Tires and Wheels

Are your factory wheels lacking in design and performance? With aftermarket rims, you can accomplish a few different things. Most people begin with wanting bigger tires. What they don’t realize is that the tires they desire require a certain offset that factory wheels cannot provide.

GRJ Offroad can help you select the proper size, style and fit for your rig, whether you have a truck, Jeep or SUV.

New Wheels and Tires for Your Truck, Jeep or SUV

We carry wheels from some of the top brands in the industry, including Fuel, Black Rhino, Mickey Thompson, Pro Comp, Method Racing, RBP Off Road and Weld Racing. And we only carry the highest quality tires from names.
Before you go out and buy a new set of wheels, read our wheel buying guidelines below and think about the advantages and drawbacks of different types of wheels. If you have any queries while researching, contact us online and a member of our team will be glad to help.

Types of Wheel Finishes

Interested in replacing your wheels? The first step is to pick a finish.

Here are some of the most popular:

  • Alloy Wheels are a type of lightweight wheel that has greater performance characteristics. These lighter wheels enhance cornering and steering accuracy while reducing road feedback for better braking response.
  • Steel Wheels are heavier wheels with a lower center of gravity. Steel rims are ideal for severe road situations in the snow or off-roading over tough terrain, but they are limited by their weight.
  • Chrome is a beautiful finish that can be found on both aluminum and steel wheels. Drivers who care about the aesthetic aspect of their vehicles prefer chrome wheels. Chrome wheels, which are known for their gleaming metallic shine, longevity, and strength, need constant maintenance to maintain their visual appeal.
  • Black: Gives your truck a more aggressive appearance. Is a powder-coated wheel finish that is durable and corrosion-resistant. The best feature is they are easy to clean and maintain.

Types of Wheels

There are three main types of wheels: cast, forged, and billet. Forged and billet wheels are the strongest and most expensive option. They are made of a solid piece of aluminum that is machined into the desired shape. This type of wheel is the most expensive because it is the most labor-intensive to produce.
  • Cast Wheels: Aluminum wheels are created by pouring molten aluminum into a mold, which results in a shape. Gravity or pressure castin is used to create the wheel’s form.
  • Machine Wheels: The machining process entails casting, heating, spinning, and precise pressurization to form a mold with molten aluminum and shape the wheel.
  • Forged Wheels: The forging process transforms a solid piece of aluminum into a wheel by heating it to extreme temperatures and putting tremendous pressure on it. The end result is a lightweight, dense, and strong wheel.
  • Billet Wheels: Billet wheels are made by cutting a solid piece of aluminum into shape. This type of wheel is the strongest, most durable, and lightest weight.

What to Consider For Selecting Wheels For Your Truck, Jeep or SUV:​

  • Size: Different wheel sizes have varying performance characteristics. If you intend on switching your current wheel size, remember to check the maximum vehicle width allowance.
  • Weight: Wheel weight impacts vehicle performance. Heavier wheels increase braking distance and reduce handling, while lighter wheels will improve maneuverability and braking performance.
  • Terrain: Where do you typically ride? The function of the wheels should be considered when choosing them. If you frequently go off-roading, make sure your wheels can take a beating.
  • Off Road Use: If you intend to use your vehicle off-road, then you will need a wheel that can stand up to the elements and tough terrain. A steel wheel is the best choice for off-roading, as they are heavier and have a lower center of gravity.
  • On Road Use: If you will primarily be driving on paved roads, then an alloy wheel is the best choice. Alloy wheels are lighter and provide better performance characteristics.
  • Style: The type of wheel you choose should complement the style of your vehicle. If you have a more aggressive looking truck or SUV, then a black wheel would be a good choice. If you want a more sophisticated and polished look, go with a chrome wheel.
  • Cost: Wheels can range in price from $200 to $2000 per wheel. When selecting wheels, keep in mind what you want the wheel to do for your vehicle. A more expensive forged wheel might be worth the investment if you use your vehicle for racing or off-roading.

Tires

The type of tire you select will have an effect on the way your vehicle handles. If you’re looking for a smoother ride, all-terrain or hybrid tires are a good choice. Off-road tires, on the other hand, provide more grip and traction, which can cause for a slightly rougher ride.

Choosing the right wheel is essential to maximizing your vehicle’s potential when venturing away from paved roads. There are a variety of factors to consider when making your selection, including size, weight, finish, and terrain.
The most popular types of tires include hybrid-terrain, mud-terrain, and all-terrain tires:

Hybrid-Terrain Tires

A hybrid-terrain tire is still fairly new. A blend of all-terrain and mud tires, providing the best of both worlds. In general, a Hybrid-Terrain Tire is one that has features of both a traditional All-Terrain and Mud-Terrain Tires in an effort to bridge the gap between A/T and M/T tires.
There are a few minor variations in how Hybrid-Terrain tires are made, but they typically contain the closely packed tread pattern of an All-Terrain tire and adorn the center line of the tire with the big shoulder lugs and lug spacing of a Mud-Terrain.
In many cases, a Hybrid-Terrain Tire will have the deeper tread depth of a Mud-Terrain Tire with the added siping of an All-Terrain Tire. This combination delivers increased traction in the mud and off-road while maintaining a quieter highway ride and extending tire life. These all-season tires are extremely quiet on the street and provide more capability off-road than an A/T. However, in order to get the best grip out of these shoulder lugs off-road, they must be fully aired down.
In terms of cost, the range is broad. Some Hybrid-Terrains are considerably less costly than others. You’ll want to factor in the expected life of the tire as well as all other feature benefits before making a decision.

Mud-Terrain Tires

Mud Terrain Tires are designed for the most extreme off-road conditions. They typically feature very deep tread depths with large, aggressive tread patterns to provide maximum traction in mud, sand, and rock. Typical mud terrain tires include a more intense and dramatic tread, which is used to grip dirt and muck-filled terrains.
A mud tire may be a better option for you than an all-terrain tire if you need to traverse rocky, uneven, mucky, and filthy terrains. In deep mud, dirt, rock and sand filled terrains, hybrid terrain tires offer more off-road grip. They are intended to give stability and durability throughout the most demanding excursions.
Mud terrain tires are not typically the best choice for on-road use, as the aggressive tread can cause increased road noise and decreased fuel economy. They also tend to wear down much quicker than all-terrain or hybrid-terrain tires.
Mud Terrain Tires tend to be quite loud on the highway due to their large tread patterns. For this reason , they are not well suited for daily driving on paved roads. Mud Terrain Tires are, however, the best choice for extreme off-road conditions. However, if you frequently find yourself in deep mud, dirt, sand, or rocks, then a mud terrain tire is the right choice for you.

All-Terrain Tires

The extra traction provided by All Terrain tires enables them to grab mud, rocks, or snow on unpaved paths. This characteristic also improves vehicle control on city streets and highways. Some A/T tires include additional reinforcement in the sidewall of the tire. These tires are capable of carrying greater loads than most others because to this added support.
At GRJ Offroad, we have a wide selection of off-road wheels to choose from. We offer wheels in multiple sizes, weights, and finishes, so you can find the perfect set for your needs. Our team is also experts in off-road wheel modifications, so we can help you get the right setup for your driving style and terrain. Visit us today and let us help you build the dream rig!

Every customer’s wheels purchasing criteria are different, so please contact us with any queries. There’s certainly a wheel suited for your needs whether it’s for street presence or off-road excursions.

At GRJ Offroad, we offer a wide variety of wheels and tires to improve the look and performance of your truck or Jeep. With brands like Fuel Off-Road, Pro Comp, Dick Cepek, Mickey Thompson and more, you’re sure to find the perfect set of wheels for your vehicle.

What are you waiting for?

For the best wheel buying experience around, contact us today.