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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Why did the front wheel fall out while driving?

The front right wheel came off and the car hit the ground while driving on the Thruway, luckily at a low speed, nobody hurt. The tow guy said the bolts were stripped. Three months previous the wheel ...
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Is it okay to switch tire sizes on my rims from 205 55 R16 to 205 60 R16? will they fit?

I have a 2021 VW Golf comfortline the stock tire size is 205 55 R16 all seasons i have a set of winter tires i want to switch into the stock 16” rim that came with the car but the tires i want to ...
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Lug nut not fitting steel rim holes?

I recently purchased a second set of rims for my car, a 2009 Kia Cee'd SW (ED). This is a set of steel rims, and as the other one are not, they had a different type of lug nuts than normal. So the ...
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Putting a tire wider than the original one

I bought a Honda Accord 2007 that comes with 215/50R17 tires. I found that the previous owner changed the back steel rims to Ford rims with tire size (225/50R17). Thus my question is, can I change the ...
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Does the wheel needs to be replaced

I recently hit a curb while turning left around 20mph. THe tire rim has been scuffed a lot at the edge and it poked a hole on the tire sidewall that caused the tire to be punctured. I am going to ...
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Wax between wheel centring and rim – is it necessary, and what wax to use?

Volkswagen Group tyre technical manuals (e.g. this for the Seat Leon, this for the VW Golf) say that the "wheel centring seat should be waxed using wax spray to prevent corrosion between wheel ...
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clunking/popping/crackling noise at low speed

Does anybody know what could cause this clunking/popping/crackling noise only at low speeds when hitting a rougher surface- bumps, dips, stone roads (under 10-15 MPH) ? The position of the steering ...
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How to remove this wire disc cap from a wheel?

I'm trying to remove an aftermarket wire hub cap from an old Thunderbird. I pried off the center cap, revealing an internal mount containing a captive nut: From what I seen in DIY videos, these type ...
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Will 2008 Chevy HHR Winter Rims fit a 2017 Chevy Cruze?

I'm sure these measurements are obvious, but I don't know what they mean: HHR: – Center Bore: 65.1 mm – PCD: 5x110 Cruze: – Center Bore: 56.6 mm – PCD: 5x105
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What is the purpose of this black plastic loop around rim spokes?

Many rims seem to have this piece of plastic around one of the spokes. It seems to be a zip tie fastening the rim in place. But what is its exact purpose? If it is required to fasten the rim in place, ...
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Cannot get wheel back on hub after replacing lug bolts

I have a 1998 GMC Jimmy. I recently changed the front right tire with a spare. I know I tightened the lugs on both wheels. I went shooting up in the mountain there were a lot of pot holes. I didn't ...
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Is Torque a Property of Lug Nuts or Lug Bolts?

I recently ordered some new rims and tires through the local tire shop. Because the tire shops almost never use a torque wrench on lug nuts, I am going to bring my new wheels home and install them ...
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Any downside to downgrading to 18" wheels on my 2021 Honda Accord Touring?

My 2021 Honda Accord 2.0T Touring comes with stock 19" wheels. The tyre is low profile and my commute has a ton of pot holes. Its my understanding that I can just replace this with 18" ...
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Nissan Juke 2011

My daughter hit the curb when she tried to go forward not realizing it was too close to the curb now the car wobbles/vibrates at 20 to 30 mph (kmh?), I changed the tires and did the alignment, but it ...
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What is my next step in figuring out the root cause of a steering wheel shimmy

I have a 2006 BMW M3. Since I put on wider wheels with wider tires in the front for track use (from 225 19" to 255 18") there is a wobble / shimmy between 70-80 MPH that can be felt in the ...
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Why do mechanics give the wheels a spin after raising a car for inspection?

After raising a car for inspection, I noticed that a mechanic gave all 4 wheels a spin. What exactly are they looking for? I assume it has to do with whether the wheel on the opposite side will spin ...
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Does parking my car with 2 wheels on the sidewalk and 2 wheels on the road cause issues in the long term?

Since there is no parking space at the place I’m renting, I have to park my car with 2 wheels on the sidewalk and 2 wheels on the road. This also includes going up and down the sidewalk with the 2 ...
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Will lighter wheels soften the ride of an Acura RDX?

I've spent some time in a 2016 Acura RDX and I find its ride to be very harsh – every little imperfection in the road is transmitted and felt by the occupants. The RDX is marketed as a "sporty&...
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2 New Wheels Causing shaking

I had to buy 2 new wheels for my car. They put 1 new wheel on the left front and the other on the right rear. now I have lots of wobble/shaking especially over 60 mph.
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Deflated wheel on new Rav4?

I got my new 2021 Rav4 less than a month ago and only put about 110 miles on it but yesterday I noticed one of the rear wheels is significantly deflated(and almost flat). I only remember a glass ...
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What will change when I replace my wheels from 225/50 R17 with 255/35 R19?

I have AUDI A5, 2015. Currently I have tires 225/50 R17. And I would like to change my rims from R17 to R19. I asked AUDI salon and they told me that most apropriate is 255/35 R19. What will change ...
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How do I read specification for wheels in Audi?

I would like to change wheels in my car and I need to understand first what are the most suitable for it. But I dont get why there are a few rows for it? Can I choose anyone from the above list? For ...
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Why there is an extra tiny hole on the car wheels

What is the purpose of this hole on car wheels?
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Why does a TPMS alert go off after replacing tires?

I have a 2015 Honda CRV. I just got my tires replaced. After driving a few miles, the TPMS alert goes off and keeps going off even after I've reset the alert. I've checked my tires several times ...
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Wheel Centricity - Barrel

I have a quick question in regards to a specification I saw concerning wheels. Specifically, the property that left me perplex is that of "centricity". The specifications of the wheels ...
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Which is heavier, an inch of aluminum wheel rim or tyre?

I currently have 225/65R17 tires on my car. I have noticed that many new electric cars come with larger wheel rim and lower profile tire, such as 235/45R21 tire. I wonder why -- after all, lower ...
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Squeaky noise coming from rear wheel on Honda Accord

I have a Honda Accord 2004. I hear some noise coming (presumably) from the left rear wheel. Here is a recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6eY9KMzHlQ I'm not braking, the car is in neutral and ...
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Wheel bearings failure at low miles

I was recently unlucky enough to be in a crash. My car is modern (2016 registered). Driving on a highway at highway speeds, I heard a rumble noise. I knew the road I was on but thought i was going ...
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1927 clip of Car, can you identify it?

In an ingenious way to solve the never ending parking problem, a car with swiveling front wheels was engineered/designed/manufactured; see video clip in link 1927 clip Anyone know what the car model ...
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FWD trike steering

I have a question about reverse trikes like this: Suppose the reverse trike in the photo is FWD, has two individually powered front wheels and has no differential. When the right wheel is driven ...
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Can I put a smaller size tire on staggered rear rims which will allow me to use the same size tire on all four staggered rims?

I drive a 2015 Mercedes S63 AMG 4matic. The rear wheels are staggered with 285-35-20 tires on 20/9.5 wheels, while the front tires are 255-40-20 on 20/8.5 wheel. The current rear tire size only ...
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How can I know it a tire bubble is caused by a "road hazzard?" [closed]

I bought new tires for my car (2015 Audi A3) a little less than 3 years ago. But due to some medical issues I wasn't able to drive for a while, on and off, so the tires have maybe 10,000 miles maximum ...
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Is the rear wheel supposed to spin like this?

I’m new to this community and I’m a noob in terms of knowledge about motorcycles, so please ignore my ignorance. I own a Yamaha MT15, which has run 550 KMs so far, 2 months old. About a week ago I did ...
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Replacing tires without replacing rims

I have a 2003 Ford Mustang with 225/55R16 tires and the original rims. All of the tires are very bald so I bought new 225/55R16 tires (with no rims). I'd like to install the new tires on the old rims. ...
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Are the rear and front wheels the same on the 2005 Audi A6 Quattro

I know for some cars slightly larger rear wheels are used vs. front wheels. I'm replacing the two right side wheels and wondering if I can get the same wheel for both.
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SEAT Alhambra (2014) spare wheel

I have a SEAT Alhambra (2014) which does not come with a spare wheel. I want to buy a cheap spare wheel (2nd hand maybe), that I can keep in my garage for emergencies but I have no clue about these ...
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Steady (non-scraping, non-metallic), speed-varying noise from frontend (possible rubbing brake pads?)

Car: 2006 Saturn Ion, front wheel drive. Symptoms A steady friction sound, like loud road noise (not a scraping, not metallic), comes from the front end, audible starting around 20 MPH, and getting ...
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Torque lugnuts in air and on ground

When changing tires, on a front wheel drive vehicle with alloy rims, the parking break on, and entire front or back end lifted: after hand tightening the nuts, can they be torqued to spec off the ...
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Is it safe to drive on my damaged wheel?

I recently hit a curb and it damaged my wheel/rim. Would it be safe to still drive for now?
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2019 Chevrolet Tahoe back wheel came off driving driving on interstate shattering back windshield

Friday, I was traveling home with my two year and we had been gone all day. We got off a ramp onto the interstate and made it about half a mile before I switched lanes to pass a trailer in tow and I ...
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2020 Toyota Sienna same wheel size as a 2014 Toyota Sienna?

I'm wanting to buy a 2020 Toyota Sienna Limited (premium) but I want to be sure that it will fit my old snow tires/wheel/rims that I have for my 2014 Toyota Sienna Limited. btw, the rims I have are: ...
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Plastic hub adapter on aftermarket rims—is it needed?

I have aftermarket aluminium rims for my car, which were manufactured to fit multiple vehicle models. Therefore, the center hole is bigger in diameter than the hub of my car, and the rims came with a ...
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Front right wheel making low pitch screeching when driving

Whenever I reverse at low speed at full lock the front right wheel makes a low pitch screech. The sounds is now starting to occur when driving forward. Tapping the break gets rid of the noise ...
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Rim damage from scraping kerb.. Is it only cosmetic or something more?Should I get it checked?

Ok, so today coming out of the shopping centre carpark I scrapped my rear left rim on the kerb. I’m worried because it looks really bad & is around most of the rim. There are a few deep spots of ...
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Scratches on wheel

I have a leased car for work and the wheel got scratched against the curb. Is there a way to get these scratches out of the wheel? I am quite worried. Thank you for your help! Kaitlin
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my driver side front rim was steaming hot after driving 130km/h through the mountains and severe braking for a couple hours

my driver side front rim was steaming hot after driving 110 - 130km/h through the mountains and severe braking (from going downhill) for a couple hours, while i did not notice brake locking when ...
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Intermittent Ticking Sound Coming From Wheel [2010 Subaru Outback]

I have a 2010 Subaru Legacy Outback that I recently bought. I recently realized that there is sometimes a ticking sound coming from the front left wheel area when driving. The sound is pretty quiet ...
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Off road tires for a Subaru CrossTrek.2018 what needs to be done to get a good 75 height tire?

I just bought a 2018 Crosstrek. It has OEM tires on 18 inch wheels. I will be doing a lot of desert travel so I want a quality tire that I can safely deflate for extended miles. I have been doing some ...
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Using wheels with fewer holes

I have a ford E350 van with 8-hole (8-lug?) wheels. On short notice I need to find some steel rims on which I can travel at a short distance (50 meters) at a low speed (< 10 Km/h). It is difficult ...
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How to install pcs 4x100 14 rims on pcd 4x113 of the same 14 inch rims?

The pcd size of Maruti Zen is 4x113 of 14 inch rims. The 113 is measured in millimetres. So, comparing the above pcd with another pcd of 4x100 14 inch rims gives a difference of just 13 millimetres ...

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