Technology & Quality
AEZ Technology How an aluminium bar becomes a design rim
Rims are still one of the most popular and simple ways of putting some oomph into one’s car. We usually get into our cars without ever giving a thought to their bearers. To put it crudely, the wheels are the feet of a car. If a foot is tilted or even injured it results in a continuous change of geometry. Therefore, premium alloy wheel manufacturer AEZ is committed to the highest quality requirements. Not only do they correspond to legal regulations, they even exceed them. “Made in Germany” is not just a marketing gag – it stands for highest quality and maximum safety.
Before you select your desired rim have a look at the information below and find out what really counts.
Construction of a light alloy wheel
of the wheel
(individual hump design)
The rim width describes the inner distance of the two rim flanges. It also denotes the nominal width of a rim.
The hump prevents the tyre from slipping off the alloy rim under the influence of strong lateral forces (e.g. cornering) and an associated sudden loss of air pressure. Various versions are available.
PITCH CIRCLE DIAMETER
States the diameter or the number of the bolts mounted to the wheel hub of the respective car.
CENTRE HOLE DIAMETER
In an effort to remain as flexible as possible, AEZ uses reduction rings. This means that a single hole in the rim enables the use of several (basic ring system) centre hole diameters.
The flange is the thickened outer or inner edge of a rim. On a car, the outer edge is used to attach the counterbalancing weights.
Marks the distance between the hub-mounting surface and the rim’s true centreline. This measure is very important as it determines the positioning of the wheel on a car.