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  • Aftermarket Wheels vs. Rims

  • …people refer to the aftermarket wheels on their vehicle as "rims"—but the two terms are technically not interchangeable. Aftermarket wheels are the steel or alloy units on which your tires are installed. A rim is really the outer part of the wheel that holds the tire. But don't…

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  • What You Need to Know About Low Profile Tires

  • …aesthetic reasons, what you need to do is get a larger set of wheels. A 245/40R18 is lower profile but the same diameter as a 245/45R17. If you want a higher profile tire to get a smoother ride, you should get a smaller set of wheels and something similar to 245/50R16, which is higher profile with…

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  • Tire Tech Information - Tire Specs: Globalized Standards

  • … Tire and wheel manufacturers initially formed regional associations to establish interchangeability standards for tires, rims and allied parts for the guidance of manufacturers, as well as to establish standards for the designers of motor vehicles, aircraft and other wheeled vehicles. These…

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  • Tire Specs Explained

  • …are made the same. Well, sort of. There exists a set of interchangeability standards set by the Tire and Rim Association, Inc. These standards unite tire and wheel manufacturers so that their products are, in fact, interchangeable between vehicles as well as countries. The Tire and Rim Association,…


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