A nice design feature, whether cosmetic or functionally intentional, is the valve stem. It is recessed pretty far back on the wheel minimizing the chances of an errant rock jumping up and ripping your valve stem out. |
With protection being the theme, the most important feature, in our opinion, is the lug placement. While you may be okay with ripping the tar out of your wheels off road, if you get a rock in far enough, the lug nuts can get damaged ruining your trip real quick. On the Liquid Metal wheels, the lug nuts are recessed and literally contained inside the metal of the wheel. This wheel really gives you the best of both worlds; a great looking wheel that can handle rugged off-road use.