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Changing Wheel Size
Related Categories: Tire Pressure Tire Size | Changing Tire Sizes | Odometer | Changing Rim Size | Using Different Tire Size | Changing Aspect Ratio | Wheel Offset And Backspacing | Xl Tire Pressure | Rim Width Range | Negative Offset Rims
  • Always check your tire size

  • …dealer wheel swaps and changes by a previous owner (if you are not the first owner) mean that we cannot be 100% sure that the size the computer says is on your car is what you actually have installed on the car. It only takes a minute when you are entering or exiting the car to check what tire size

  • Wheel Tech Information - Plus Size Wheels & Tires

  • …16-inch wheel diameters and grows from there. Plus Sizing supports the premise that it's important to maintain the same overall tire diameter whenever changing tires and wheel sizes to ensure sufficient ground clearance, appropriate driveline gearing and accurate speedometer readings. Large changes

  • Tire Tech Information - Plus Size Wheels & Tires

  • …16-inch wheel diameters and grows from there. Plus Sizing supports the premise that it's important to maintain the same overall tire diameter whenever changing tires and wheel sizes to ensure sufficient ground clearance, appropriate driveline gearing and accurate speedometer readings. Large changes

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  • More on Plus Sizing

  • …installing a Plus Size Tire & Wheel Package changes the shape of your contact patch resulting in improved cornering, improved steering response, and a decrease in ride comfort due to the shorter sidewall. Feel free to a contact a Tire Rack sales specialist for assistance with Plus Size options.

  • Alternative Tire Sizes for Your MR2 Spyder

  • …and oversteer, read "Winter Driving Tips." When changing the size of tires, it's important to maintain the O.E. balance or only slightly tweak to fit preferences. If you change to a wider size in the rear without a corresponding change in the front, the vehicle will have more understeering…

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  • Wheel Tech Information - Wheel Lug Torquing

  • …and Loosening Patterns New wheels should be re-torqued after the first 50 to 100 driving miles. This should be done in case the clamping loads have changed following the initial installation due to the metal compression/elongation or thermal stresses affecting the wheels as they are breaking in, as…

  • Wheel Tech Information - Offset

  • …dish" wheels and wheels for lifted trucks are typically a negative offset. If the offset of the wheel is not correct for the car, the handling can be adversely affected. Often, when changing the width of the wheel, the offset will also need to change to maintain proper clearances inside the wheel

  • Wheel Tech Information - Wheels for Competition or Track Use

  • …and runout. At the first sign of a crack appearing (regardless of size or location) or an indication the wheel has been bent, it should be removed from service and replaced with a good wheel. Every time new tires are mounted, each wheel should be inspected to verify that it is round and true. If it…


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