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Equip: Rims, Week of June 1st

If you’re trying to look stylish, you wouldn’t wear a beat-up pair of sneakers, would you? Why should you expect your car to do the same? Stock rims are functional, but they lack a certain style. If you’re planning an upgrade but aren’t sure where to start, here are some of the coolest car rims to give you some ideas. 

1. Black Rhino Custom Wheels

Spokes are cool, but why not opt for a set of rims that would look at home on both a tank and a daily driver? These Black Rhino Custom Wheels are solid, sturdy and come in a matte gunblack color. Whether you’re getting ready for the zombie apocalypse or just trying to hide dirty calipers, these rims are perfect. 

$220 each from WheelsASAP

2. BBS RF Wheel

If you want to give your car the look of a Ferrari without the price tag, you can’t go wrong with a set of BBS RF Wheels. These rims feel like something you’d see on a Ferrari F1 but, since they’re aluminum, you don’t have to worry about them costing you an arm and a leg. 

$550 to $1,300 each from Vivid Racing

3. Forgiato Fiore Custom Finish Wheels

Maybe buying something off the shelf isn’t the right choice for your favorite car. If that’s the case, why not go for a bespoke set of rims that will match your vision exactly? If you must have the perfect balance of chrome to carbon fiber or a specific color pallet, custom rims are the best option. 

$32,640 from CarID

4. Marquee Staggered Rims

Your rims are the perfect place to add a pop of color, especially if the rest of your car is fairly monochromatic. The Marquee Staggered Rims have a distinctive red and black color scheme that will stand out. They’re also made from heavy-duty steel so that you won’t have to replace them anytime soon. 

$1,197.95 from Amazon

5. HD Wheels Spinout Wheel

Spinning rims are overdone, but this unique design gives you all of the glamor with none of the actual spinning. This solid machined rim comes in a variety of colors, so you can use them to match or complement your car’s color scheme. 

$304.95 each from BBWheelsOnline

6. Weds Sport Carbon Fiber Wheel

If you’re looking to shave some weight off your car and want a super unique look, why not opt for a set of carbon fiber wheels? These rims are incredibly durable and super lightweight. The exact price will depend on your application, so you’ll need to schedule a trip to a Weds Wheel dealer in your area.

$8,000 to 10,000 from licensed Weds Wheels dealers

7. Konig Illusion Wheels

Bigger isn’t always better, especially when it comes to rim color. It doesn’t take much to create a look that overpowers your entire aesthetic. That’s where these Illusion wheels come in. Instead of relying on broad splashes of color, a thin blue line outlines each spoke. When the wheels are moving, it creates the illusion that the entire rim is blue without overpowering the whole look.

$170.71 each from Performance Plus Tire

8. RTX Crystal Wheels

Maybe you want something that has a bit of a softer edge to it. If so, these RTX Crystal wheels are perfect, with a symmetrical design that resembles a flower blossom. They come in a variety of sizes and bolt patterns, so you’re sure to find an option that fits whatever you’re driving. 

$135.80 to $149.80 each from 1010Tires.com

9. Lexani Forged 117 Monoblock Wheels

Who says wheels need to be black or silver? Why not make them pop with a custom set in blue and silver? These unique wheels look like they’d fit perfectly in a video game or science fiction movie. If you want a set of rims that will turn heads, these will accomplish that task in spades.

$3,750 from CarID

10. Mach M3 Wheel

Was “Tron” your favorite movie growing up? If you’ve ever wanted to feel like you’re driving a light cycle on the Grid, these rims are for you. They’ve got a very futuristic look and come in a great variety of sizes and bolt patterns to suit your needs. The gorgeous black finish will look good with any color car, so you don’t have to worry about whether or not it will match. 

$189-$252 each from WheelStudio

11. BBS Super RS Wheel

You can’t go wrong with the classics. These silver rims use a more traditional design, replacing bulky looks with simple silver or gold spokes. You won’t find these online though — you’ll need to find a BBS dealer near you.

$1,300 from BBS Dealer

12. DUB S508 F.U. Custom Finish Wheels

These rims are hot — literally. These custom pieces feature close-set spokes and a decorative flame design in your choice of colors. The asymmetrical style creates a unique look when the tires are in motion, but will also stand out when still.

$28,572 from CarID

Which Rims Are Your Favorite?

Which of these rims are your favorites? Which ones will you use to upgrade your daily driver? Let us know in the comments below, or talk about some of your top picks.

Oscar Collins