New wheels can add style and performance to your UTV
Swapping out the wheels on your UTV is an easy upgrade and something many of us do. In fact, it happens to be one of the first things people do with a new ride, often before it even leaves the dealership. There are many different wheels on the market, so picking the best UTV wheels for you can seem a bit daunting.
The first thing you think of when you see a UTV with a sweet set of rims is that it looks good. That’s very much true. Changing out the wheels lets you add a bit of personal flair to the machine and the right set can show a bit of attitude, or a bit of class. That’s the cool thing – you can decide.
There are performance benefits to doing a wheel swap, too. If your ride has steel wheels, there is a bit of weight savings to be squeaked out. Plus, aluminum wheels tend to be somewhat stronger than steels wheels. Running beadlock wheels not only offers up a tough look, but they also have a serious performance side as they help keep the tire on the rim.
Whether you’re looking for a style change, or looking to upgrade to something tougher, changing your wheels can help achieve both. Here are five of the best UTV wheels you can add to your machine.
STI HD7 Radiant
STI Tire & Wheel does a couple of things that really set it apart from other manufacturers. It makes outstanding products from a quality and durability standpoint. And, it makes some of the most colorful wheels you can find, making them a great choice for the UTV driver looking to customize his or her ride with something that looks as good as it performs. The HD7 wheels come in radiant red, blue and orange, as well as black and polished finishes. You can pick up a set here.
ITP SD Series Black Ops
ITP is one of the biggest names in UTV tires and wheels. It should be – ITP has been at it for a long time and has been making some of the best products on the market. The Black Ops comes from the Severe Duty line which means it carries a two-year warranty against structural defect. It also means that it’s a tough wheel. The wheel has ITP’s Rock Armor wheel lip and an out beadlock. These lightweight wheels are designed to handle the rigors of racing and extreme trail use. They also look pretty sweet. Shop for a set here.
The Sedona Spyder wheels are a great option for someone looking to add a custom black-wheel flair to their UTV while saving a little bit of green. These wheels run for less than $100 each and can change the look of your ride into something with a little more attitude. Check out some options here.
KMC XS128 Machete
The KMC Machete is cutting-edge cool and a sweet way to customize your ride. These cast-aluminum UTV wheels are extremely durable and boast a lifetime structural defect warranty. They have an astounding 1,250-pound load rating, so whatever you can dish, they can take. KMC Machete UTV wheels are available here.
Hiper Sidewinder 2
Hiper utilizes carbon fiber technology to make an extremely tough wheel that weighs a fraction of what other wheels do. How about a 12-inch wheel that weighs only 8.5 pounds! The Sidewinders have a two-piece modular design that locks the tire on for a solid fit. They aren’t cheap, but when weight and durability is an issue, these are some sweet wheels. You can shop for a set of Hiper Sidewinder carbon wheels here.