In this month’s edition of Saul’s Shop Talk, we visited Galaxy Wire Wheels of Riverside, California. The wire wheel company has been around for years as it is one of the few that was able to adapt and survive not only the fickle trends of the custom auto world, but also the economic changes of the industry. Their grass roots foundation is a big part of the company’s success, as owner Gustavo Villalobos and his family started the business in a small shop in Pico Rivera. Over the years it has grown into the force it is today, and Galaxy Wire Wheels have become a go-to choice for many auto builders.
Galaxy is capable of creating a mass-production wheel, but have instead chosen to build one set of wheels at a time; creating a quality wheel that they can proudly stand behind. This also allows them to have a good one-on-one relationship with their customers. The American-assembled wheels that they produce are available in a variety of sizes and styles; from traditional all-chrome, to fully powdercoated to match the concept of your vehicle. If you would like to stand out from the rest, they can even build you custom wheels. These include everything from a cross-lace wheel design that seems to be the new fad, to custom-engraved combinations that have also become popular over the recent years.
Whether you are looking for a custom wire wheel, a traditional wheel, or if you need to repair a damaged wheel, make sure to look them up and give them a call to get started on your project. When you do, don’t forget to tell them you saw them in Lowrider magazine!