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New Products: Hotchkis Performance Wheel Line

Racing-inspired Cast-Aluminum Wheels for Ford Muscle Cars

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The H-Sport wheel

The H-Sport wheel is a multi-spoke design that is available in Gloss Silver or Matte Black, as shown here.

Photo Courtesy of Hotchkis Performance
Recently, Hotchkis Performance revealed a new performance wheel line for vehicles such as the Ford Mustang. As the company explained in a press release, one of the most underappreciated components of a well-balanced performance suspension is a good set of wheels. The good news is there are a large number of wheel offerings out there. The bad news is it can become somewhat difficult choosing which ones you want to feature on your Mustang. This is, in part, due to the near-endless variations of diameters, widths, bolt-patterns, and offsets. Hotchkis hopes to make this part of the process easier for buyers.

Features & Benefits:

  • Reduction in unsprung weight compared to factory wheels enhances the vehicle’s steering, braking, and acceleration.
  • Lower offset give the car a wider track for better handling and stance.
  • Hub centric design does not require hub rings for proper fitment.
  • Will clear OEM and (many) aftermarket big brake kits.

According to the company, the new Hotchkis Performance Wheels are available in three different styles: H-Sport, S-Sport, and Y-Sport. The H-Sport wheel is a multi-spoke design that is available in Gloss Silver or Matte Black. The S-Sport wheel features a double 5-spoke design, is available in a Gloss Silver or Matte Black finish, and has machine polished accents. Meanwhile the Y-Sport wheel, which features a classic Y-spoke design, is available in a solid Matte Graphite finish or with a Machine Polished Face and Matte Graphite Accents.

Each of the performance wheels are available in twenty-inch diameters. The H-Sport and S-Sport wheels are 8.5-inches wide for the front and 9.5-inches wide for the rear. The Y-Sport Wheels are nine-inches wide in the front and ten-inches wide in the rear. Hotchkis says their wheels are 2 to 4 pounds lighter than original equipment wheels from the vehicle manufacturer. The company says, “Though it doesn’t seem like much, this reduction in unsprung weight goes a long way improving the performance of a car - enhancing not only handling, but also braking and acceleration. Hotchkis Performance Wheels also run a smaller offset than stock. This moves the location of the wheel further out and gives the car a wider track for more stability as well as a more appealing stance.”

As for sizing, each particular application, Mustang for instance, was evaluated to determine the specific offset, hub diameter, and bolt-pattern required for the best performance and looks. Designed as a direct replacement, the wheels are capable of supporting factory 20-inch tire sizes as well as plus-sized fitments and are also designed to clear factory and aftermarket big brake kits.

Prices for all three styles are $360 per wheel for front fitments and $400 per wheel for rear fitments. The new Hotchkis Performance Wheels recently won the Best New Wheel Product award at the 2012 SEMA Show.

About Hotchkis Performance

Founded by former professional racecar drivers and national champions, Hotchkis Performance was one of the first to design and track test performance suspension for muscle cars. Nearly two decades later, Hotchkis remains dedicated to high-quality, track-tested, suspension that is Made in the USA with domestic materials. Hotchkis offers complete bolt-on systems that are designed in-house and rigorously track tested for maximum performance, strength and value. Each system is tuned for high performance handling, a sporty yet comfortable ride and improved traction on the street and track. To preview the entire line of Hotchkis Sport Suspension parts and components, please visit www.Hotchkis.net, email sales@hotchkis.net, or contact Hotchkis Performance, 8633 Sorensen Ave, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670, 877-4-NOROLL.

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