Top 20 alloy wheel manufacturers

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Many motorists purchased alloy wheels in order to improve the appearance of the car or replace damaged products. People had to face a number of difficulties. The domestic car market presents a rich assortment of “casting” made both abroad and in our country. To choose the right rims for your car, you need to understand a number of technical parameters. We invite you to get acquainted with the recommendations of our experts.

Recommendations for the selection of alloy wheels

Geometric parameters. Alloy wheels differ in a number of technical characteristics. The easiest way is to select the appropriate option for the car model. But it will be safer to spend a little of your time and before buying to find out such important geometric parameters of disks as:

  1. landing size;
  2. the number and shape of the mounting holes;
  3. width;
  4. departure;
  5. diameter of the hub hole;
  6. the presence of humps (annular protrusions on the rim).

The advantages of alloy wheels. The attractiveness of “casting” is explained by the following advantages.

  1. First of all, users are attracted by a beautiful appearance. The consumer is offered a variety of shapes and a wide range of colors.
  2. An important advantage of “casting” is the reduction in wheel mass. This has a beneficial effect on fuel consumption and suspension durability.
  3. Alloy wheels improve the car's handling, the owners observe a smoother car ride and quick acceleration.

Disadvantages of alloy wheels. When buying new wheels for your car, you should take into account the disadvantages of “casting”.

  1. Experts believe that the main disadvantage is low maintainability. Even if the damage can be “cured”, the cost of repairing is comparable to buying a new disc. Therefore, experts recommend, in the conditions of our country, to put light-alloy wheels for the spring-autumn season in combination with summer tires.
  2. The aesthetic molded cutouts look attractive, but they get dirty. It cannot be removed from the disc on its own, therefore, when it dries, the wheel balance is disturbed.
  3. Alloy wheels vary greatly in price. It depends not only on the popularity of the manufacturer, but also on the manufacturing technology. In addition, innovative coatings are used to create a beautiful appearance, which also affects the cost.

We have selected the top 20 alloy wheel manufacturers for our review. Their products are supplied to the trade network of our country. When allocating seats, the opinion of the expert community and the reviews of domestic motorists were taken into account.

Rating of the best manufacturers of alloy wheels

Nomination a place manufacturer rating
Rating of the best manufacturers of alloy wheels 1 Alutec 5.0
2 BBS 4.9
3 OZ Racing 4.8
4 Konig 4.7
5 Rial 4.6
6 Sparco 4.5
7 DOTZ 4.5
8 Enkei 4.5
9 Work 4.4
10 DEZENT 4.4
11 Aez 4.3
12 Rays 4.3
13 Mak 4.2
14 Momo 4.2
15 Vossen 4.1
16 WALD 4.1
17 Weds 4.0
18 PDW Wheels 3.0
19 Kosei 3.9
20 K&K 3.8

Alutec

Rating: 5.0

Alutec

The recognition of motorists in different countries of the world was won by the young German company Alutec. This respected manufacturer of alloy wheels has been operating since 1996, but in a short time he managed to organize a high-tech production. The rims are made of a durable alloy; a durable paintwork is used to protect the metal structure from corrosion. Its warranty period is 5 years. The experts highly appreciated the precise geometric dimensions, perfect balancing, impact resistance of the discs, giving the brand the laurels of the rating winner.

Domestic car owners praise Alutec products for their stylish design, optimal value for money, strength and durability. Discs are easy to care for and use.

Advantages

  • high-tech production;
  • strength and durability;
  • reliable protection against corrosion;
  • quality workmanship.

disadvantages

  • not found.

BBS

Rating: 4.9

BBS

BBS was founded in 1970 and the first rims for racing cars were produced two years later. Today, the manufacturer is well known among motorists; it has many awards from reputable publications. The experts drew attention to the “Best Supplier” award received from the company Porsche. Much attention is paid to the weight of the rims, while strength and shock resistance remain at the height. Casting and machining technology has been perfected in the factory shops, and strict quality control is organized at the exit. It is not surprising that the products belong to the premium class with all the ensuing consequences for the consumer. The brand receives the silver in our rating.

It is a pity that not all Russian motorists can afford BBS products. In addition, there are fake discs on the market.

Advantages

  • light weight;
  • high quality;
  • strength;
  • modern production.

disadvantages

  • high prices.

OZ Racing

Rating: 4.8

OZ Racing

The Italian company OZ Racing was founded in 1971. The constant pursuit of improvement has helped the manufacturer achieve success in the world of motorsport. The wheel rims have been tested in such auto races as Formula 1, Indianapolis, DTM. The products have been approved by renowned car manufacturers Ferrari, McLaren, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Maserati and Lotus. The secret of success lies in a special aluminum-magnesium alloy, which is subsequently thermally hardened. The Italians impressed the experts with their openwork forms and high strength. All products have international quality certificates. The brand receives the bronze in our rating.

Russian motorists are enthusiastic about OZ Racing wheels. They are noted for their stylish design and high durability. But only a few can buy such products.

Advantages

  • openwork forms;
  • unique alloy;
  • high strength;
  • light weight.

disadvantages

  • high price.

Konig

Rating: 4.7

Konig

Back in 1935, Pan Mar Corporation appeared in the United States. Since 1983, it has been producing rims under the Konig brand. The company's products have become very popular with fans of racing, drifting and tuning. The American manufacturer supplies rims both to the conveyors of car factories and to the retail network. High-tech production is established in Singapore, high quality of products is confirmed by international certificates. The experts appreciated the sponsorship of the brand in such competitions as Formula Drift, Time Attack, etc. The brand ranks fourth in our ranking.

Russian motorists are still looking closely at Konig wheels. Experienced owners, judging by the reviews, are still few.

Advantages

  • good quality;
  • high-tech production;
  • affordable price;
  • reliability.

disadvantages

  • low popularity in Russia.

Rial

Rating: 4.6

Rial

The first German Rial wheels appeared in 1970. The manufacturer relied on the production of racing models, focusing on the Formula 1. However, later a line of castings for ordinary cars appeared, and the sports part gradually disappeared. The German government took part in the modernization of the plant, as a result, advanced equipment for casting, machining and control appeared in the shops. The products have been certified in accordance with international standards ISO TS 16949: 2002 and DIN EN ISO 9001. For German quality and reasonable price, experts gave the brand the fifth place in our rating.

Some motorists consider Rial alloy wheels to be the standard of quality. The catalog contains models for most European, Asian and American cars.

Advantages

  • high quality;
  • Beautiful design;
  • wide range of models;
  • affordable price.

disadvantages

  • there are fakes.

Sparco

Rating: 4.5

Sparco

For many motorsport fans, the Sparco brand is associated with competitions and championships. The company was founded by professional racers Antonio Parisi and Enrico Glorioso in 1977. The company began with the production of overalls for racers, then the production of sports seats. Light-alloy wheels are distinguished by a variety of styles and a wide range of sizes. The durability and reliability of the products have been confirmed by experts from reputable publications, as well as in practice during racing competitions. The brand is in the TOP-6 of our rating.

In the reviews, domestic motorists speak flatteringly about design and reliability. The disadvantages include high prices and a modest assortment in Russian stores.

Advantages

  • style variety;
  • wide range of standard sizes;
  • strength;
  • quality workmanship.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • a modest assortment in stores.

DOTZ

Rating: 4.5

DOTZ

German DOTZ wheels are capable of emphasizing the individuality of the car. The manufacturer is part of the Alcar group, where it works in close cooperation with the companies Aez and Enzo. The priority direction of the brand is the production of wheels for racing cars. Products tested on highways such as Brands Hatch and Kyalami. There are rims for everyday driving in the company's catalog. The German association TUV is involved in quality control. DOTZ is rightfully considered by experts to be the trendsetter on the European continent.

Russian car owners found several flaws that prevented the brand from taking a higher place in the rating. Chief among them is the large number of fakes. Therefore, you should not chase products with low prices.

Advantages

  • strength;
  • strict quality control;
  • rich range of standard sizes;
  • variety of designs.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • a lot of fakes.

Enkei

Rating: 4.5

Enkei

Japanese alloy wheel maker Enkei emerged as a public limited company Enshu Keigokin. The company has now grown into an international corporation with 4,500 employees. The experts drew attention to the most advanced disc manufacturing technologies. The manufacturer successfully combines aluminum casting and forging, conquering new markets. Among the partners of the concern are such giants as General Motors, Ford, Honda, Toyota, Nissan. The brand's participation in Formula 1 races along with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes is worth mentioning separately.

The brand deservedly gets into our rating. But Russian motorists are most worried about how to distinguish the original from the counterfeit. This topic is the most discussed on the forums.

Advantages

  • innovative technologies;
  • original style;
  • high quality;
  • a wide range of.

disadvantages

  • a lot of counterfeit products;
  • short service life (3-5 years).

Work

Rating: 4.4

Work

The Japanese company Work maintains fierce competition in the premium segment. The wheel rims are distinguished by their stylish appearance, uniqueness and high quality. For the manufacture of “casting” light alloys are used, so the discs are lightweight. When colliding with an obstacle, they bend rather than break, so the discs can be restored in the workshop. Experts appreciated the variety of models and designs, including the brand in our rating. The bestsellers were the Equip, Seeker, Gnosis, VS and Meister series.

Since Japanese discs are expensive, many replicas can be found on the Russian market. On thematic forums, domestic motorists share their knowledge of how to distinguish the original from the copy. Official manufacturers of the Work brand label the copyright holder.

Advantages

  • high quality;
  • recognizable style;
  • modern technologies;
  • variety of models.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • many replicas on the market.

DEZENT

Rating: 4.4

DEZENT

The products of the German company DEZENT are distinguished by conservatism and classical forms. But thanks to its excellent quality, the brand is among the top ten manufacturers of “casting”. Experts draw attention to the fact that not all standard sizes are represented in Russia. Dealers import discs with a radius of 16 inches. Therefore, the owners of middle class cars and crossovers can choose the right model for themselves. Thanks to their high safety and classic design, DEZENT wheels become recognizable in different countries of the world.

The democratic cost allows the majority of car owners in our country to become the happy owners of the German “casting”. The disadvantages of domestic users include heavy weight and not perfect balancing.

Advantages

  • high strength;
  • classic design;
  • recognition;
  • resistant coating.

disadvantages

  • heavy weight;
  • not perfect balancing.

Aez

Rating: 4.3

Aez

The German company Aez has been working on the European market for over 20 years. It attracted the attention of experts with a unique wheel rim manufacturing technology. They compare favorably with competitors in that they do not need balancing. Thanks to this, the manufacturer managed to ensure a high demand for “casting”. Due to strict adherence to technological discipline and multilevel control, alloy wheels have precise dimensions and serve car owners for a long time. For resistance to impact and reliable protection against corrosion, the brand enters our rating.

Users in reviews praise the German manufacturer for a wide range and beautiful design. Unfortunately, even expensive models are not always of high quality.

Advantages

  • antistatic coating;
  • variety of models and standard sizes;
  • strength;
  • perfect balancing.

disadvantages

  • substandard products come across.

Rays

Rating: 4.3

Rays

From the first days of its existence, the Japanese company Rays has focused on the production of rims. The brand's products could be seen at Formula 1, GT, etc. competitions. The design office develops new models, improving the structure and design. The manufacturer has always put quality in the first place, thoroughly working out all the details. Experts drew attention to two lines of discs. “Casting” is created using RCF (Flow Forming) technology, which increases the strength of the metal. Forged models are first stamped and then the workpieces are processed on high-precision machines.

The brand ranks 12th in our rating for its lightness and quality workmanship. Among the shortcomings, users note the high price and the lack of models in Russian stores.

Advantages

  • light weight;
  • elegant design;
  • Japanese quality;
  • high-tech production.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • rarely on sale.

Mak

Rating: 4.2

Mak

The Italian company Mak is not very popular among Russian motorists. But experts believe that the brand's products deserve attention. First of all, it is necessary to highlight the compliance of alloy wheels with all the requirements of European and Russian standards. The manufacturer uses quality raw materials and advanced casting technology, which makes the unit durable. However, this increases the weight of the discs, which is often the complaint of crossover owners. The manufacturer's pricing policy also negatively affected the final position in the rating. But the company did not save on designers, so the wheels are easily recognizable.

Domestic motorists are pleased with the ergonomic design, reliability and ease of maintenance. Of the minuses, the appearance of cracks upon impact and a large weight are noted.

Advantages

  • quality raw materials;
  • Hi-tech;
  • ergonomics;
  • stylish appearance.

disadvantages

  • heavy weight;
  • cracking on impact.

Momo

Rating: 4.2

Momo

The Italian brand Momo manages not to get lost among the recognized leaders not only due to its original name, but also due to its masterpiece appearance. The designers managed to create products that attract the attention of not only ordinary people, but also experienced experts. But not only for the showiness “casting” Momo gets into different ratings. Premium products are of high quality. The enterprise has organized a multi-stage control, thanks to which it is possible to exclude the ingress of defective products into the distribution network.

In the reviews, Russian motorists highlighted such qualities of Momo alloy wheels as high wear resistance, excellent balancing and beauty. As for the shortcomings, complaints go to the Taiwanese assembly products.

Advantages

  • beautiful appearance;
  • strength;
  • high quality;
  • excellent balancing.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • unstable quality of Taiwanese assembly.

Vossen

Rating: 4.1

Vossen

Few motorists in Russia know the American company Vossen. It was founded not so long ago (2006) by a team of professionals. The manufacturer has chosen a narrow specialization, focusing on multi-spoke wheels measuring 19-22 inches. The plant uses the latest technologies, thanks to which light and high-quality products are obtained. High quality is confirmed by the international TUV certificate. According to experts, Florida wheels can make an ordinary crossover or sedan a striking and unique car. The brand is included in our ranking for its advanced manufacturing and beautiful appearance.

Domestic users note the high quality, lightness and variety of colors. Of the minuses, a narrow range of standard sizes and a high price should be distinguished.

Advantages

  • high-quality manufacturing;
  • modern technologies;
  • lightness of discs;
  • original design.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • modest assortment.

WALD

Rating: 4.1

WALD

In 1990, Japanese racer Hokiru Kaneshi opened the WALD International salon, which specialized in car tuning. Having successfully worked with domestic brands, the company entered the European and then the American market. The manufacturer pays special attention to the aerodynamic characteristics of the car, where rims are not the last place. Thanks to modern equipment, the company manages to create models for each brand and model. The experts included the brand in our rating for an individual approach to each client.

Only the richest Russian car owners can use the services of the WALD tuning salon. Recognizable luxury is only available on a limited list of vehicles.

Advantages

  • individual approach;
  • modern equipment;
  • aerodynamics;
  • exquisite design.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • narrow range of models.

Weds

Rating: 4.0

Weds

The most innovative approaches are used by Weds for the creation of alloy wheels. The Japanese manufacturer began its activities in 1965 with a focus on product quality. Over time, branches were built in other countries, for example, discs from a Taiwanese enterprise enter the Russian market. Among the innovations in the production cycle, experts noted the computer-aided design of CAD, analysis by the finite element method FEA, and the automated production system CAM. At each stage of production, strict control has been established, which allows us to detect deviations in a timely manner.

Young motorists on the forums are respectful of Weds products, calling the wheels “boyish”. But they did not find mass use in Russia due to the small assortment.

Advantages

  • original appearance;
  • innovative production;
  • strict quality control;
  • affordable price.

disadvantages

  • limited range.

PDW Wheels

Rating: 4.0

PDW Wheels

In 2007, the Chinese and Australian companies merged to form the PDW Wheels brand. Only one year was enough for the new enterprise to enter the world market with wheel disks. At present, the products are supplied to 35 countries, including Russia. The experts appreciated the ultra-modern design of the “casting”, the resistance of the discs to damage and impact. For improved handling and high quality, the brand gets into our rating.

Russian motorists liked the PDW SUV line the most, these are wheels for off-road vehicles. Users are praising BLACKOUT, TROJAN and DEVIL. Of the shortcomings, a darkening of the light coating is noted.

Advantages

  • rich line of styles;
  • strength;
  • excellent casting quality;
  • improved vehicle handling.

disadvantages

  • unstable coating;
  • difficult care.

Kosei

Rating: 3.9

Kosei

The Japanese company Kosei worked in the aviation industry in the 50s. After the reorientation, the employees of the enterprise used all the accumulated experience for the production of alloy wheels. The experts included the brand in our rating for its combination of good quality and affordable price. The strengths of the “casting” include strength and resistance to the formation of microcracks. The well-known Japanese automaker Toyota liked the high performance properties of the products, where today Kosei alloy wheels are installed on new cars.

Russian motorists liked the reasonable prices, Japanese quality, lightness and elegant design. But when driving over potholes and bumps, the discs can bend, which is why users have to resort to editing at specialized tire centers.

Advantages

  • stylish appearance;
  • light weight;
  • affordable prices;
  • good quality.

disadvantages

  • bend easily on uneven roads.

K&K

Rating: 3.8

K&K

Отечественный производитель литых дисков K&K в своей работе руководствуется требованиями ГОСТов. As a result, the products are highly durable, which is confirmed by a lifetime warranty (against the occurrence of spontaneous deformation). Experts pay attention to the careful selection of the “casting” at the outlet, therefore discs are supplied to the retail network without the slightest defects. The paintwork comes with a 3-year warranty. Staining is carried out using SAM technology, after which the samples are tested in a salt spray chamber. The brand closes the top twenty of the best alloy wheel manufacturers.

Car owners liked the durability of the products, the wide range of models, and the design variety. As for the weaknesses, users are unhappy with the high weight and poor balancing.

Advantages

  • high strength;
  • affordable price;
  • durability;
  • wide range of products.

disadvantages

  • heavy weight;
  • poor balancing.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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