Are TIS Wheels Any Good?
August 21, 2021
TIS Off-Road isn't a veteran in the truck aftermarket wheel industry, but they've created a massive name for themselves since their inception in 2001.
You may have even heard of the legendary TIS 544, their flagship model, or their collab with Monster Energy.
So, here's everything you need to know about TIS Off-Road / TIS wheels.
Who Is TIS?
Based out in Santa Fe Springs, California, TIS Off-Road got its start in 2001 using real truck enthusiasts/owners for inspiration and feedback on their wheel designs.
Instead of playing the guessing game on what types and designs of wheels that people like you might have wanted, they flat out asked and received some awesome feedback that paved their way to success.
When TIS first started manufacturing wheels for the truck community, they collaborated with Monster Energy.
The notorious green Monster logo was available on TIS's wheel center caps, adding the perfect touch to any truck build.
They even offered their 540 and 543 wheel models with unique green accents.
These models are still up for grabs if you're a lover of Monster Energy!
What Does TIS Stand For?
TIS wheels stand for Twenty Inches Strong.
When TIS first began making wheels, they focused heavily on 20-inch wheels since that was the standard back in the day.
Now, the truck community has broadened the standard to 22-inch and 24-inch wheels and smaller sizes like 16-inch and 17-inch wheels for the off-road community.
TIS still makes plenty of 20-inch wheels, so if you were looking to throw 20s on your truck or SUV, TIS is one of the best names in the game.
But, if you wanted to explore bigger sizes to make a bold statement to your coworkers or hometown buddies, then 22-inch+ wheels will better suit your needs.
Are TIS Wheels Any Good?
Yes, TIS Off-Road wheels are extremely high-quality wheels that are durable for the daily abuse of driving while featuring super bold wheel designs.
TIS has always utilized some of the industry's best manufacturing practices and has become a reputable brand because of that.
TIS even has an entire line of forged wheels. Their design and manufacturing process uses the best techniques for rigid wheel construction without sacrificing the actual look of the wheel.
Their fully-forged lineup includes models such as the F50 and F51—"F" standing for "Forged".
Aside from their unmatched wheel strength, compared to your typical wheel construction, their forged lineup compliments almost every type of truck on the road.
Popular TIS Wheels
Here's a look at a couple of TIS's most popular wheels to date!
The 544BM is hands down the most popular TIS wheel of them all.
As their flagship model, the 544BM features a timeless truck wheel design and proves that TIS wheels suit every type of truck on the road.
It's not hard to spot since it has such a distinct TIS look to it.
The 544 has "TIS OFF-ROAD" milled around the edge of the wheel with other black and milled accents that the truck community has loved for years.
While the wheel itself is very aggressive-looking, its design is sophisticated and very clean which is hard to come by in today's flooded wheel aftermarket.
Don't forget, if you pick up the TIS 544 for your truck here at SD Wheel, we'll mount, balance, and ship everything to your doorstep for FREE if you package them with your favorite tires too!
The TIS 547 BM is another super popular wheel from the TIS lineup.
The 547 BM is only slightly directional with its angled spokes, but it sports the directional look very well.
Just like the 544 BM, the 547 BM has "TIS OFF-ROAD" milled on the outer rim of the wheel with more milled accents on the spokes.
The split-spoke design with little cutouts at the base of the spoke adds the perfect detailing that you don't get with many other truck wheels.
The best part, this wheel can handle the abuse of some outdoor hunting trips and water crawling when you've been feeling adventurous.
Hunting season is coming up, so if you're in the market for new wheels and tires, this is the perfect setup!