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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Rear wheel squeek Motorcycle(video link)

My rear wheel is squeeking. It has a new brake disc,new pads and new bearings in wheel and sprocket hub with new dust seals. Is the noise anything to worry about? The wheel moves freely nicely by hand ...
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What are Wheel ticks and Wheel impulses?

I have some Odometry data taken from a Volkswagen Passat which gives the position. This is calculated using wheel ticks and in addition, I also have data which gives me the number of wheel impulses at ...
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Suzuki ATV LT160 wheel hub gets stuck going on

I've got a 2000 Suzuki LT160 ATV. The bearings blew up inside the wheel hub while riding. I took the entire front right wheel assembly off, including the knuckle arm and cleaned everything. Had to ...
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New Tires, car shaking/bouncing at high speeds

I just had some Uniroyal Tiger Paws put on my 2010 Escape. When I first left the shop, they felt great until I hit about 60ish mph. Then I got the bouncing, steering wheel vibration like they hadn't ...
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Spare tire sizes composed of 2 numbers(19x4), what are they?

Regular wheels/tires on a typical passenger car sized like so: Tire size: 235/55R19 235mm -width (235*0.55)mm sidewall height 19" - Radius But the spare wheels for the same model and certain trailer ...
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Can the load rating of a tyre change if rim size changes?

I have a 2014 Honda CRV and I'm trying to find new tyres for it. The placard says 225 / 65 / 17R 102T but looking at the current tyres they are actually 225 /60 / 18R 100H. The rims seemed to have ...
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Tyre number for Honda

I have just purchased a used Honda Accord Euro 2005. I did not check the tyre number while purchasing. Yesterday one the tyres was bursted. Then I matched the tyre number mentioned in the door of the ...
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245mm tire on 7.5 inch rim?

I am looking to buy snow tires. I saw an ad for someone selling 4 Michelin Latitude X-ICE X12 tires mounted with wheels. Size is 245/65R17. Wheels are 17X7.5 Sport Edition P5 Anthracite. He claims ...
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How can I measure Rim Offset?

I've got a non-standard set of rims and I'd like to know what Offset they are as I believe they are incorrect for the car they are on. I have a rough idea what Offset means but how do I easily and ...
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Ford fiesta 2016 TDCI wheel change from 6x15“ ET 47.5 to 7x15” ET30, safe or not?

The tires will remain 195/50/15. Online calculators show that clearance is going to be fine. The wheel won't hit the fenders or the arch. What troubles me though is the 17mm positive scrub radius. ...
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I scratched my rim against a curb. Will I still be able to drive long distances or should I get it fixed before I hit the long road?

I scratched my car’s wheel against a curb and I’m not sure whether to fix it immediately or if I can wait it out. I’m planning a road trip and I need to know if it’s safe to drive with a scratched rim....
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Wheel Spacer Question - Stuck Nuts

I bought a car that had wheel spacers fitted, they are for cosmetic reasons only but I prefer the car to be standard so today took the wheel off and proceeded to remove the spacers nuts. They do not ...
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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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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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Slapping sound coming from wheel

When driving, I noticed that a slapping sound was coming from my rear passenger-side wheel. The tempo of the slapping sound would accelerate and decelerate as the car's speed increased and decreased. ...
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Is this a normal tyre crack or something more sinister?

Hi, My mother has found this crack on her Range Rover tyre. Her boyfriend has convinced her that it is normal and safe to drive on. However I am not convinced, as it looks far too straight. ...
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Can summer and winter wheels be of different size for the same car?

I have an old Volkswagen Golf 4, 1.4. The size of the summer tires is 195/65 R15. When I bought the car it came with a set of mounted 205/55 R16 winter tires. When I took the car to a mechanic to ...
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Wrong Tire Pressure After Walmart Installation. Intentional?

I bought set of BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 all-seasons listed as new, and just had them installed at my local Walmart Auto Care Center. Service time was 2 hours and 20 minutes (is that normal?). Front ...
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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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Is it safe to drive with spare wheel but with proper tire?

I recently got a puncture and had to swap out the entire wheel. Luckily, the spare I had was a full size tyre, i.e.: not a skinny tyre like you sometimes see. It looks roughly like this: So, the ...
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“Standard” tyre width vs. rim width chart

I am looking for some "formal" information about which tyres I can put on my car rims. More generally speaking, I'd like to be able to find an optimal match between a tyre and rim width. The question ...
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Do I need to lift my car up before adjusting lug nut torque?

I recently put new wheels on my car. I don't have off-street parking, much less a garage to work in, so I had the wheels installed by a mechanic. Since they were installed, they have been driven ...
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How do I determine Offset of this particular wheel?

Am buying some new winter wheels, downsizing from 19" to 17". BMW X1 E84. Specs call for: 7.5jX17 ET34 I have found an excellent set online, private sale, the gentleman is super helpful, but can't ...
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Vauxhall Corsa 3dr 1.0 active

I need to replace my rear springs, do I need a wheel alignment after this? I’ve just had a wheel alignment done so hope not.
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Can I swap my 215/60R16 rims and tires for 215/70R15 rims and tires?

I originally had 215/60R16 rims and tires on my vehicle. I have a set of nearly new 215/70R15 tires mounted on some 15 inch rims from another vehicle. If the lug bolts match up, can I replace them ...
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Could this rim be welded or do I need to replace it completely?

While changing the tyres on my car, I noticed this crack on the rim: I don't know how or when it happened and the rim is aluminium. Could this be welded or do I need to replace the rim? Can I drive ...
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need to remove a broken lug nut: thinking die grinder?

I'm stuck on trying to remove a lug nut. Tried drilling it, wondering what to try next. Could a die grinder help me finish the job? -Not my best work here. Destroyed the lock adapter, trying to get ...
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Superficial scratches

When getting my tires rotated, the guy scratched a few of my wheels, but when I touch them it’s not rough, it’s smooth. Is there anyway to remove these scratches? I’m getting new wheels and these are ...
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Should I not drive with this huge chipped rim?

Slid while turning and hit a curb. I am pretty sure I shouldn't drive with this but wanted to get opinions.
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Hit a curb today, taking a chunk out of the tire and some damage to the rim. Is it still safe to drive? [closed]

Pictures: As you can see, it took a good chunk out of the tire, next to the rim. Unfortunately there's also quite a lot of scratch damage on the edges there. Is this still safe to drive, or should I ...
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Can I balance my wheels at home?

My 2003 Opel Agila steering wheel shakes and the car vibrates from 65-80mph, and I think it's because my wheels aren't balanced as I have had new tyres, tracking and wheel balancing about two months ...
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Rear wheel rim hot to touch grinding sound while driving and braking

2002 Ford Expedition XLT v8 4.6. Recent had to replace wheel axle do to running up a curb. After the axle was fixed I drove the car for about 15 minutes and it smelt like something was burning the ...
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2014 Honda CRV, LX Trim Package

I purchased a 2014 Honda CR-V, LX trim Package. It came stock with the metal 16 inch wheels and 215 70 R 16 tires. The specs on the tire are: Diameter 27.9 inches Wheel 16 inches Sidewall 5.9 inches ...
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Is it bad to change wheels/rims often (10-20 times a year)?

For reasons described below, I'm considering getting two sets of wheels (tires+rims) and swapping them back and forth pretty often (every few weeks, up to 10-20 times a year). I'm wondering whether ...
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Wheel Alignment Still Feels Off After Getting Alignment

My mechanic replaced the left control arm and crossmember on my 2007 Nissan Versa. After, I went to a Nissan Dealership to get an alignment. I felt like the alignment was better in some ways after but ...
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Remove and replace a wheel bearings without puller or press?

I'm a bit desperate here. Is there any way you can hammer out a wheel bearing and replace a new one without a press or puller. I am talking raw hammer to knock out and press back in with hammer and ...
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One wheel sometimes vibrates periodically after rotor & brake change

A week ago I changed the pads & rotors on my front tires. Everything was mostly normal. On the driver's side the calpier was very rusted, but I put it back on figuring the piston still looked ok....
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What is the best DIY approach to keeping brake dust off your rims?

I used to work at a car wash, so I am familiar with the assembly line brushes they used. I do have a bag of old t-shirt rags, but I am not sure I want to deplete them by single-use for this task. I'...
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Wheel Alignment: Is Wheel Works trying to take advantage of me? They want to shim my Prius C rear wheels

I went to Wheel Works a few days ago and I bought a lifetime wheel alignment. I don't know much about my cars but they wanted to charge $241 to shim my rear tires so they can realign. Here is the ...
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Replace alloys with steel rims?

I am in Ireland, so we use summer tyres all year and this is about the only set of rims to be used on the car. I acquired a 2015 Citroen C3. It has 17 inch alloy rims. I never had alloys before. ...
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Help with wheel lock

I have a 2011 rs Chevy camaro and I do not have the wheel lock key for the wheel lock. The wheel lock has 7 spline but are uneven and I can't find it anywhere.
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Grease on wheel bolts or not?

My father (an engineer, but not an auto mechanic) taught me to use a tiny dab of machine grease on the thread (not the rim) of each wheel bolt. This would help against corrosion, and help when ...
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Tire and Rim Damage From Scraping Curb

So I just had an incident where my wife scraped the curb in my BRAND NEW car with the front right wheel while parking in front of our house. I'd estimate she was going about 8MPH. I witnessed it ...
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Hit a curb. Rim scratched up bad. Any damage other than rim do you think?

Do you think there could be more damage other than the rim being scratched?
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Performance difference between P225 55R17 and P225 60R16

My 2009 Subaru Forester has mags with P225 55R17 summer tires. I saw a good deal on craigslist for alloy mags I could use during winter. On the picture, I see the seller previously fit some P225 ...
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Best way to remove rust from brake calipers without removing wheel

I have rang a few garages but none offer to remove rust from brake calipers, a lot of people say it is going to rust around there a bit anyway but I wanted to make them look shiny new for when I give ...
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Crackling/popping when wheels move at slow speed (e.g., rolling forward in drive)

My suspicion is that there is something loose (pebble, rock, or some other small, foreign object) behind the hub cap, but I hear a crackling or popping sound (almost like Pop Rocks or Rice Krispies) ...
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Can I repair this rim by smoothing the edges out? Do I need to?

My 2003 Chevy Tahoe rear driver side wheel came off while on the highway. Nobody was hurt and I was able to grind over to the side of the road (all fortunate). My lug studs were bent so I replaced ...
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Will this tyre fail its MOT?

It's a smallish cut on the sidewall, and I don't think it goes deep enough to reach the cords. Thanks.
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How can you change a pressed wheel bearing without a hydraulic press?

Is there a good way to change a pressed wheel bearing without a hydraulic press? Clearly it's better to do it the right way, which I'm doing (well, a mechanic is doing), but I was wondering if a ...

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