Assault 4×4 Wheels Review
ROH Wheels have been our go-to wheels for our last two vehicles. We opted for the 18 inch ROH Vapours with Lucy the Landcruiser, and have decked out our newest baby with the recently released ROH Assault wheel in the 17 inch model.
Keep scrolling for our full review on the ROH Assaults, including a breakdown of the ins and outs of these wicked off-road wheels, plus all the reasons why they were at the top of our list!
There were a few reasons we went from 18 inch rims to 17 inch.
Firstly, we are running 17 inch in our caravan with five studs as well, so this gives us the option of switching the tires between the car and caravan in extreme circumstances. They won’t match up completely as the hub in the caravan is quite a bit larger, but it allows us the option if we were ever in an emergency.
Secondly, a smaller wheel means we have more of the tyre to work with when we let them down for beach driving or tough terrain. It gives us a larger surface area which ultimately means more traction in the softer sand and boggy terrain.
There were a few reasons we went with ROH off-road 4×4 wheels, but the biggest draw card was the load rating. The Vapour and Assault are both load-rated at 1.5 tonnes (1500kg) per wheel which made them a no-brainer when fitting a GVM+ suspension upgrade.
GVM refers to ‘gross vehicle mass’ and we carry a lot of weight around in our vehicles on a permanent basis, hence the importance of a wheel that has been engineered to cope with the additional weight. A normal Landcruiser is 3.3 tonnes, and we increased our old vehicle to 3.8 tonnes. Our new vehicle has two load approvals – a Federal approval for 4.2 tonnes and a State GVM approval for 4.495 tonnes. If you are running a heavier vehicle like us, then you can’t go past ROH off-road 4×4 wheels which all come with the ROH Lifetime Structural Warranty.
Practicalities and world-class engineering aside, these rims look good! Like really really good. Our ROH Assaults are a rally inspired design with a full matt black finish coupled with anodised aluminium bolts, and there’s also the option for a graphite tinted face. The baked enamel finish provides superior salt spray performance and anti-weathering durability too.
We would have been happy to use the Vapours again, but thought we’d change it up. There aren’t many people running the Assaults at the moment, so it’s been fun to try them out.
Last, but certainly not least, we love to support Australian owned and operated companies with customer service that is second to none.
It’s also no surprise that they are one of the leading wheel brands in Australia, as their products are designed and tested specifically for Australian conditions… and we can’t wait to put these babies to the test.
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