Trucks are meant to be rugged. They are designed to do a lot of rough work. However, the wheels and rims that come standard on most trucks are not as rugged or as tough as you might expect. They are nowhere near the level of rugged and tough as the aftermarket XD series wheels and rims are. In fact, there are some surprising reasons for swapping out your wheels/rims after you purchase your truck.
You Can Buy Better Looking Wheels/Rims
What comes standard on your truck is the most basic of wheels/rims. They are typically aluminum, not steel, and they really do not do anything to enhance the look of your truck. However, aftermarket rims/wheels come in several colors, finishes, spin and designs, and they are often made of steel, which holds up far better than the aluminum ones that came with your truck.
Steel Rims Are Better for ALL Off-Road Activities
If you take your truck mudding or off-roading, those aluminum wheels are not going to be enough. The steel aftermarket wheels are going to perform so much better and be able to withstand the rockiest, roughest terrains. If a tire blows, the aluminum wheels/rims immediately start turning into bent, crunched malformations of their previous selves. The steel rims can keep going with almost no damage.
Steel Wheels/Rims Can Support Greater Weight
When you want to carry really heavy loads, the steel wheels/rims are able to support a lot more weight. The steel ones are stronger, are more durable, and last a lot longer if and when you are regularly hauling heavy loads. If you intend to use your truck for heavy duty work, it is important to swap your aluminum wheels/rims for the aftermarket steel ones before you attempt any major loads and/or long hauls.
Ready to Buy?
If you just bought a new truck, or you are buying a new truck soon, there are plenty of online and offline shops that will sell you these wheels/rims. If you do not want to drive all over the place to shops near you, check online shops. Many of the online shops also offer big discounts that you cannot get locally, in addition to wheel/rim designs that are online exclusives. If you want older designs that are no longer available in local shops, the best place to find these wheels/rims is online, too. Be really specific with your search, including rim/wheel size, and you will get search results that are exactly what you want.