ratio of aluminum to steel wheels is growing at an ever-increasing
rate. Today, approximately 50% of vehicles use aluminum wheels.
Some high-end manufactures have a ratio of nearly 80%. Virtually
all aftermarket wheels are cast or forged aluminum. This is
a natural transition, as the aluminum wheel is lighter, providing
better performance, handling, improved gas mileage and, it
just plain looks better than a steel wheel with a cheap plastic
cover. The drawback to the consumer is the additional cost
of an aluminum wheel, as well as its propensity to bend and
scuff easily. What's bad for the consumer is good for the kwicksilver professional.