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We are often asked if there is any connection between Wheelsforless and the Canadian company Wheels For Less.  There is not.  Wheelsforless is located in Texas and is not affiliated with any other company.  We are the original online company, and have been selling online since 2000.  Hundreds of thousands of customers have bought online from us over the last 18 years, and we strive to offer the best customer service in the business.

When we receive an online order, that order is reviewed for correct fitment by our experienced tech department.  We often call our customers who have purchased online to talk with them about their order if we feel the order would not be a proper fit.  We have saved many customers over the years from making a bad purchase that won't work properly on their vehicle.  We are not about just making a sell, but making sure that the customer gets a wheel that looks great, fits great, and is priced great.  With 18 years of online experience we…
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New Truck Rim Trends for 2018

Something new for 2018 is being introduced by Moto Metal.  It's their latest innovation they call the Moto Metal MO989 Change Up.  There has been a trend in recent years for manufacturer's to have inserts that fit in the center of the wheel.  These inserts may come in different colors which allows you to accent the wheel in different color combinations.  For 2018 Moto Metal has introduced an insert that can be installed in multiple positions giving the wheel a whole new style.  So if you get bored with one set up, just move the insert to a different position and presto, you have a new wheel style.  Here are some pictures of position options of the insert and how it makes this wheel look.

Position 1
20x12 MO989 Change Up Position 2

Position 3

Position 4

Position 5

Position 6

Position 7

This wheel is being introduced for lifted 4x4 trucks in 20x12 rim sizes.  So if you've got a lifted 4x4 truck and wanting something a new and different, the Moto Metal 989 may be just what you…

What Type Of Lug Nut Should I Use?

Which style lug nuts should I use with my wheels?  Many people have bought a set of wheels at a local swap meet, from a friend, or even an online auction and need lug nuts to install on their newly purchased rims.  Or they want to replace their current lugs to freshen up the look of their wheels.  Choosing the proper lug nut is critical.  Also there are some wheel retailers that do not include the lug nuts with the wheels and sell them separately.  At Wheelsforless we include at no charge the proper lugs for the wheels. Different type wheels use different lug nut types, and using the wrong type lug means the wheels will not be fastened properly and cause damage to the wheel, vehicle, or even injury if the wheel comes off the vehicle.

First you will need to determine the proper lug nut seat type.  Nearly all wheels have one of three lug nut seat types which are cone seat, mag with washer seat, and ball seat.  Thankfully today's wheels rarely use the old  mag and washer seat.  When …

20" Wheels on Lifted Trucks: Custom Wheels for Ford and Chevy

In today's truck market the hottest trend is putting 20x10 or 20x12 wheels with 35/12.50R20 tires on Chevy Silverado 1500 and Ford F150 trucks. Fuel Wheels and Nitto tires are really popular on these lifted trucks.  Believe it or not, we often have customer's that ask us if they can put these big wheel and tire combos on leveled trucks. In fact, even a 4" lift is not enough to put these 20 inch combinations with 35/12.50R20 tires. For a 20x10 package with 35/12.50R20 tires a 6" lift is required for clearance. The Ford F150 with the 6" lift should fit this 20x10 package without any major rubbing. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with this 20x10 wheels package and 6" lift will still require some minor trimming (Trimming is required on the backside of the front fender liner and the bottom of the outer fender).

Lifted Ford F150  with 6" lift, 20x10 Wheels and 35" Tires
The same thing goes for the 20x12 truck rim package and 35/12.50R20 tires. These are run…

Ram Trucks: Custom Wheel Offsets

The Dodge Ram 1500 is a poplular truck and one of the most popular questions we get are about fitment.  Questions like: "Will the custom truck rims fit like the stock wheels?" or "How much will the wheels stick out past the fenders?". This article will outline and show how certain size wheels and offsets fit on a 2011-2017 Ram 1500 truck.
The factory OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) wheels for the Dodge Ram 1500 will have a wheel offset between +15mm and +25mm depending on which trim package and wheel option you have. These wheels will tuck under the fender with room to spare. If you want your new wheels to fit like the stock wheels then you will want to search for 8" width wheels with the +15mm to +25mm offset or a 9" wheel with a +18mm offset. These sizes will stay tucked under the fender with room to spare on the 2011-Up Ram 1500, even if you don't have fender flares. Here is a picture of a 2016 Ram 1500 with 20x9 +18mm offset wheels. You…

Wheel Measurments

We are often asked about offset and backspace for custom wheels. How are they measured? What is the difference between them? Wheelsforless fitment experts have been answering those questions since 1991!  you may finf these definitions of terms that are used to indicate various wheel measurements helpful to understand when determining correct fitment, especially on a custom application.
Mounting Surface: The mounting surface of a wheel is the flat surface on the backside of the wheel that actually comes in contact with the hub or drum.

Backspace: Backspace is the measurement from the mounting surface of the wheel (point the wheel actually comes in contact with the hub) to the very back edge of the wheel. Therefore the smaller the backspace measurement, the more the wheel will stick outward.

Offset: Offset is the measurement from the exact center line of the wheel to the mounting surface of the wheel. Offset is negative if the mounting surface is back of the exact center. Offset is…

Chrome Plated Wheels vs. Chrome PVD Coating

Chrome plating, often referred to simply as chrome wheels, is a technique of electroplating a thin layer of chromium onto a metal object. The chromed layer is not only decorative, but can provide ease in cleaning. Most wheels today are cast aluminum wheels. Aluminum is a very active metal and is difficult to plate for electrochemical reasons. Before the chromium is applied the first step of the chrome process is to apply nickel to the surface. The nickel is the material that actually gives the wheel its color. The chromium simply protects the nickel from tarnishing. Because aluminum is so difficult to plate, manufactures only warrant chrome wheels against plating for one to two years. They are not warranted against pitting. Therefore manufacturers have been looking for a better way to get the look of chrome on an aluminum wheel with better results for a long lasting finish. PVD chrome wheels were the answer.  Below is a description of the PVD process which some manufacturers l…