The TRUTH About CENTER LINE Wheels!

The TRUTH About CENTER LINE Wheels!


– Don’t call it a comeback
because they never left. Well, except actually they sorta did but more on that later. I’m Fuller from Custom Offsets and today I’m going to tell
you everything you need to know about Center Line wheels and why they just might be the next big mover in the wheel game. So Center Line actually did
disappear for a hot minute, but they were manufacturing
wheels in Southern California for more than 40 years before
they closed up shop in 2017 and were acquired by Design Infiniti, who set out to bring Center Line wheels back to the spotlight. People know Center Line wheels for their heritage in the muscle car world and they still make brand new wheels that look like they’re
straight out of the 1960s. One thing that I really
like about Center Line, even though their early styles
are something to be desired, is that they’ve had a big focus
on motor sports and racing. Even under new ownership, that attention to the
motor sports community hasn’t been abandoned. Vaughn Gittin Jr. is one
of their main ambassadors and if you don’t know who
he is, you’re missing out. Vaughn is a world championship drifter and self-proclaimed professional fun-haver that has also worked with
Design Infiniti and Ford to create his own line
of performance upgrades for Mustangs, F-150s and Rangers called RTR which stands for ready to rock. When Vaughn isn’t pitching it sideways, you’ll find him bashing rocks
in his buggy named Brocky, repping Center Line wheels of course. So Design Infiniti works with
other professional athletes and stunt drivers like Samuel Hubinette, Chelsea DeNofa, Leah
Pritchett and Bradley Morris so you know they like to party. But, back to the wheels. Center Line has rebranded, re-marketed, re-engineered and just re-everythinged their entire game plan. When it comes to their
off road or truck lineup, they’re offering eight new styles for 2020 which is actually really impressive because most manufacturers
come out with like two or three wheels a year, not eight. I’m not even going to
mention some of their styles from a couple of years ago other than you’ve probably seen the 832 which I like to call
the Patrick Star wheel. – Who you callin Pinhead? (beeps) – Looking at the 2020 models, you’ll see they offer a
diverse line of cast wheels for five, six and eight lug applications. The Gravity puts a new twist
on a simulated beadlock, the Quake is an intricate show wheel, the Pangea looks like it
belongs on a rally car and then the Full Jacket looks
like it belongs on a tank. Taking a closer look at the Gravity, you’ll see they kept
this concave faced wheel in some of the smaller sizes. They start at 17×9 and
go all the way up to 22s but only in a 10 inch wide width. To be honest with you, I’m not sure if these will be
super hot in the big 20x10s, but I can definitely see these selling out in the small off road sizes and even the 20×10 looks
nice for a meaty setup with 35s on a six inch lift. That’s what Zack put on his F-150, not the Center Line wheels,
but 20x10s and basically 35s. There’s some metric size
that I don’t remember but that’s not important right now. The Gravity has a really
wide rim on the wheels that look a lot like simulated beadlock (slow motion talking)
Siminalated beadlock. But with the bolt heads removed and instead they punch the Center Line around the whole thing. The design of the spokes might be a bit too busy for some people but I personally love it. The Quake step things up
a bit as far as sizes go. In typical show truck fashion, you can max out these bad boys in a 22×12. Deep lips, directional style, and no rivets on the face. This wheel is a contender to stand right up there with a TAS 544. Then, you have the Scope, which kind of takes the
Quake and the Gravity and just smashes ’em together. So these go all the way up to 24×12, but they don’t have quite as big of a lift since the first section of the spokes has a bit of concavity and there’s almost like a step lift as you’d find on a multi-piece
wheel in the car world. Now, we don’t have any
Abrams tanks in the gallery, but if we did I’m sure you’d find them running the Full Jacket. This wheel is only offered in 17×9 and only in five and six lug, but it should be one of the
toughest wheels on the market since the whole thing is
basically one solid hunk of metal. And I’m sure you’d expect
it to weigh a metric ton, but they’re actually
just 28 pounds a piece. Which isn’t terrible when
it comes to wheel weights, considering it’s only like
three to five pounds more than comparable wheels in the same size. If you wanna see what Center Line is up to and take a full look at
all their styles for 2020, we threw the links in
the description for ya or if you wanna do it the
hard way and type it in you can go to customoffsets.com. Peace. (upbeat music)

About the Author: Michael Flood

26 Comments

  1. Love the Center Lines on my truck. I got the crt2-20905150p12xk, which is a 20×9 +12mm 5 lug for my Tundra. Wrapped in 35×12.5 MTs, and the silver wheels match my sky silver metallic Tundra great! When I upgrade wheels I'll definitely stay with Center Line, despite having fake bead locks these things take some abuse and don't break the bead when airing down to 15 psi

  2. I like the rims with the lip and where the lug nuts are where you can see them to customize with something else then having a cap over them and I like it without the rivets to keep it cleaner

  3. I think they need to go back to chrome not the black. And also make the wheels look like the 1970s but new and add some new designs

  4. I had sets of Stingray IIIs and Monsoons they were nice handsome and light. I miss those wheels as much as I miss the trucks and cars they were mounted on

  5. My first set of wheel for my 280 z were the chrome slotted centerline .. They looked dope now they look even better ..

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