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Questions tagged [wheels]

Questions relating to a vehicle's roadwheels - e.g. questions about balancing, wheel types, and damage to wheels.

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Will I be able to use these wheels from my 2004 Saturn L300 on my 2005 Pontiac G6?

The tires on my G6 are 225 r50 17. One of them blew out today and I have fairly new tires on my Saturn that I'd like to swap. The Saturn tires are 215 R55 16, would I be able to use these tires? I'm ...
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tire leaks with chrome wheels

I had a flat repaired recently and was told it was the result of having chrome wheels. Something about rust building up in the wheel where it meets the tire and causing a gap, thus the air leak.
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Clarification on Toyota Coralla Winter Tires

I placed an online order today for 4 wheels and 4 winter tyres Wheels - 15 in steel Wheel - X 45921 Tire - 205/55 R16 Clarification - Will R16 tyres fit on 15 in Steel wheels ? ...
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wheel lock nut identification

I have purchased a used car, but it appears not to have a wheel lock key or any information in the manual and the tyres are in need of a change. I would like to know what make of bolt this is as i ...
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Do you need to grease wheel hubs

I just replaced the wheel hubs on my car and I was wondering if you need to pack the whole spindle with grease like you do on the older style of wheel bearings?
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T6 Kombi T30 Startline 150ps 2l Tdi - Stock Wheel Size

I'm having a hard time working out what my options are for new wheels for my T6. I'm not sure of the width of the basic stock wheels that came with the (startline) van. I've linked pictures with tyre ...
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Wheel spacers don't fit

I ordered a set of 4 pcs wheel spacers online for my 2017 Honda Rancher 420 4x4. Got spacers in today,they don't fit my wheels.The wheels don't fit over the rim that is sticking up inside lug nuts. ...
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Can I use tires of the same dimensions from a Ford on a Honda?

I'm looking to buy tires off a friend (new and unused) with rims fitted and balanced. They're of the size 215/50R17 , which is exactly what my Honda Civic Touring has. He bought it for his Ford Focus, ...
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BMW e83/2008 X3 rear wheels skidding at low speed turns

After replacing worn gear in transfer case actuator servo motor, I noticed that rear wheels appear to be skidding on dry surface when I try to brake or accelerate at low speeds with steering wheel ...
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Changing wheel size on 2011 Subaru Outback from 16 to 17

I have a question about my 2011 Subaru outback wagon. Would changing the wheel size from 16 to 17 affect the way my car would respond to hitting ice and antilock brake function? My car starting ...
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Knocking Sound when driving/coasting

So last winter my boyfriend slid into a curb and bent the wheel of the tire. Had it and all our tires replaced around March 2018. Since that happened, we heard a faint clicking/knocking sound coming ...
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Wobbling sound from wheels at all speeds

I had a wobbling sensation while braking, and they replaced my front brakes and said the rotors were warped and replaced those, too. Wobbling went away. Then I had my tires rotated for 50,000 mile ...
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Can I put 1998 LS400 wheels on a 2013 RAV4?

LS400 has 225/60R16 wheels. RAV4 has 235/55R18 wheels. Can I move the wheels off the LS400 to the RAV4? The bolt patterns and center bores are identical. https://www.wheel-size.com/size/toyota/...
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Why is a bigger car tire way more expensive than a smaller tire?

Why is a 19" car tire way more expensive than a 16" tire? If you compare a 225/45/19 with a 215/65/16 they are double the price even though they have the exact same outer diameter. One possible ...
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If over tightening wheel studs can cause them to wear/break, why do most mechanics use impact guns?

An impact gun seems to tighten a nut as far as it will go therefore I guess this is over tightening. If over tightening can cause wheel studs to damage/break then why do most mechanics use impact ...
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Air leaking from rear tire

The rear tyre pressure of my motorbike gets reduced from 36 psi to 23 psi within a week. I checked, there is no puncture or any problems with the nozzle. The temperature conditions where i live are ...
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What can cause a wheel to fall off/hub to break?

Recently my wheel came off as you can see in picture. I want to know what could be the various causes for this. Is it just that the wheel/lug nuts haven't been torqued down proplery or could it be ...
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Heat from rear passenger wheel

I've got a 2013 Hyundai Veloster, non turbo model and I've noticed even after 10 to 15 minute rides, the rear passenger rim gives off too much heat to even touch for a second. All the other wheel rims ...
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More durable rotary rotary lawnmower wheels?

What are some suitable replacements for modern rotary lawnmower wheels? I have something similar to this: Typical push-style Masport lawnmower 7" (~175mm) front-end Masport wheel 8" (~200mm) rear-...
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Back wheel avalanche 2004 1500

My back driver side wheel on my 2004 avalanche 1500 sounds like it is catch on something but when I went under the truck to check I couldn’t see anything wrong. What could it be?
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Car vibrates and has mild drone at 15-45 mph

I bought a used car with worn-out tires. Between speeds of 14-45mph the car vibrates and produces low frequency growling/droning noise. When above 45 mph, vibrations go away but drone pitch increases (...
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Damage to shocks over sharp curb

I drive a 2012 Sportage and I accidentally drove over the curb yesterday. The bricks that made this curb where old and irregular so there we sharp bits poking out. I was not driving too fast but as ...
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Crooked steering became straight after tyre rotation

In october last year I bought 4 tires for my car and at same time got the alignment and balancing done. After that the steering wheel angle was a little bit crooked, as the car neither glided to any ...
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Drive on wheel dolly?

My FWD got a clamp in the rear. Wise to dolly the wheel and drive off? Dolly both rear wheels or just the one? Is it safe on the motorway?
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Thumping/vibration linked with wheel rotation

I have a 1999 Mercedes C class with a wheel vibration. Its a pulsing kind of like tapping your finger on a table or driving over grooved roads. Its linked to vehicle speed and is apparent from really ...
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Upsizing of tyre to 205/50r15 where actual rim size is 14"

Can I use a 15" alloy with 205/50r15 tyre in maruti suzuki ritz where the actual rim size of the car is 14"?
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Curb damage to my rim. Is this unsafe?

I just noticed this damage to my wheel rim. The damage appears to be more light gouges than just scratches. Is this something I should get looked at, or is it just cosmetic? Thanks]1
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Heavy noise after putting on summer tires - Volkswagen Golf MK6

I changed the winter tires of my Golf 2013 MK6 for summer tires today and I can now hear a heavy noise coming from the front right wheel. I assume that the tires and wheels were properly balanced; ...
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Why aren't wire spoke wheels widely used in today's cars?

I recently watched an episode of Wheeler Dealers where they installed custom handmade 17-inch wire spoke wheels to a Lincoln Continental. The 4 custom-made wheels cost only 770 GBP for the set of 4. ...
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Driver's front wheel creaking when turning at low speed

all - I had new tires mounted and balanced and an alignment done a little over a week ago. Steering tracks fine, but now the driver's side front wheel creaks like the bulkhead of a submarine when ...
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Are my wheel bearings going bad? (video included)

I have a 2004 Infiniti G35 coupe with a manual transmission. Lately, I feel like my road noise might be louder than it should be, but I'm no mechanic and I don't have enough experience to really know ...
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Is DIY penetrating fluid safe for alloy wheels?

I have an alloy wheel which is rusted onto the drum. I have watched dozens of YouTube videos regarding making your own (more effective and less costly) penetrating fluid. I am very concerned, however,...
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Pothole resistance: what matters besides tire sidewall height?

I am buying a new car. The wheel options are 225/55-19 and 225/65-17. My old car has 195/60-15 wheels. I live in a region of the world with lots of potholes. So, the general recommendation is to go ...
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OEM Wheels for a 2012 Odyssey

I have a 2012 Honda Odyssey. I'm having trouble finding OEM wheels for it. the spec calls for 7J x 17 ET50 5 lug x 120. Are there other Honda model wheels that I can use?
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Rims stuck on car with plastic hub centric rings

I think I forced my new rims with plastic hub centric rings and now they are stuck, I can't remove the rims off the car. I have a mustang 07
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Wheel noise while in reverse

12 Mini Countryman AWD. A metal on metal like grating noise developed in Right Front wheel only while in reverse, not braking and never forward. What could it be?
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Aftermarket wheels - Dodge Grand Caravan

I own a 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT. My wheel has been damaged beyond repair. I am not in a position to buy the OEM wheel. I know there are aftermarket wheels available that will do the job. My ...
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Speed-Dependent Hum/Whine and Vibrations after a Locked-Wheels Hard Brake and Skid

My FWD car is exhibiting a speed-dependent (especially noticeable at highway speeds, around 90-110km/h) hum/whine, accompanied by a slight vibration noticeable at the steering wheel. The symptoms do ...
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How does a tire's diameter and width impact fuel economy?

In lifted 4WD trucks using much larger tires, owners say they often see a decrease in fuel economy. This leads me to wonder, how does tire size (specifically, outside diameter) affect efficiency? In ...
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What lug pattern fits a 1994 Dodge Dakota?

I inherited my mom's 1994 Dodge Dakota after she passed. She always wanted to fix it up. So in her honor, I plan to do that. Wheels are the most attractive upgrade for looks in my opinion and the ...
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Is it normal for the wheels to be over 100C hot after a few kilometers of driving?

I drove my car from my parking to a spot where I can wash my car 3.5 km away. I thought it might be a good idea to clean the rims, so I splashed water towards the front wheel. To my surprise, steam ...
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Car pulls to the right when braking - started after putting jack stand under control arm

So when I jacked my car through a front central jack point, I managed to raise the car high enough to put the jack stand under the designated jack point on the left side of the car but it wasn't high ...
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What is the name of the parts that cover up the wires in front of the front wheel?

I bumped into a box when I was in the highway and my bumper is damaged. After that I went to a body shop nearby and he re-attached my bumper back but then I realized the parts that cover up the wires ...
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Why might someone mount the rear wheels at an angle? [duplicate]

I observed a very strange car a few days ago when driving: The rear wheels are mounted at an angle. Meaning, the plane of rotation is not vertical; rather, the distance between the wheels is wider at ...
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Why front wheels in trucks and buses have hubcaps but rear ones don't?

Cars have all wheels covered with hubcaps but I noticed that trucks and buses only have them in the front wheels. Even, sometimes I've seen long vehicles with covered wheels also in the back side too, ...
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IMPULSE Momentum theorem and stopping time of a car [closed]

Can we apply impulse momentum theorem for calculating stopping time of car?
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Does increasing tire or rim size require modification?

I have a 1995 Nissan pickup with tires 225/70/14. My question is more general. Does it require modification to increase tire and rim size or can they simply be put on? Like could I just purchase 16" ...
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About friction: tyres, wheels, and the road

It should be clear for anyone that friction force between a rubber tyre and road's asphalt is much bigger than friction force between the same tyre and the metal wheel around which that tyre is ...
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Is a torque wrench required for swapping all-season/winter tires with rims?

I used to think that it was necessary to use a torque wrench to tighten the nuts securing the tire/rim to make sure they are tight enough without stripping the bolts. But this video https://www....
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What kind of alloys wheels does Toyota Camry SE use? Are steel wheels safer?

Wiki says that Most alloy wheels are manufactured using casting, but some are forged. Forged wheels are usually lighter, stronger, but much more expensive than cast wheels. Does Toyota Camry 2015 ...