KEEP ON TURN­ING

AL­LOY OR STEEL? LOAD RAT­INGS? SIZE MAT­TERS? WE RE­VEAL ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN BUY­ING A NEW SET OF OFF-ROAD WHEELS.

4 x 4 Australia - - Gear - WORDS TRIS­TAN TANCREDI

BACK in July we dis­sected off-road tyres, and this month one we’re tak­ing a closer look at what lives in­side that rub­ber: wheels. A set of off-road wheels are an in­te­gral make-up of any se­ri­ous tour­ing ma­chine; a good set from a re­spected man­u­fac­turer – wrapped with good qual­ity rub­ber – en­sures peace of mind when point­ing your bull­bar to­ward a crumbly climb. But what kinds of wheels are bet­ter for of­froad­ing? What sizes should you be look­ing at what? What are they made of? And what are the ben­e­fits of dif­fer­ent com­po­si­tions? We chat­ted to a few ex­perts to get to the bot­tom of all these ques­tions.

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