We installed a Retro Sound radio in this classic 1967 Chevy Camaro, along with new speakers and a subwoofer and amp in the trunk. Get that modern sound with having to change the classic look. https://www.retromanufacturing.com/
We installed a set of ARC Audio XDI component speakers in a Mazda Miata MX-5 with Stinger Roadkill sound deadening and FAST acoustical foam rings. Customer was very impressed with the sound of an entry level speaker, just using a factory head unit.
We installed these awesome Vizualogic Headrest Monitors in this 2014 KIA Sorento. They have removable Android Tablets!! This vehicle has active headrest monitors as part of the safety restraint system, (SRS) so Vizualogic came up with a solution. Theses monitors are factory matched leather and stitching to your exact vehicle, and they do not affect the SRS system. They also make headrest replacements for vehicles that do not have active headrests. http://www.vizualogicdirect.com/
Do you have a low car and are afraid of hitting the curb in front of you? You don’t have to worry about that anymore with Curb Alert Pro by Brandmotion. It’s a small sensor that gets mounted under the front bumper, and it sets off an audible alarm inside the car when you get close to the curb!! Call us for more details.
We were lucky enough to receive hands on training last week, for the ARC Audio PS8 processor from Mr Fred Lynch himself. Thanks Fred, hope to see you again soon.
We changed his stock speakers to ARC Audio MOTO 602 in the front fairings, and ARC Audio MOTO 692 in the rear bag lids. Also added a 4 Channel 600.4 amplifier. Look at how much larger the aftermarket speakers are compared to the stock Harley ones!!
Pinellas County – Special Olympics Florida
OTS Mobile Audio is proud to announce it’s involvement with the Pinellas Special Olympics as a sponsor! Special Olympics Florida Pinellas County provides year round sports training and competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities.
A big thank you to all the establishments that were involved with our Poker Run as well:
ALL DONATIONS ARE WELCOME!
Custom Wheels and Rims
People often use the terms wheels and rims as if they mean the same thing. For the most part, people will know what you’re talking about even if you use the term incorrectly, but there is actually a difference.
Some folks also refer to the entire metal wheel as the rim — to differentiate it from the tire surrounding it, but even that is not quite accurate. People will talk about getting custom rims or getting custom wheels, and they are basically talking about the same thing: buying new wheels for their cars. They will probably buy new tires as well, because buying beautiful new custom wheels and then slapping your ugly, old tires on them misses the point. So the terms, “wheel” and “rim” often mean the same thing in regular conversation.
But technically, there is a difference, and if you are looking to get custom wheels for your car or truck, then it could be helpful to use these terms more precisely. That will enable you to communicate more effectively with the sales and installation personnel at your custom wheel shop when explaining what you are looking for.
So what is the difference between wheels and rims? Let’s find out.
What Is The Difference Between Wheels And Rims?
Technically, the rim is the outer edge of your wheel, the outer ring of metal where the rubber tire attaches to the wheel. You might literally picture a ring that you wear on your finger. Now imagine holding up that ring next to the wheels on your car. Do you see the “ring” part of your wheel, there? That is the rim of the wheel. There are other parts that make up the whole wheel, but the rim is technically just that outer section that touches the tire.
Parts Of A Wheel
- center or hub
- lug nuts
- hub cap
The center of the wheel is often referred to as the hub. This is the part of the wheel that attaches to the car’s axle. It is bolted to the axle and secured with several lug nuts. Those lug nuts must be tightly fastened, so they should be checked every now and then to make sure they don’t wiggle free.
The lug nuts are sometimes covered with a hub cap, a circular disc right in the center of the wheel. The hub cap helps to keep dust and moisture away from the lug nuts. This is important, because you don’t want your lug nuts getting rusty, as that would make it extremely difficult to remove them when changing a flat tire or replacing your wheels.
Extending from the center of the wheel out to the rim (outer edge) are several spokes. There may be only four or five wide spokes, or there may be dozens of skinny ones.
Then of course, we have the outer ring/edge of the wheel — the rim — and attached snugly around the rim we have the tire.
Custom Wheel and Tire installation in Oldsmar, FL
If you’re looking for custom wheels and tires in Oldsmar, FL, OTS Mobile Audio mounts and balances wheels and tires up to 30″ and proudly serves car enthusiasts all over the Tampa Bay Area: Pinellas County, Hillsborough County and Pasco County.