- Hey guys, what's going on? It's Alex from Fitment Industries and today we're gonna be talking to you about five things you probably didn't know about Konig Wheels. So, Konig has gotten way more popular especially in the current year because everybody wants to have lightweight wheels that don't cost a fortune. So Konig is just jumping on board and pretty much making wheels for those people. So, we thought we'd talk to you about five things that you probably didn't know. But before we get started, be sure to hit the subscribe button. We're trying to get to 50,000. Let's get right into it with number one. So, Konig Wheels was actually founded in 1983. And even though that they were founded in the domestic market for tuner vehicles, they really have a German name. Konig is German for king. Not entirely sure what they were doing with that, but the more you know.
The second thing that you may not know about Konig Wheels is they were one of the first companies in the United States to develop and really create tuning wheels for the developing tuning scene in America. Because, back in the day, it wasn't really that common until probably about the 90's and the whole start of the Fast and Furious craze. Now, there has been other vehicles that have been modified before, usually domestic and stuff like that. But there wasn't really anything for the tuner market. And Konig was one of the first until they were ultimately bought out by YHI International in 2005. The third thing you may not about Konig is that even though usually when you get a (bleep) the thing is-- (blowing raspberry) it's such a (bleep) play on words. The third thing you may not know about Konig Wheels is that, even though when a lot of people hear bought out, they usually don't think that the quality is going to get any better. That's entirely not the case. Konig Wheels, after they were bought out by YHI International in 2005, their quality, tech and their marketing absolutely exploded. They had access to a ton of more material, a ton of more tech, a ton of more just everything that allowed Konig to go back and make their wheels again, but in a better fashion in almost every single way. The fourth thing that you may not know about them is that, Konig Wheels, although they really specialize in after market vehicle applications, they are developing a lot of OEM wheels because they want to get into the OEM manufacturing business. If you didn't know, Enkei is probably one of the largest OEM applications for wheels for pretty much any vehicle, make and model. And, really, Konig saw it, and they're like, Hey, we wanna do that, too. So you're going to see Konig become more involved in OEM style wheels here as we get further into the 2020 mark. And the fifth, and final thing you may not know about Konig Wheels is that they've truly come lengths in terms of their wheel designs and their technical processes and everything in between.
They've come a really long way. Their Rotary Forged line is absolutely killer. They make great light weight wheels that are great design that aren't gonna look identical to other people's wheels. They do a great job with making them affordable, as well. You can get a lot of their sets of Rotary Forged or Flow Formed wheels for under $1,000. So if you're interested in looking at some wheels that are light weight that aren't going to break the bank, definitely recommend checking out Konig. But that's five things you may not have known about Konig Wheels. Let us know what you think in the comments below. And if you're interested in picking up a set of wheels, check out fitmentindustries.com. You can actually forward slash Konig if you want, and you can check out all the Konig Wheels that we have on the line up. But I'm Alex from Fitment Industries. We'll see you later. Peace.
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