How To Choose the Right Tire and Wheel Combination

Are you looking for a great upgrade for your truck, car or SUV? Upgrading your tire and wheel combination is one great way to upgrade your baby. But there are a whole lot of option for fixing wheels and tires that you find yourself having trouble getting the right size. You are in luck for you have just stumbled upon an article that will help you how to choose the right tire and wheel combination.

  1. Measure up. Know the diameter, width, bolt pattern, backspace and offset of your wheel. For tires, know three numbers: the section width in millimeter, the second width measured from sidewall to sidewall when the tire unloaded and the aspect ratio is the height of the side wall in terms of percentage of the tread width.
  2. Get the right tire and wheel combination. After getting the right measurements, you are ready for this next step. Stick with a backspacing and offset that is close to your factory wheel. An oversized tire will come in contact the fender well as it turns or hits large bumps or holes in the road. When your wheel has tremendous backspacing or offset, or a tire that is too wide can rub on the frame, steering, or suspension components causing your tire to wear out too soon or component failure.  Actually or attempting to install wheels with a backspacing or offset that way too different from the factory setup can cause the inner surfaces of the wheel to come in contact with your vehicle’s ABS sensors, brake calipers, and suspension arms. This will cause them to wear prematurely. These components and the very wheels of your vehicle can be ruined, not to mention that your passenger compartment will start making nasty noises.
  3. Fight the urge to get wheels with backspacing and offset that is way off your factory settings. The potential damage to your wheels and the other parts of your vehicle that they come in contact with is not worth the momentary pleasure you can derive from a cool car, truck or SUV. Put simply, a disproportionately big wheel offset or backspace will cause the wheels to damage itself and the other components of your vehicle it comes into contact with.
  4. Pick out lug nuts that fit. If you think you are done when you’re done getting the right tire and wheel combination, think again. You will need lug nuts to attach your wheels to the axles of your vehicles. If you upgraded your tire and wheel combination, chances are the standard issue factory lug nuts you had for the old ones will not fit your new purchase. Buy a set that works with your wheel and compliments its look.

Because the last thing you want is to own a set that doesn’t fit or which could ruin your vehicle, it’s a good thing you learned how to choose the right tire and wheel combination.


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