Spruce Up Your Car With These 10 Great Aftermarket Wheels

Squirrel On Car Alloy Rim
A guide to the best rims to buy for your car. Betty Burger / EyeEm / Getty Images

If you're a car enthusiast and want to make your vehicle stand out, aftermarket wheels are a great way to do so. You can spend as little as a couple hundred dollars for a set of simple aluminum-alloy wheels to give your sedan some sparkle. Or you could drop a couple thousand dollars on magnesium-alloy wheels and low-profile tires to improve performance. How much you ultimately spend will be determined by whether you're seeking a cosmetic upgrade or a serious racing boost. These 10 aftermarket wheels are all great choices to improve your car's appearance, but one truly stands out.

BBS Super RS

The classic basketweave pattern on this BBS wheel evokes memories of droptop roadsters and German autobahns. BBS has been making these wheels since 1983 and they're a solid choice for any classic 1980s or '90s German cars, such as the Audi A5, or a '90s Mazda Miata. They're available in silver, gold, and black brightwork.

BBS CX
BBS CX. Tire Rack, Inc.

If you want the BBS name but prefer a more model design, their CX wheel is a good choice. These twisted, overlapping, dual-color spokes are seamlessly integrated into the wheel frame and would look great on any sports sedan, new or vintage. More »

ADV.1 ADV7

ADV.1 ADV7
ADV.1 ADV7. ADV.1 Wheels, Inc.

ADV.1 pioneered this exciting “deep concave” design style that is now working its way through the industry. The ADV7 is a great example of this style, with the subtle inward curve of the spokes towards the center plate and the very interesting way that the spokes meet the dish. They look at home on Range Rovers and Porsches.

OZ Racing Cortina

OZ Cortina
OZ Cortina. Tire Rack, Inc.

Another wheel that uses color to punch up a multi-spoke design, the Cortina is definitely easy on the eyes. Designed and built in Italy, these magnesium-alloy wheels are available in matt black or slate gray. These are also an excellent, elegant choice for a Rover or Porsche.

Enkei GW8

Enkei GW8
Enkei GW8. Tire Rack, Inc.

Minimalist red plastic inserts and a jagged, asymmetrical spoke design make the GW8 one of Enkei's most distinctive works of wheel art. They look great on pocket rockets like the Hyundai Veloster or the Mini Cooper. These wheels have also appeared on limited ​runs of Ford's Fiesta performance models

TSW Silverstone
TSW Silverstone. TSW, Inc.

The Silverstone's dead-black inner looks great in the daylight and appears to be floating in midair at night. Available in silver or gloss black, these wheels have a mod-meets-classic design that will dress up luxury sedans like the BMW 7 series. More »

American Racing Torq Thrust

American Racing specializes in wheels for muscle cars, and this model is one of their iconic designs. Pair these with a Detroit muscle car like the Camaro or Mustang, or a Japanese sports sedan like the Acura ILX.

Enkei RC-G4

If you've got a Subaru WRX or a Honda Civic Si, show off your fast and furious side with these aggressive wheels. Enkei designs for the racing world ​and these wheels would complement any Japanese or Korean car you've modified. This model is available in gold or white.

Carbon Revolution CR9

These carbon-fiber wheels are striking—and strikingly expensive.  At more than $15,000 per set, these are for serious car enthusiasts. You'll find Carbon Revolution wheels on luxury and sports cars like the Porshe 911 that have been customized by aftermarket dealers.