By: RealTruck Expert Team / March 30, 2023 in Guides
Whether you're going off road on an overland adventure or just want to get down your driveway, it's important to have a great wheel that won't be compromised by terrain.
The "best" wheels differ depending on application, but it's also important to take into account a wheel's visual appeal, especially if the vehicle will experience both on and off-road driving.
When it comes to off-road wheels, the debate over steel or aluminum is alive and well. Let's take a look at both sides of the coin.
Cast aluminum wheels are lighter, stronger, and more resistant to corrosion than their steel counterparts.
Steel wheels are more common but they are heavier, which can negatively impact mileage.
For a mix of off-road trails and on-road driving, aluminum wheels provide the best performance along with a wide range of designs
Eight rugged layered-look spokes set off the MO970.
These wheels are available in diameters from 16 to 20 inches and finishes including machined black, gray, and black.
Great for on and off-road, these wheels are available in diameters from 17 to 22 inches.
MO962s come in several finishes, including gloss black with milled accents, chrome, gray, and chrome/black.
This six-spoke design looks intimidating on or off road.
Available in diameters from 15 to 20 inches and in finishes including matte and machined black.
Made to fit larger trail tires, these wheels are available in diameters from 15 to 17 inches with various offsets. Bolt patterns include 5, 6, or 8 bolts.
XD820 wheels are available in a wide range of bolt patterns, and diameters span 16 to 22 inches.
One and two-piece wheels are also available. One-piece finishes include black, milled black, machined black, chrome, bronze, and gray, with two-piece finishes including black/blue and black/red.
Diameters range from 15 to 18 inches with multiple bolt patterns and backspacings available.
Finishes include matte black and machined aluminum.
This wheel was built with off-road warriors in mind. It's lightweight but doesn't sacrifice structural integrity.
It's got bolt-on hub covers, and is available in matte black and titanium finishes. Diameters include 16, 17, 18, and 20-inch.
If you're still convinced steel wheels are the best off-road rims, check out our top selling steel wheel.
Built for tough terrain, the 10-spoke design rock climber design is prepared for just that: playing hard in off-road conditions and climbing over rocks.
Larger fitments maximize obstacle clearance and thicker welds absorb energy, and rest assured that any structural failure is backed by Pro Comp's lifetime structural warranty.
Finishes include matte and gloss black and come with their own two-year warranty.
The Terra Grappler G2 is our best selling all terrain tire for a reason - it's great on and off road, great in wet and dry conditions, and has average comfort and quiet ratings.
Off-road stability and traction comes from a staggered shoulder pattern and full-depth sipes that also help slow down tire wear.
Combining the best in off-road wet and dry performance, Nitto's Trail Grapplers have a reinforced shoulder and balanced void ratio for increased grip and uncompromised stability.
Average comfort and quiet ratings make them sound like an all season tire when on road, making it a great tire to get to and from a weekend adventure.
Made almost exclusively for off-road performance, Nitto's Mud Grappler tires excel in dirty, rocky, and muddy terrain.
The extra space, or higher void, between tread blocks easily tackles mud and dirt and provides extra traction on uneven surfaces.
Designed to take a beating, these tires come with loads of off-road benefits: rugged tread blocks, mud and rock defense, quiet ride, and heat diffuser technology that ensures stability when towing.
If you have questions about off-road wheels, chat or call our product experts. We're here to help.
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