Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Why Choose Custom Wheel Adapters

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Wheel adapters allow you to install a wheel that normally would not fit onto your car. They help to provide more space in order for a larger or more unique tire to fit where your old standard wheel used to be. However, selecting the right one can be tricky.  

There are many variables that you have to consider before you even purchase a new wheel adapter. You must know specific information such as lug types and bolt patterns in order to ensure you are buying the right adapter. In some cases, you may find yourself unable to determine the correct wheel adapter. In these cases, you will want to choose a custom wheel adapter over a standard wheel adapter. Here are just a few reasons why you should go with a custom wheel adapter.

Ensure You Are Getting the Right Fit

You may go and buy a standard wheel adapter only to bring it home to install the adapter, and it doesn’t fit. This is an issue that a lot of people face when installing their first wheel adapter. If you want to skip the hassle of having to pick the right wheel adapter and run the risk of having to return the one you got over and over then a custom wheel adapter is the solution. When choosing a custom wheel adapter, you ensure that the fit is perfect for your car since the wheel adapter is made specially to fit the wheel you are installing.

 Unusual Pattern

Some cases you may start to look for the bolt pattern of your wheel only to find out no one sells it. This means you have an unusual bolt pattern and more than likely you will not be able to find a standard wheel adapter to fit. A custom wheel adapter can be made to fit any pattern whether it be a standard or unusual one.

Custom Wheels

If you are fixing up an old car or have a car that is not very common, you may run into the issue of having no standard wheel adapter to select from. Many unique cars also have unique and custom wheels. Because the wheel is less common, manufacturers do not make wheel adapters in bulk for them. The solution in this case again is to have custom wheel adapter made. Custom wheel adapters not only can have custom patterns, but you can have them made for custom wheels as well. 

Buying Custom Wheel Adapters

You may come to find that you need a custom wheel adapter for 1 or more of the reasons above. So, where do you even start to look for custom wheel adapters? Many manufacturers that sell standard wheel adapters also sell custom wheel adapters. In some cases, you will be able to buy a custom wheel adapter right from a manufacturer’s site. However, in some cases, you may need to contact the manufacturer to have a special wheel adapter made if you cannot find the one you are looking for.

At EZ Accessory we have a wide variety of custom wheel adapters you can select right from our site. If you find yourself still not finding what you are looking for, then contact us at 1-800-505-8758, and we can make any type of wheel adapter you need.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

How to Find the Right Wheel Adapters for Your Car

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Changing your wheels can be a frustrating process for many car, truck, and SUV owners. Many owners will select a wheel they like, only to find out it does not fit their current wheel model. If you find yourself in this situation, you should consider a wheel adapter as the solution.

What exactly is a wheel adapter? A wheel adapter is used when you want to change the bolt pattern of your car's hub. The change in pattern moves the wheel out allowing you to customize your wheels for either your car, van, or SUV. In other words, wheel adapters will enable you to easily change your wheels to different ones that may not fit your vehicle perfectly.  There are varying types of wheel adapters so picking the right one can be a daunting task.  Here are two different ways to select the right wheel adapter for your car.

The Simple Way

You may be a car owner that doesn't know a lot about cars and are looking for an easy and simple way to change out your tire. If this is you, then it is suggested you buy a 2-piece wheel adapter. You do not need to know any information about your car or the bolt pattern.

The Bolt Pattern Way

The second way is more involved. However, this method ensures you get the wheel adapter that fits. In order to go this route, you will need to figure out the number of lugs and bolt pattern for both your current wheel and the wheel you are installing. The steps that follow give more detail about this method.

1. Finding the Bolt Pattern and Lugs of the Current Wheel

First, you will want to start by figuring out the number of lugs and bolt pattern of the current wheel on your car. Determining the number of lugs is easy and takes little time. To determine the number of lugs all you need to do is count the number of lugs (bolts) on your wheel's rim.

Once you have the number of lugs, next, you want to determine the bold pattern. This is where it gets a little tricky. There are two different ways to determine the bolt pattern of your car.  One way is by your vehicle make, model, and year. The second way is by figuring out the bolt pattern on your own.

Vehicle's make, model and year is pretty easy to figure out. Once you have this information, you will want to take it and look up what the bolt pattern is. In most cases, you can find this information online. If not, your local auto store should be able to help.

The second option of determining bolt pattern on your own is a bit trickier. Bolt pattern refers to the diameter of the imaginary circle formed by the centers of wheel lugs. Bolt patterns can 4, 5, 6, or 8 lugs. To figure out the right bolt pattern for your wheel adapter you take the number of lugs and the diameter of the circle. For example, if you had a 4-lug wheel and a diameter of 100, your bolt pattern would be 4x100. If you are unsure of your bolt pattern, you can use this chart for reference.

2. Finding the Bolt Pattern and Lug of the wheel you are Installing

Once you have the information about the current wheel, you will want to move on to the wheel you are installing.  Just like the current wheel, you will need to know the number of lugs and bolt pattern.  You do this in the same way you determined the bolt pattern and lug of the current wheel above.  There are two options when it comes to the bolt pattern of the wheel you are adapting. They are the same pattern or different pattern.

3. The Final Step

Once you have this information, you are ready to pick a wheel adapter. Most wheel adapter suppliers make it easy for you once you know the number of lugs and bolt pattern of both wheels. When you are shopping, you will first select the number of lugs you are starting with and the amount you are going to. Once you have selected this information, you will pick the wheel adapter based on the bolt pattern.

The True Solution

Finding the right wheel adapters for your car is tricky. Even with the best methods, you can feel overwhelmed. If you are looking for the right wheel adapter, EZ Accessory has the true solution you need. We carry a wide variety of wheel adapters from 2-piece to customize. Start your search today with EZ Accessory here

Monday, February 5, 2018

Benefits of Billet Aluminum Wheel Adapters

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What the big difference when it comes to wheel adapter material? The two major materials that wheel adapters are made out of are cast aluminum and billet aluminum. While they might seem similar, they are formed in two completely different manners which provide completely different benefits. Here is all about what billet aluminum is and what benefits of billet aluminum wheel adapters.

What is Billet Aluminum?

Billet aluminum is a piece that is machined out of a larger chunk of aluminum. Billet is essentially just a general term for taking a piece out of a larger form of metal and creating it into a formed piece. The strength of the billet aluminum piece depends on the strength of the piece it’s being made out of. The beauty of billet pieces is usually due to a heavy amount of operations to produce the final product.


Providing cost-effective benefits is always a bonus when it comes to vehicle parts and pieces. Billet aluminum wheel adapters provide a cost-effective option to fitting your custom wheels. This is because billet aluminum wheel adapters are created from larger pre-existing aluminum pieces. This gives you this strength of more expensive aluminum but for a fraction of the cost. When it comes to wheel adapters, billet aluminum is a great cost-effective option.

Strength and Durability

High-quality wheel adapters are made out of high-quality materials that last. Some of the strongest materials that wheel adapters are made out of are billet aluminum. This is because billet aluminum gives the additional strength that most generic wheel adapters can’t provide. Wheel adapters become an extension of your existing mounting platform. This makes durability and strength a must.

Wheel adapters are essential when it comes to properly mounting your custom wheels. It’s important that wheel adapters fit properly to ensure the safety of those in the vehicle and on the road. At EZ Accessories, we offer billet aluminum wheel adapters and more to customize your vehicle. We know how important customization is as well as keeping those on the road safe. That’s why we only offer quality products made with quality material. To find the right wheel adapter for your vehicle today visit EZ Accessory.