Icon Alloys are made from aluminum alloy construction providing strength properties that are well suited for off-road use. Having tested a set of their Shield wheels I can say the stand up to heavy off-roading abuse extremely well. They have reduced unsprung weight and rotating mass improving on and off-road vehicle performance. Changing from Method’s wheels I previously used in the same 17×8.5 size, I found the Icon Alloy Shield wheel was almost 5 lbs per wheel lighter, that is a huge difference in rotating mass. The Shield wheel has been engineered to maximize caliper clearance and optimize wheel position for un-hindered suspension travel and steering function. With backspace dimensions developed specifically for Ford, Toyota and Jeep applications. On the Ford Raptor the wheels are hubcentric like factory wheels instead of the usually loose fitting lugcentric, this provides the best strength and perfect centering. The satin finish on these wheels stays clean looking after prolonged unwashing and offroad use, a welcomed blessing over our previous brand that required constant cleaning to retain a decent looking presence. As many of you know, I call it as I see it and I am very impressed with this wheel and have received numerous compliments on their appearance
Icon Alloys has three wheels types available in different finishes and sizes and can be found at Icon Alloys website.