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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Is my car ok to drive or do I need to get it checked? [closed]

I hit a curb the other day cause I was driving at night without my glasses. I hit it going maybe 30 mph but it didn’t sound as bad and my car isn’t making any strange sounds or noises. The rim looks ...
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Why do some tuned cars have very inclined tires?

I've seen photographs of cars with strange inclined tires like the one in the picture I pasted here. They seems to be Japanese cars. Is it for drifting? Maybe for appearance? Do the tires get ...
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I damaged 1 rim. Should I replace 2 rims?

I hit a rock and it destroyed my tire and damaged the (steel) rim. Should I replace 2 rims (matched pair), or is it ok to replace just the one damaged rim? Is the car going to be balanced? It is the ...
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What's goin on with the right front wheel of my van?

I was drivin yesterday and all sudden a sound happened that I didn't like. It was kindof like brake noise... a light squeek... but also kinda like that slippin belt sound like when people start their ...
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Motor struggles as front passenger tires pulls and seems to lock up

1996 jeep grand Cherokee v8 4x4 we have changed the calipers thinking that it was locking up but on driving it again we get the same issue. After driving about 3-5 miles you get a lot of walking from ...
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Honda Tyre Size and Numbers

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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wheel compatabily for 7J 17 ET50

any idea ...there is a chart out there that gives all vehicles that use this size wheel....I have a nissan Sentra SE R..want to go to salvage to get steel rims so need a list of compatible vehicles ...
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Quickly swapping wheels on motorcycle without any adjustments

I own a Ducati 848 EVO sports motorcycle and i am planning on changing my stock cast aluminum rims with forged aluminum ones. I was wondering if i decide to keep my old wheels and buy tires+brake ...
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Toyota Corolla with hot wheels

I have been having hot wheels of recent since I changed the brake pads. After like 2km drive it will be excessively hot.I have had the calipers serviced and even changed the masters,yet it persisted. ...
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What are the possible causes of wheel damage

I have recently bought 4 new 18 inch wheels for my car. Just now, a week later, I noticed two small damages. This week I didn't park near curbs and drove very carefully as I knew how easily the wheels ...
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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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Does Inner RIM matter in fitting a snow chain

I need to buy two snow chains for my car with the size of 225 45R 19 (Nissan Qashghai 2016), I have found a snow chain that fits: 225/45-18 225/50-17 225/55-16 So, will this snow chains fit the ...
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What precautions should I take when using snow chains?

I have purchased some snow chains, but the manual provides fitting instructions, and it only says to remove them when the road is completely clear of snow, and never drive faster than 40mph (about ...
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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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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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2010 Lincoln MKS 3.7 V6

2010 LINCOLN MKS: Shakes horrible when driving and trying to stop, I’m close to 240,000 miles now but when I’m on smoother roads it’s not as bad. I’m here for an honest opinion because I’ve spent more ...
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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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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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Wheel offset change from 55mm to 42mm

I've got original size wheels and tires on my Saturn Sky (245/45R18) rims are offset 55mm std. Would like to buy new rims. Rim dealer offers 42mm offset at best. Will this push the tires out about 1/2 ...
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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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Does small chip on a tire merit tire replacement [closed]

while cleaning the car I’ve noticed a small chip on a front tire. It looks like it was created after close encounter with a pavement curb. The tires are new and done maybe 300 miles. The chip is of ...
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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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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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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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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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Downsizing rims from 14“ to 13”, what is the optimal tire size?

My car: Suzuki Celerio (EU/India) / Alto (Asia) 2010 mdl. Hi, I'm downsizing from a r14 rim size to a r13. Current tire size is 155/65/r14 and that is the OEM size. My current rim spec is 14x5.5 et38 ...
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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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Alignment of red dot (uniformity mark) on tire when no white dot or dimple

I am new to tire markings, and have been reading what they mean. However, there is not one clear source of information what to do when there is no white dot/dimple on the rim (marking the rim's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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