Understanding wheels

Why should I upgrade wheels?

Upgrading wheels and tires is a good way to enhance and update the look and performance of your vehicle. Using lower profile tires with larger diameter wheels allows your vehicle to provide better steering response and better cornering. Visually, the larg Read More

What is Plus Sizing?

Plus sizing is a good way to enhance the look and performance of your vehicle. Stock vehicles usually come with standard tires and wheels from the manufacturer that operate within set parameters of performance comfort and appearance. By increasing the siz Read More

Wheel Construction: Aluminum vs Steel Wheels

Wheels are most commonly constructed from either steel or aluminum, but can also be made of other rigid materials that can support the weight of the vehicle, maintain the shape of the tire, and maintain the air pressure within the tire and the wheel. Beca Read More

Understanding Bolt Pattern

The bolt pattern or bolt circle is the pattern or number of holes used for fitting wheels on the vehicle. The measurements of a bolt pattern are determined by the diameter of an imaginary circle formed from the centers of the wheel lugs. Bolt patterns con Read More

Understanding Wheel Offset and Backspacing

The offset is the measurement of the distance from the mounting hub surface to the middle (or centerline) of the wheel. Offsets are usually measured in millimeters. Positive Offset brings the wheel into the engine side of the vehicle and Less Positive, Ze Read More

Staggered Fitment: Why Does My Vehicle Have Different-sized Wheels for the Front and Back?

Vehicle manufacturers that offer high-performance packaged trim levels for their vehicles have introduced larger tire and wheel packages with unequal sizing for the front and rear. The term for using larger wheels and tires in the rear and smaller in the Read More

Wheel Care and Maintenance

The following precautions should always be taken when taking care of your wheels.Applying a coat of non polish synthetic wax to new wheels prior to installing them will provide additional protection against the elements and ease the process of cleaning Read More