Ever since it heard that Ford across town started selling a performance car with ultra-light carbon fiber wheels, GM has been jealous. Like, so jealous.
NASCAR is making an example of the No. 18 car driven by Kyle Busch in its new crackdown on securing all five lug nuts per wheel. The No. 18 crew chief was fined $20,000, and both he and the front tire changer were suspended through May 18, forcing them to miss the next race at Dover International Speedway.
Good news, Smoke fans! Tony Stewart will return to racing this weekend, and is even eligible for NASCAR’s playoff-style championship, the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Bad news, everyone: he was also just fined $35,000 for calling out NASCAR on something he should be able to voice concerns on: safety.
Do you own a Honda Accord Sport? If so, you made a wise choice, but you may want to go check your ride because wheel thieves seem to be snatching up Sport wheels at a rapid pace.
Lug nuts hold your wheel to your car, so you’ll need to take them off to change a tire or work on your suspension. That’s easy unless one of your lug nuts is a special “locking type.” Oh, yours is? And you lost the key? Don’t sweat it, we’ll show you how to get that sucker off anyway.
It’s probably not a feature a lot of customers are demanding, but Lexus spent three months working with a team of ice sculptors to recreate the NX’s tires and rims using nothing but ice. Not only do they look perfect, the ice wheels are also strong enough to support the vehicle without shattering.
I’ve been going to SEMA for more than a dozen years now, and I’ve seen it go from an over the top, in-your-face festival of insanity during the peak of the internet boom in the early 2000s to a ghost town a half a dozen years later thanks to the global recession. The good news is that SEMA is back and stronger than…
A Cadillac DTS on three-spoke rims was sadly destroyed over the weekend, swallowed up with over a dozen other cars in a Mississippi IHOP parking lot.
The 2016 Ford Mustang GT350R is the first proper production car to come standard with carbon fiber wheels, and the front pair uses the same ceramic plasma arc spray-on heat protection what NASA put on the original Space Shuttle’s main fuel pump turbine blades. That should do it!
[Photographer Richard Pardon caught the Lotus F1 car testing with 18 inchers on the move. The more you stare at it, the more normal DonkF1 looks, no? Photo Credit: Richard Pardon]
After years with comically small 13-inch wheels and massive tires, F1 will try out an 18-inch wheel/tire combo.
It's hard to believe it now, but, according to this ad for Mag Star wheels, there was once a time where people were cross-shopping a new set of mag wheels or a pair of pants. I've foregone things to save up for car parts before, but I don't think I've ever had to deal with shredded pants as part of the deal.
Do you have an Audi A4? Perhaps you have a Seat Alhambra, or a VW Eos? What about a Skoda Octavia taxi cab? Congrats! Your car can get the wheels from an R8 V10.
Nothing says weekend fun like critical wheel failure.
Never seen these before. Got it from the Porsche archives. The caption reads, "The US automobile importer Max Hoffman in a 'Glöckler-Porsche' (1951)."
The best part about Ken Block's turbofan wheels is they make fluffy tire blankets whenever he does donuts. And that they're throwbacks to when rally cars like the Lancia Delta Integrale raced with them. But mostly the fluffy tire blankets.
Rota Wheels do not enjoy the best reputation among tuners. While they do have some defenders, there's one thing about the wheels that's universally recognized: Rota designs are imitations. Now, in kind of a hilarious twist, it looks like they're battling copycats of their own.