May 10, 2012 by Hot Rods by Boyd
19x8 and 20x12 PT-01
We have been catering to the Pro-Touring market long before that term for the latest automotive segment even existed. Originally part of our Multi-Piece Forged series the PT-01 and the rest of our Pro-Touring line cater to lightweight designs, performance brake clearances, and a wide array of sizes and backspaces. Shown above are a pair of brushed center polished outer PT-01 in 19×8 and 20×12. If your looking for the ultimate performance wheel set up look no further. Contrary to some of the information that is being thrown around out there about 3pc wheels being better than 2pc, 2pc welded construction wheels are far superior to 3pc wheels for a number of reasons. 2pc wheels are pound for pound stronger and outperform 3pc wheels in cornering and radial fatigue tests. 2pc wheels in most cases can be made lighter due to the lack of hardware. Speaking of hardware would you build a race car chassis by bolting it together or wouldn’t you just trust the strength of welding? Sizes and offsets. There is now a wide array of diameters and widths that fit 98% of the tires available for performance vehicles. Both our centers and our outers are made of 6061 aluminum unlike most 3pc rim shells that are made of 5000 series aluminum. Now the only thing 3pc wheels have over 2pc wheels is the ability to chrome the wheels. If your into that then go for it, but if your into a nice looking wheel that performs stick with 2pc.
May 1, 2012 by Hot Rods by Boyd
Some 24×15’s Slayers we just finished up for a customer. Really big. This is about the largest width and diameter we can make in our 2pc line of wheels. They do look good on the right car that is built around these wheels. These won’t fit on your average car or truck.
Above we show the same 24×15 Slayer next to a 17×8 rim. A lot has changed over the years. 20 years ago that 17″ rim was big. To see what tires go on these bad boys check out the Pirelli 405/25r24 here