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Top 5 Most Iconic Aftermarket Wheels

Fitment Industries Author | | May 30th, 2018 |

  • - Hey guys, what's goin on? It's Alex from Fitment Industries and today we're going to be talking to you about the top five most iconic aftermarket wheels in the world. So that was my really poor Jeremy Clarkson interpretation but we hope you guys stay tuned for all five. We try to do it a little bit different 'cause everybody out there knows about the Japanese wheels, but nobody cares about the domestic wheels that were also in the game for a long time. So if you drive a Camaro, a Mustang, or a Challenger, just please bare with me.

    We're gonna start off with number five which is the American Racing Torqu Thrust. Now those wheels started by American Racing actually were founded 1950. Those wheels have been a part of the scene for about half a century, and it's been absolutely incredible to see them continue to be made. On top of that, American Racing, the Torq Thrust, they look good on just about anything. When they were first made, obviously they were smaller wheels, 15, 16 inches. As the market has gotten larger in terms of diameter, American Racing has made their Torq Thrust in larger sizes as well. You'd be hard-pressed to not see a set of these at any classic show, or you might even see them in the new gen and a lot of newer stuff, just because they bring back a lot of retro styling. On top of this, we need to talk about number four, but before we do that, I just wanna let you know that you should probably subscribe because we need to make more dope videos, and we only do that by having you subscribe, so there's the infomercial part of the video.

    But we're gonna go into number four, which is the one that you probably already were expecting, the BBS RS. So the BBS RS is a basket-woven style design. It's been extremely popular, and a lot of people that run these wheels are probably younger than when the wheel originally came out. BBS is a name that's synonymous with the aftermarket wheel community, and has been an absolute incredibly game-changer in the Euro scene. And if you don't know what a BBS RS is, or you haven't seen them, you're gonna wanna jump onto YouTube and look at any Euro show ever, 'cause it's probably gonna be about 80% of the Volkswagens there have either an RS or an LM wheel. It's just the scene, I guess. I don't know, but the BBS RS is one of the most iconic wheels, especially consider that it came from BBS, and they've been such a paramount figure in the aftermarket community, and on top of that, in the OEM community, that every single person, it seems like, regardless on whether you're car or wheel person or not, can probably tell what a BBS looks like from about 10 feet away if they knew nothing about the brand. BBS RS continues to be a game-changer, and there's so many different ways that people have taken this wheel in a new direction, but it continues to be probably one of the most popular wheels in the European community.

    Number three goes out to the Work Meister S1 3P. You know, the Work Meister is probably the most iconic wheel, but Work Wheels has a bunch of iconic wheels in their lineup. Work Wheels has been probably one of the most popular wheel names in the current scene, and within the last five or six years. A lot of people are taking a lot of those old-school Work Wheels and putting them on newer cars. On top of that, it's extremely popular in the aftermarket wheel community, car shows, StanceNation, that whole thing. Work has just been on top of it when it comes to wheels in that community. Work Meister is just continuously classic design on something that people tried to rip off and replicate for probably a good couple decades now. The Work Meister is a great wheel that goes along with anything, and on top of the fact that it's a three-piece, you can pretty much get it in any size, width, diameter, offset, finish, and hardware color of your choice. Work Meister, on top of that, is a tough wheel. They don't tend to break or crack or anything like that, because Work puts a lot of tech behind the wheels that they produce, and the Work Meister is no exception. And who doesn't like a classic pulled-back five-spoke? Seriously.

    Number two goes off to the Enkei RPF1. Now the RPF1 is a classic twin six-spoke design, and it's just been around forever. It's literally been around for a long time. In fact, 90% of what people they know the name Enkei for is because of the RPF1, but what makes it so great, what makes it so iconic, is just everything about the wheel. It was originally formulated with an F1 formula racing team that wanted to figure out how they could get heat dispersion and reduce rotational mass, and the RPF1 was born. Enkei decided, why not take that wheel and sell it in larger sizes, give it to the public, and for the past 20 or so years, Enkei's done an amazing job with the RPF1, coming available in different sizes and widths. It's probably the best bang for your buck wheel you can possibly get on the market right now, especially considering the price. On top of that, they're extremely light-weight, they are just solid when it comes to overall running and gunning on the road, and just daily driving. The RPF1 is probably the most solidified wheel you can buy, without necessarily breaking the bank. And having the Enkei name on your car means that you're probably gonna go to a track day, because that's what the name means, I guess. I don't know, but the RPF1 definitely takes the number two spot in our top five.

    The number one most iconic wheel on our list is the Volk TE37, named after the original 15 inch diameter of that wheel weighing 3.7 kilograms, the Volk TE37 has been an iconic wheel since, well, even though Mario hates when I say it, the dawn of time. The TE37 is just one of those wheels that looks good on anything. Has about 9,000 different variants, has every single color option, size option, and width option you could possibly imagine, and Volk still makes it. They look good on anything from GT-Rs to Laurels, and they go pretty much well with any wheel/tire combination you can imagine, whether you're going for a stance fitment, aggressive setup, media setup, or a track setup, on top of the fact that they're weight is so light. They do an amazing job at just what they're supposed to be. Probably the most replicated wheel as well, which we've talked in our previous episodes and videos about too, the Volk TE37 continues to just be a good wheel, and anytime that you see it at a car show or in the community, it's instantly recognizable with that six-spoke design. So, number one goes to the Volk TE37. Let us know in the comments if you guys agree, but I'm Alex from Fitment Industries. If you haven't hit that subscribe button, hit it. I'm Alex, peace.