So, you saw a flashy sports car drive past and you have become obsessed with the way it looks, but don’t want to spend a fortune replicating the style? If so, spinning rims could be the best investment you make! Unlike normal rims, spinning rims are crafted with an inner wheel ornament that moves independently to the rest of the wheel. Even when the vehicle comes to a halt, the rim will continue to spin, giving the automobile a truly luxurious look that will turn heads. Let’s find out more, shall we?
Spinning Rims in the 1930s
This rim style first came to people’s attention back in the 1930s and they have remained popular ever since. An icon for the era, they were sold on the commercial automobile market at this time with the aim of keeping the wheel on the vehicle. Soon after, people started to notice the aesthetic appeal that spinning rims offered. Hammers and tools were used to fix them in place and soon after in the 1960s, new designs were introduced to the market to emphasize a vehicle’s sporty side. Dodge was the first vehicle manufacturer to beguile buyers with custom spinning rims.
Spinning Wheels VS In-Line Fixed
Vehicle owners who are considering buying spinning wheels and rims will often deliberate between these products and in-line fixed products. When the axle is fixed to the wheel, it will move with the wheel and this is what would be described as an in-line fixed wheel. Spinning wheels, however, will rotate around the axle and the structural feature will be slightly different. Spinning wheels offer a mechanical advantage, as well as a visual advantage. Whether you leave a cloud of smoke as you pull off in your ride with 22-inch chrome spinner wheels or 30-inch aluminium rims, you can guarantee you’ll make an impression.
A broad selection of rims for sale are available to purchase through Canterbury Tyres. Find out what other car parts they sell by calling +61 3 9720 4933.