Rimdiculousness: SEMA ChromeS

Wheel companies know gawking at big, shiny things is human nature. Thus, eons ago, was born the 17-inch rim. After radical mutations and massive doses of Chromium Growth Hormone, the size of rims is now bounded only by tire companies' willingness to wrap them in rubber. Lexani, for example, has a 42-inch rim that's been sitting naked in front of the company's SEMA booth for at least two years now. With any luck, it shall remain so. While I was staring at it, again dumbstruck, Hip-Hop Minstrels, The Pack walked up and instantly fell in love (with the rim, not me). Another company, dubbed GH (stands for Good Health) created rims that look like barbell weights. GH gives $2k out of every $15k rim purchase — you heard that right — to charity for children's health programs. The super-pricey rims impart a prison bling feeling to me though, and makes me wonder when orange jumpsuits are going to come into fashion. Somebody else had a roulette wheel themed rim with Louis Vuitton leather in the center area, which is probably 100% authentic and officially licensed. (LV Fakes page)