The Nissan 350Z is a vehicle that radiates greatness not only in performance but also in style. At its heart rests a very powerful engine that is supported by a lot of cleverly engineered mechanical and electrical parts responsible for providing the car with its amazing performance. Then, concealing these parts is an artwork of sheet metal body panels and various other exterior auto parts that elegantly describes just what kind of vehicle the Nissan 350Z is.
But aside from those parts that are exclusively made to perform and those that are exclusively made to make the vehicle look elegant, there are also those parts that are designed to do both. Among these parts are the Nissan 350Z wheels. The wheels are the round metal rings or disks upon which the tires ride. Wheels were primarily made to support the tires. They are also designed to be able to withstand loads from acceleration, braking and cornering. But while most vehicle wheels are made only for these purposes, Nissan 350Z wheels tend to do more by serving as styling components as well.
Most vehicles are equipped with small steel wheels covered with hubcaps or wheel covers. These cheap looking wheels, however, simply have no place in a high quality and high performance vehicle like the Nissan 350Z. Standard on most Nissan 350Z trim models are 18-inch 5-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels while 18-inch (front) and 19-inch (back) RAYS® super lightweight 5-spoke forged aluminum-alloy wheels are standard on the Track and Grand Touring Coupe models. These wheels do not only do their functions well but also serve an aesthetic purpose and complete the vehicle's stylish appearance.
Since they are performance and style essentials for the Nissan 350Z, it is only proper that you take good care of your car's wheels. In case they get damaged or deformed, it is advisable that they be replaced only with genuine Nissan 350Z wheels. But if factory replacement wheels are scarce or totally unavailable, you may also make use of high quality aftermarket wheels that you can get from your local auto parts dealer or from major online auto parts sources. These aftermarket or custom wheels are available in a variety of styles, materials, finishes and sizes so your chances of finding one that will fit perfectly on your car is great.