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Rims are a fundamental component of a vehicle’s performance, handling, and safety. They make a great impact on aesthetics as well as on how easy it will be to drive the vehicle. The variety of car wheels available in the market is vast and large. 17-inch rims and 17-inch black rims for cars are becoming more and more popular as consumers are discovering that improvements they can bring to a car’s performance. Even 17-inch dually wheels are on the rise now! However, many still doubt when choosing between 16 and, for example, 17-inch steel rims and 17-inch alloy wheels. As a business, it’s vital to have a clear knowledge of the advantages of 17-inch rims so customers can be offered the option that better fits their needs and wishes. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of 17-inch steel, alloy, and chrome rims for cars.

Rough terrains

17-inch rims are larger than 16-inch rims. This makes them more suitable for driving on rough terrains, unsurfaced, and non-flat surfaces. People living in very rural areas like in the country may benefit from 17-inch rims. For adventurous drivers, there are also 17-inch off-road wheels available in the market. Tires for 17-inch rims may also offer a better grip.


17-inch rims produce more rolling resistance and smaller rims, therefore consuming more fuel. Although the difference may not be significant in the short term, the difference in fuel consumption will be significant in the long run.

Traction and braking

17-inch rims have better traction and grip, but also need more power for braking due to their larger size. Old vehicles with deep or harder brakes may not be the best match for this type of rim.

Explore a large catalogue of new and used 17-inch rims and tires on 17-inch rims sets of 4, 17 x 8 rims, and 17 x 7.5 rims. Don’t miss out on this chance!

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