Icon Alloys 8-Lug 18-inch Compression Wheel

Icon Alloys has launched a new 8-Lug 18×9 wheel in one of their best-selling styles, the masculine and attractive Compression’wheel. The Compression wheel is designed for optimal fitment on ever-popular 2500 and 3500 HD trucks and is available in several eight-lug bolt patterns and with application-specific fitment dimensions. These new wheels yield a 4,000-pound load rating and are designed and manufactured to deliver premium style and strength.

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The 18-inch 8-Lug Compression wheel is designed to enhance a vehicle’s appearance and handling with its application-optimized backspacing for better wheel fitment, maximized caliper clearance, reduced scrub radius and unhindered suspension travel—improving all-around handling and ride quality. The wheel is constructed using a high-strength aluminum alloy capable of withstanding both hardcore off-road excursions and heavy towing/hauling duty.

The range offers an offset of either 6 millimeters (with a 5.25-inch backspace) or 12 millimeters (with a 5.5-inch backspace) .

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Developed by Icon Vehicle Dynamics (manufacturers of both performance suspension systems and shock absorbers), Icon Alloys was established with an objective to provide the off-road market, quality wheels. In the development of suspension components, the R&D team often ran into clearance, fitment, and steering geometry issues that limited the drivability and performance of a given vehicle. As this trend continued, the idea of manufacturing a line of wheels with the “form follows function” approach made more and more sense. The following considerations drove the design process:

Precision- Application-specific dimensions optimize vehicle dynamics and tire clearance for many of today’s most popular vehicles.

Performance– Engineered to reduce unsprung weight and rotating mass for increased vehicle performance both on- and off-road.

Strength– Aluminum alloy construction provides high-strength properties that are well suited for heavy off-road abuse.

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Pricing from $380 per wheel

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