Crager Wheels

Cragar wheels are known for their speed, performance, good times, and adventures. Cragar wheels are race inspired wheels. They were founded in 1930 by Crane Gartz and Harlen Fengler. In 1964, Cragar S/S Super Sport Wheels were introduced and they quickly earned an outstanding position in the wheel manufacturing industry. They are some of the most popular and most successful custom-made wheels ever to be manufactured, and have been in continuous production for the last 41 years. They are built by combining in wire, aluminum, and chrome. There are about ten million vehicles that are equipped with Cragar wheels in today's market including the street rods, dragsters, pickups, and off-road vehicles.

Wheels invented in 3500 BC by the Mesopotamians. It was first utilized for pottery but later on it was used as an important tool for transportation. The first use of the wheel for transportation was probably in 3200 BC by the Mesopotamians for their chariots. After the Industrial Revolution, the wheels became an important element of technology. Today, there are many kinds of wheels available in the market, and each of them have been developed to serve specific purposes.

R. W. Thomson discovered and patented the pneumatic wheel. In his original design, he used many overblown tubes which were kept inside a leather cover. This was very advantageous since the whole wheel could be deflated only if there were many punctures or abrasions to it. The pressure inside could be altered to ensure smooth riding. In the late nineteenth century John Boyd Dunlop discovered the Rubber Pneumatic tire, but the rubber tire was still the most popular one. It was only in the year 1889 that the popularity of the pneumatic tire started growing.

The original form of the tire had its weaknesses. Since the tire was stuck to the wheel it was difficult to get to the inner tube. Then, in the year 1890, CK Welsh patented the wheel rim's design and came upon the basics of present day tires which have developed into what the tire is today. One of the most major developments in the field of tires has been the designing of the radial tires.

Cragar wheels are all manufactured in the United States only and are made to specific standards. They can be purchased only through authorized dealers, and not directly from the manufacturers. The prices for these wheels are set by individual dealers, so doing some research to get the best prices is essential before purchasing these wheels. The different kinds of Cragar wheels to be made are: Cragar S/S Super Sport, 390 Cragar Street Pro, Keystone Classic Wheels, Star Wire, and Super Supreme.

A mild wheel cleaner must be utilized when cleaning Cragar wheels. These cleaners are available with dealers. If the wheel is exposed to harsh elements like road salt, it is necessary to clean them right away. The wheels must also be polished regularly with mild polish to keep them looking new. These polishes are also manufactured by Crager. It is important to keep Cragar wheels clean to keep them functioning for longer periods of time.