What better way is there to test a new set of wheels than to drive your 4×4 sport utility vehicle (SUV) to one of the most destructive volcanoes of the 20th century. This was exactly what Sammy Liuson of Wheel Gallery did to launch Black Rhino’s latest set of SUV wheels, the Warlord.
The new Black Rhino Warlord truck rims live up to that aggressive name in more ways than one. The first thing that hits you visually are the eight brawny spokes, bifurcated as they reach the thick, detailed lip. It’s a beefy, take-no-prisoners design, entirely in keeping with the spirit of stock and lifted trucks prepped for off highway gambols.
The Warload off-road wheels are aggressively sized, too, from 17 inches x 8 inches, 17×9, 18×8, 18×9, 20×9 and up to 22×10, all with oversized lips to provide a sturdy bead seat for the big fat tires off-roaders prefer. Warlord truck wheels are available in five-, six- and eight-lug bolt patterns, including 5×110, 5×114, 6×120, 5×120 for the VW Amarok and the newer 6×130 pattern for Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon and 8×180 for bigger GMC trucks. Offsets range from –23 millimeters to +12 millimeters. Versions are also available for Sprinter vans and cross over utility vehicles.
Just before sunrise, the Black Rhino convoy drove off to Tarlac, with in impressive convoy of three customized Jeep Rubicons, two Toyota FJ Cruisers and the lead SUV of Liuson, a black Land Cruiser 80 Series shod with Black Rhino’s latest wheels, the Black Rhino Warlord. Joining the off-road adventure was Ryan Gallagher, head of Sales for Black Rhino USA. “My previous visit here in 2014 was the road trail up in the mountains of Sierra Madre, and it inspired us to come up with the ‘Tanay’ aftermarket wheels. Now, Sammy has organized another off-road adventure, this time driving through the lahar land of Mount Pinatubo which I am sure will put our latest product to the test,” Gallagher said.
Warlord wheels are available in a striking matte gunmetal finish and in matte black with a machined dark-tint lip. Like all Black Rhino wheels, Warlord off-road rims are engineered for strength, durability and long-lasting good looks.