Adding the right wheels to your custom rod or muscle car project is paramount. The shoes on your whip can dramatically impact the appearance of your ride so you want to get it right.  There are endless companies in the custom after market wheel industry however, here are some of the hottest brands for rods and muscle cars. In addition, they deliver some of the best craftsmanship and quality in the rod market and a few have become house hold names and classics in rodding.

If you want a sure shot shoe for your ride, check out these brands. I am sure you will  find a selection of forged 5 stars or other design to stuff under those fat fenders.


Coy’s Equipped LLC. is a custom wheel manufacturer specializing in the production of the highest quality cast aluminum wheels for hot rods and muscle cars on the planet. Coy’s has been building its own wheels since the early 2000’s and has brought many new sizes and innovations to the muscle car wheel market. Coy’s was the first manufacture in the world to offer a full line of custom one piece cast wheels ranging from 17 in to 22 inch for hot rod and muscle cars.

     2.     BOZE:

Boze alloys offers unique styled forged and billet wheels for hard-to-fit vehicles, luxury and exotic cars, performance cars, lowered and lifted trucks and luxury SUV. Boze Forged Wheels & ZE Forged are popular wheels for pro-touring and muscle cars with an aggressive stance. 


 Manes Machine & Engineering was started in 1982 inCorona, Ca. and moved to Ft. Collins, Co. in 1992. The company provides precision machined products to the aerospace industry under private contracts. Expanding into the aftermarket wheel line in 1994 under the brand name of Colorado Custom, has allowed us to diversify and expand into new arenas. Our future is tied to satisfying the needs of a broad spectrum of customers, none of which will receive anything but our finest efforts. 

  1. BUDNIK:

Budnik Wheels continues to lead the industry in cutting edge design, precision manufacturing and customer service. Setting the standard with the finest in custom built forged wheels and steering wheels. Proudly designed and made in American craftsmen. 

  1. BOYDS:  

Boyd Coddington Wheels founded it’s roots in a family tradition of hot rodding. … product, allowing us to focus our twenty-five plus years of custom wheel experience into hand crafting the finest forged wheels available. … billet and cast wheels. 

  1. INTRO:

Intro Custom Wheels is a full service fabrication and custom wheel design facility. Catering to individualizing and the custom fit market for the automotive industry. Several of our patented wheel designs are on the road today.

Our goal is to satisfy you, our valued customer and fellow enthusiast, by offering you the hottest wheels in the industry from concept and design to final construction. Our wheels reflect our insight into the heart of the auto enthusiast community, and have no equal. 


Billet Specialties began producing billet aluminum wheels the Muscle Car wheels combine attention on fit and finish for street rods. With the addition of Billet Specialties steering wheels and road wheels, No other company covers street rods, hot rods, and sport trucks like Billet Specialties. 

  1. CRAGAR:

In 1964 Cragar S/S Super Sport Wheel introduced in the mag wheel industry by Roy Richter. Ray Brock, who was publisher of Hot Rod and a close friend of Richter’s, received the first production set of Cragars for his new 1964 Mustang.

Within months after the S/S’s introduction, Richter had to open new plants in nearbyBell Gardens, then a larger facility inSouth Gate, and finally to an even more elaborate factory inCompton. He was soon selling thousands of Cragars to the likes of J.C. Penny, BFGoodrich, and Goodyear. By 1971, Richter’s little speed shop onGage Avenuehad increased to a point where it was employing nearly 500 people at its three plants and generating $31 million in annual sales. His Cragar wheels-and the copies they would engender-would be sold in the tens of millions. 


 American Racing Wheel Torq Thrust quickly became the choice for hot rod wheels, muscle car wheels, Street Rod Wheels. 

  1. FOOSE:

The new millennium meant new endeavors for Chip, in January of 2000, he signed a licensing agreement with MHT Luxury Alloys, allowing Chip to start the production of Foose Wheels.

2004 proved to be as exhilarating as the past years, Chip started a television series called “Overhaulin'”, which began airing on the TLC network late April of 2004. With 5 successful seasons in the books and nearly 90 vehicles restored, the show continues to air in most domestic and international markets.

 Along with his wife Lynne, Chip continues to run his business Foose Design, where he designs and builds automotive masterpieces.

Until next time,


D. Smith aka TheGlossBoss.Com


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