Your Guide to XXR Wheel Shopping

Turn your humdrum everyday commuter into a sexy piece of eye candy with a set of XXR Wheels. Whether you’re looking for classic chrome or combat black, or if you’re in the market for something more along the lines of XXR Wasabi green, Habanero orange, or even a gilt gold, whatever your style is, you’ll find the perfect XXR wheel model at Vamos Wheels.

When you work with us you can be confident that you are working with one of the most professional and dedicated team of XXR wheel specialists around. We’re not just going to sell you any alloys, we’re going to help you find the rims that have the design, fit, and quality that you want and your baby deserves.

One of the ways that we guarantee this is by providing you with an easy reference Buyer’s Guide, list of Frequently Asked Questions, and an article collection that is regularly updated with the most current tips, tricks, and need-to-know information about XXR wheels, performance vehicles, and more.

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Getting to Know XXR: Vocabulary

ALLOY – as far as the custom wheel industry is typically concerned – specifically refers to an alloy that has an Aluminum base. Aluminum alloys are more lightweight than other metal wheels and thus help to minimize unsprung weight and increase performance; handling, acceleration, braking, and fuel efficiency.

Vamos Team Note: Steel wheels, also known as “Steelies”, are technically an alloy as well but are rarely included in the “Alloy Wheel” category. An Iron based alloy, Steel is commonly used for stock wheels as well as for heavy duty working vehicles; high tonnage trucks, etc.

OFFSET is the distance, in millimeters, between the hubspace (where your XXR wheel attaches to your vehicle) and the centerline of the wheel. Offset is possibly the most important dimension of a wheel and must always be matched to your ride’s specifications.

There are three major Offsets: Positive (front of center), Negative (back of center), Zero (true center).

Vamos Team Note: If you’re not sure what your vehicle’s Offset is be sure to have a professional verify your vehicle’s specs before you purchase any new wheels. Installing rims with the wrong Offset may not only cause damage to your wheels, tires, and vehicle but may also be dangerous.

PCD (Pitch Center Diameter) can be visualized as the placement and spacing of a wheel’s bolt holes as they’d if they were centered on the circumference of an imaginary circle. Essentially, PCD is the pattern of the bolt holes. If the PCD of the rims don’t match the factory PCD of your ride, the rims simply will not fit on your vehicle. Needless to say, make sure your rims and vehicle have matching PCD specs.

PLUS SIZING, also known as “Up Stepping“, is the practice of increases rim size without increasing tire size.

IE: Your vehicle came with stock 16 inch rims and 26 inch tires. If you install 17 inch rims but keep your 26 inch tires, you’re “Plus Sizing” +1.