Wheels are a critical aspect of your vehicle and picking the wrong size could have unintended performance consequences including inaccurate speedometer and odometer readings, plus ride comfort. It’s important that regardless of your style preferences, that the wheels you select are compatible with your vehicle and tire selection.
Wheel Diameter, Width, Offset, and Bolts
The four major parts of measuring a wheel size are the diameter width, offset, and bolts of the wheel. These dimensions are used to determine the size of the wheel and to ensure the right wheel is installed on your vehicle, our experienced technicians will calculate all these dimensions when helping you select your next set of wheels.
Wheel diameter is determined by measuring the distance from one side of the wheel to the other through the center point of the wheel, and stopping at the bead seat. It’s important to note that only tires and wheels with the same diameter can be safely mounted together.
In case you don’t have your tape measure handy, you can normally find a wheels diameter imprinted on one of its spokes on the back side of the wheel.
To find the width of the wheel, this is the number in inches measuring from bead seat to bead seat across the barrel of the wheel.
Wheel width can play a huge role in your vehicle's handling as the barrel of the wheel effects your tires contact patch (where your tire meets the road). Depending on the width of your wheel, wider/narrower wheels will enlarge or shrink the amount of tire making contact with the road leading to different vehicle handling performance.
The offset of a wheel is the distance measured in millimeters from the mounting surface of the wheel and the wheel's centerline.
If your wheel does not have the required offset for your vehicle, you may find your wheel rubbing on brakes, suspension, fenders, and other components as your wheel will not have the right amount of clearance.
The bolt pattern of your wheel includes two measurements. The First measurement number is the number of lug holes within the wheel, the second measurement indicates the distance in millimeters from one lug hole to another.
Your Wheel Superstore
Whether you want to turn heads or simply protect your car from daily wear and tear, we have a wide range of wheel solutions available at affordable prices. From completely custom sizes, to standard replacement wheels and rims, you’ll be sure to find a set of wheels for you.
Try our wheel visualizer and see how your vehicle could look with a fresh new set of wheels, the difference may amaze you!