: Mach WheelsSized 18 to 20 inches and available in common five-bolt sizes, there's just something indefinable about the Mach M3 that screams "cool." It's a little bit BMW, a little bit Tron, and just detailed enough to be interesting in any finish. For $600 to $800 a set, you'd have trouble finding a better deal.Cool rims?