Admittedly, I’m particular about my wheel choices for our vehicles. And while I generally enjoy the process of finding a cool set of wheels, it’s almost agonizing trying to find a set that I don’t hate. The struggle is wheel … er real.
I know it’s me (first step is admitting it, right?). But I just can’t bring myself to buy truck/Jeep wheels with fake bolts, imitation beadlocks, or phony rivets. I also loathe wheels that are gaudy and busy looking. Wheels that are black and silver with lines and holes everywhere; bolts and rivets protruding from every direction. Pretty much the wheels above. No disrespect if you like them; it’s just not my taste.
To make matters worse (maybe I need an intervention?), I am not generally a fan of black wheels on black cars in many instances. I don’t mind black wheels on vehicles in other colors. Hell, our Suzuki above is teal with black wheels, and I love it—simple and utilitarian. However, black wheels on black vehicles is too monochromatic for my taste.
One last thing—I’m looking for custom wheels, not OE rollers. Yes, OE wheels are nice, sturdy, and can be cheap used. They’re just not for me.
With that being said, I’m pretty much screwed.
Honestly, I have found a few sets of wheels that I like. They’re more classic-style Jeep wheels, but in a gunmetal color vs. black. And I’ll probably end up going with these, but man—it’s slim pickings out there these days, especially since newer Jeeps, especially Wrangler JK, all have 17-inch wheels. This means lower demand for 15s or 16s.
I’m looking forward to this gaudy wheel trend going away. Until then, I’ll continue to hunt for a simple wheel.