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  • Alloy Wheels vs Steel Wheels

    For many motorists the wheels on their car help make a statement. But apart from aesthetics, they also play an extremely important part in your safety. The wheels are the interface between your vehicle and the road, and thus anything less than the best wheels possible reduce your vehicle's optimum safety. So if you are choosing new wheels for your car it is important to know what the options are and what benefits or disadvantages may accrues from your choices.

    What is the difference between alloy and steel wheels?

    Traditionally most car wheels were made of steel. They were durable and looked presentable. But in the world of motor sport this was not enough and alloy wheels are the order of the day. Alloy wheels are different to steel wheels in a number of ways including:

    • They are made of an alloy of aluminium or magnesium, and sometimes even both
    • They tend to have greater strength compared to weight, than steel wheels
    • Alloy wheels have greater heat conduction
    • A possible problem is that alloy wheels can be more vulnerable in a fire
    • Tuning enthusiasts like them because of their look and connection with motor sport
    • Could contribute to improved vehicle handling

    Put simply alloy wheels deliver all the strength of steel wheels but with lighter weight, which in turn is always a bonus for performance.

    Why choose alloy wheels?

    For normal road drivers the benefits of alloy wheels are not significant enough to make a huge difference to the driving experience. They are a technology born out of the motor sport environment, where saving every gram in weight is precious. However for true motoring enthusiasts, they are persuasive. Good alloy wheels make a visual statement, and this is important for many people who take motoring seriously. The benefits in weight reduction can also be relevant for more performance oriented vehicles and especially those that may do a little track work from time to time. On track, lighter alloy wheels contribute to a lower unspring mass, contributing to improved handling performance.

    Choosing alloy or steel wheels

    Ultimately your choice of wheel type will depend on your individual aesthetics and your motoring aspirations. Alloy wheels tend to be more expensive so that will be a consideration for many, but if you want to have the ultimate driving experience there may be a compelling argument for it.

    To make choosing alloy wheels easy, JAX Tyres offer an easy to use Online Wheel Selector Tool, which allows you to select your vehicle and apply different wheels. You can change the colour of your vehicle and even suspension options to really give you a view of what your vehicle will look like with different alloy wheels.

    Are you looking for new alloy or steel wheels? Find options to fit your vehicle by clicking through to our Online Wheel Selector Tool. 

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  • Petrol Wheels

    The prestige range of Petrol wheels combines European style with a wide range of fitment options. Superb build quality and a stunning finish make the Petrol range one of the most sought after brands for the discerning automotive enthusiast. All new wheel designs are tested to the highest quality standards prior to and during manufacture.

    PetrolWheels suit most Toyota, Holden, Ford and Mitsubishi models.

    To find out more aboutPetrolWheels find your nearest JAX Tyres store or call {$advertise_phone_number}  "1300 FOR TYRES"

    View our complete wheel range.

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  • Wheels - General
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    As a general rule, it is recommended that you only fit wheels and tyres that are listed on the tyre placard or in the owners' handbook. These have been tested and proven for your car.

    Sometimes the range of wheels listed by the manufacturer may appear to be limited. While it is recommended that you fit only these wheels, the Transport Authority does not oppose the fitting of wheels outside the range providing they are safe for the vehicle.

    Important: The wheel track must not be increased by more than 25mm beyond the maximum specified by the vehicle manufacturer for the particular model.

    Important: If you are contemplating fitting non-original axle or suspension components you should seek the guidance of an engineering signatory as an engineering certificate will be required.

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  • Replacement Wheels Requiring an Engineer's Certificate

    Wheels which exceed the diameter and width limits for major wheel changes must be assessed by an engineering signatory who is recognised by the Transport Authority for the purpose of certifying modified vehicles. (Contact the Transport Authority for more information.)

    If the signatory finds that the wheels are safe for your vehicle, you will be issued with an engineering certificate. The original of this certificate is generally required to be submitted to the Transport Authority for notification of the modifications, or for registration of the vehicle. The duplicate copy or owners copy is stamped and endorsed by the Transport Authority, and must be kept in the vehicle to be presented to an authorised officer of the Transport Authority or the police, when requested.

    There are limits on the size of wheels, which can be certified by an engineering signatory. These limits are as follows:

    Rear Wheels

    The maximum permitted rear rim width for a particular vehicle is determined by its tare weight (10 litres of fuel, no occupants or luggage) in accordance with the following table:

    Front Wheels

    The lesser of each front wheel shall be:

    1. no wider than the maximum permitted for rear wheels on your vehicle or 204mm
    2. no narrower than 70% of that fitted to the rear wheels, and
    3. no narrower than a standard wheel fitted to your vehicle as original equipment.

    Front Wheel Drive Vehicles

    For these vehicles, except where the original manufacturer provides to the contrary, front wheel widths shall be no more than 26mm greater than the widest optional wheel offered by the vehicle manufacturer. This requirement also applies vehicles with constant four wheel drive.

    Four Wheel Drive Vehicles

    For these vehicles, except where the original manufacturer provides to the contrary, the maximum wheel width is the lesser of the maximum for rear wheels on your vehicle or 204mm, the front and rear wheel widths shall be the same.

    Vehicles with diagonally split brake systems

    Except where the original manufacturer provides to the contrary, vehicles so equipped must have the same size wheel widths fitted to front and rear wheels. The front wheel offset (and front wheel track) shall remain as original.

    Additional Requirements for Replacement Wheels

    • The wheel rim width must not be less than the minimum width fitted by the vehicle manufacturer for the particular model.
    • The wheel and tyre must be contained within the body work, or mudguards, including "flares", when the wheels are in the straight ahead position.
    • The wheel and tyre must not foul any part of the body or suspension under all operating conditions.
    • All wheels fitted to "an axle" must be of the same diameter, offset, width and mounting configuration (except for spare wheels used in an emergency situation)
    • Wheel nuts & bolts (studs) must have a thread engagement length at least equal to the tread diameter, except where specified otherwise by the vehicle manufacturer.
    • The wheel rim must not have a circumferential weld other than that which attaches the rim to the wheel centre.
    • The wheel must be one designed for the particular hub/axle in respect to bolt pitch circle diameter and wheel nut tapers. Wheels with slotted stud holes are not permitted.
    • Speedometer accuracy must be maintained for the selected tyre and rim combination.
    • The fitment of wheel spacers (or adaptors for dual wheel conversions) between the wheel mounting face and the road wheel is not permitted unless fitted as original equipment by the vehicle manufacturer.
    • The maximum legal permissibile increase in the vehicle's track width in most states of Australia is 25mm and others 26mm. Most states subscribe to the National Code of Practice, which stipulates a maximum track increase of no more than 25mm. Care must be taken, therefore, not to fit wheels having wheel offsets that would create the vehicle track width to increase in excess of 25mm.
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