BETTER HANDLING WHEEL BUYER’S GUIDE
As UTVs increase their wheel-travel numbers and overall widths, manufacturers want to keep the machines’ wheels as close to the center of the car as possible. This helps turning and reduces leverage on components, such as ball joints, tire rod ends, wheel hubs, studs and bearings. So, what you will find on most stock cars is a wheel that looks very flat or does not have a deep dish. This helps turning and reduces leverage on components, such as ball joints, tire rod ends, wheel hubs, studs and bearings. So, what you will find on most stock cars is a wheel that looks very flat or does not have a deep dish. UTV Action’s Better Handling Wheel Buyer’s Guide shows you these new wheel designs.
It took the aftermarket wheel companies a couple of years to catch on to this trend, but they finally have. If you are removing a stock wheel with a high positive offset, you should replace it with a wheel that has this same design. We have put together a list of some of the newest beadlock wheels available with this offset so you can keep your machine looking great and working perfectly.
Fuel’s Anza wheel is available with a 38mm offset that will keep you as close to stock as possible. It’s available in both 14- and 15-inch sizes in Matte Black and Grey is sold in the 15-inch size only.
Fuel’s Hardline is only available in 15×7 with the 38mm offset. Its two-toned red and black or black and machined finish will surely stand out.
Method’s 401R wheel is a narrow 5-inch beadlock forged from A356 aluminum and has a 1600-pound load rating. The offset is a full 46mm. This wheel is only available in a raw finish.
Price: $299 each
KMC has a handful of UTV wheels to replace your stock ones without dramatically changing the car’s stance.
Price: KMC KS433 Mesa 15-inch 38mm 15×6, $525; KMC KS435 Grenade 15-inch 38mm 15×6, $525; KMC KS235 Grenade15-inch 38mm black/bronze, $215; KMC KS234 2 15-inch 38mm black/raw, $215
OMF has been building High Positive offset wheels the longest, using its adjustable billet center design. OMF’s wheel is 15 inches tall by 6.5 inches wide with a 55mm offset. The wheels are available in a race-ready, machined finish or custom powdercoated. As with all OMF Performance wheels, these are 100 percent made in America.
Contact: (951) 354-8272
Sedona’s Split 6 comes in a 6+1 or narrower 5+1 option. The measured offset for this cast-aluminum wheel is 30mm, and the wheel is dual-drilled for two beadlock attachment locations. Colors are Bronze or black/machined.
The System 3 SB4 is available in 14 inches and 15 inches in grey/black or bronze. They all have 6+1 or 45mm offset.
The Walker Evans 14X6 Legend 2 Beadlock comes in grey or black with machined accents to give it a forged wheel look. A true forged wheel is available as well in 15×5.5 sizing only. The back spacing is up to 50mm.
See more custom UTV wheels here: https://utvactionmag.com/introducing-system-3-tires-and-wheels/