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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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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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 ...
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Occasional Vibration at specific highway speeds.

Symptom: At certain speeds (70 mph, 40 mph, etc.) there is a noticeable vibration. Vehicle: 1998 GMC Sonoma (2 wheel drive) The vehicle was purchased used and had similar symptoms at the time. ...
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Driving on a tire with different aspect ratio number than recommended?

I have a 2012 VW Passat SEL. Currently I have Han Hankook tires 215/55R17 on them. I am looking to get a full size spare tire and am looking on Craigslist for a cheap alternative. What will be the ...
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New Front Brake Calipers and Pads out of Allignment with New Rotors after Bearing Repack and Hub-Rebuild

i Just bought this 1993 Toyota 4x4 and am restoring it. i put on the new calipers and pads; and the inner pad is rubbing on the rotor; with a gap on the outer pad as you can see in the pictue. there ...
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Does center bore difference of 0.06mm matter?

Recently I ordered a set of alloy wheels for my Volvo V40 MY 2015 which has a center bore 63.4. I noticed only now that there is a slight difference in the center bore (everything else is precisely ...
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BMW rims on a Terrain?

I have a Chevy Terrain, and asked the local dealer to put my snows on - they are on BMW rims. I was told they wouldn't as this was a safety issue. The rims would only sit on the edge of the bolt, ...
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Any recommendation to prevent rims sticking to the disc?

Almost every season when changing the tires from winter to all-season and back I find the rims stick (mostly due to rust) to the disc behind. Is there any recommended solution that can be applied ...
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Possible to get custom rims made?

I have an older car with an unusual lug configuration so it is very difficult to get rims for it. Is it possible to get custom aluminum rims cast and machined to a specific lug configuration? If so, ...
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Starlet '98 wheel key

The wheels on my Starlet '98 (European XLi version) have a cap over the nuts. The cap is locked in place with a lock which appears to need a square key with a hole in the middle. What is such a lock ...
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Front-end vibrations in Pontiac G6

Car: 2007 Pontiac G6 (3.5L engine) Problem: Front-end vibration Details: I feel the vibrations primarily in the steering wheel. However, I also slightly feel it in my foot resting on the gas pedal ...
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Does wheelspinning damage my car?

Apart from the tires, if I pull off quickly and I wheel spin, do I cause any damage to the internals of the car? Obviously I don't mean reving it to 4k+ and then dumping the clutch, I mean speeding ...
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Rear wheel alignment on rear-wheel-drive vehicle

I recently got rear wheel bearings replaced on my 2005 Toyota Hilux (KUN26 frame) and now wondering if the wheels need alignment in order to prevent excessive tire wear. On the one hand, the rear ...
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Shaking steering wheel after new tires

I had new tires put on 8th of April 15. They were cheap tires but that's all I could afford. $444 for all four. The steering now shakes, even at slow speeds. I had the wheels balanced and the ...
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Whirring wawawa noise at wheel speed

2003 Honda Civic ex 212000 miles Wuwuwu noise that gets louder and faster as speed increases, probably matching wheel rotation speed, can't tell if front or rear. Bearing? Wheel balance? 55 mph then ...
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I Have Increased Wheel Offset With Aftermarkets, What Are The Implications Of This?

My OEM wheel measurements are as follows 6J x 15", ET45mm, PCD 4x100, 54.1mm Centre Bore. My new aftermarkets have not deviated in any way other than an increased offset to ET47mm. Will this widen, ...
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Is DIY bearing and hub for 4wd ok

I need to replace the bearing and hub for my 4runner (4wd). I have already replaced the rotor and brakes before. I believe this part replacement is basically the same (just one step further which ...
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What is the effect of changing rim diameter while keeping wheel width constant?

Which advantages or disadvantages would I obtain by changing the rim size while keeping the overall diameter of the wheel and the thread width constant? For example, in http://www.tyresizecalculator....
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Scratched my rim and wheel on curb what should I do? Leased car

I'm 17 and I literally just got this car. I scratched it, as you can see in the picture below. No, I'm not a bad driver and this hopefully won't ever happen again. It was a mistake - my friend was ...
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Why do Formula 1/Indy cars use high profile tires?

I apologise for this being slightly off-topic for the stack, but it seemed the best stack for the job. Aesthetically speaking, larger rims are preferred these days -I recently bought a Porsche with ...
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damaged rim - is a new need a new one?

My friends rim was damaged: Should a new one be purchased?
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Wheel alignment based on different vehicle model

I have a Toyota Solara 2006, and the auto repair has done wheel alignment on my vehicle based on the specifications of Toyota Solara 1999-2003 models. Is this a problem?
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Importance of centre bore in hubcentric wheel mount design?

I'm hopeing to settle an argument here. I am of the understanding that the diameter of the centrebore is integral to safety in hubcentric wheel mount design. Does anyone have any well evidenced ...
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New car AWD tire replacement

I have a 2016.5 Mazda CX5 AWD which have run 1900 miles till now. Right front tire got a nail puncture. The nail is at the corner of the tire. Tire replacement shop told as nail is at side tire cannot ...
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What is this left pulling on my car

My car has an extremely annoying pull to the left. If I take my hands off the wheel, the car will drift over to the left, starting very slightly pulling left then aggressively pulling more to the left ...
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Strange metallic stickers on rims after repair shop visit

These appeared on my rims after taking my bike to a repair shop. Does anyone know what these are and how to remove them?
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What did I break and what do I need to replace?

My car slid and went over a center divider. I am very new to auto repair, but am wanting to learn and do it myself. Sadly, I am not very familiar with the parts so I can't really say what broke other ...
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Change tyre size on mk1 Ford Ka

I've got a 2003 mk1 Ford Ka Style, 1.3 l. It's currently using tyres sized 165/65/R13 which, in my opinion, are really too thin. Looking around I've seen that it can also mount tyres sized 195/45/R15, ...
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Should anti seize lubricant be used on the wheel lug studs when rotating tires? [duplicate]

This my question: Should anti seize lubricant be used on the wheel lug studs when rotating tires? There is nothing else to add here.
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What rims are these?

I'm not sure if I'm in the right place for asking this question, but maybe someone knows offhand. This is my Acura TL 2004, and it has these custom rims on it. One rim is bent a bit and it's causing ...
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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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Is the ABS going to make problems because of the different tire height between the front and the rear?

I'm going to buy tires for my Opel Vectra b 97 fwd. I've been driving with 4 205/45/17 but now I've found 2x205/45/17 and 2x215/45/17 used. I know that there will be a little difference in the height. ...
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Rim size for 215/55/R17 tire

I had a minor accident today and my Toyota Camry 2007 SE had both of it's right side tires flat. I changed the front tire because it was slashed. My back tire is still intact, but the rim is bent and ...
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Upgrade wheels on '02 Honda Accord

I have a 2002 Honda Accord EX Sedan with manual transmission. I need to replace my tires, but was thinking about upgrading rims from 15" to 16". Is this possible on my car?
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Thickness of aluminium on Alcoa type forged aluminium wheels.

Is there a good estimate of the thickness of the aluminium on Alcoa forged aluminium semi wheels 22.5 type. Figures need not be precise, or just a range, for estimates, is 1/2 an inch a good estimate ...
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Is it safe to use a lugnut with a different outer shank diameter?

I have an older care with one of the lug nuts missing and they are proving hard to find and exact replacement for. I picked up some lug-nuts that fit down snug but my concern is that the new lug nut ...
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Is putting the small sized Rear tire for bike increase the mileage?

I heard that putting small sized rear tire increase the mileage is that true? if true how does it makes difference than putting big sized tired to bike?
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Why do multi-axle vehicles have “innie” and “outie” wheel hubs?

Observe these multi-axled vehicles: See how their wheels are either "innie" (stick inwards) or "outies" (prodtrude outwards). Why is this? I note that in 3-axle (6-wheel) vehicles in particular, ...
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Is it safe to fix a bent motorbike wheel?

Long story short my front wheel took a hit and the rim is now slightly bent. Now, since this is a forged aluminium wheel, replacing it costs the best part of 1500EUR. Being on a budget I thought of ...
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Identifying cause for (pram) wheel squeak [closed]

Hoping mechanics is the right place to get some answers. I have a pram whose front right wheel wont stop squeaking and I have no idea why. It happens only when there is weight/pressure on the wheel....
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How to diagnose a knocking sound that I hear when the car is running?

My car is a 2002 Honda Accord V6. For 2 days now, I'm hearing a sound like "dug dug dug dug dug dug...." as the car starts to move. I think the sound is coming somewhere from the driver side front ...
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How can I calculate wheel size

I am building a little plane for aerodesign purposes. I am wondering how can I calculate the best size/diameter of wheels for my plane based on its load, speed and other parameters. Somebody please ...
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Wheel fell off after new tyres fitted

On Friday morning whilst driving my wheel fell off. I was behind a truck taking off at lights and going through intersection at low speed and my wheel fell off. My ute slie for about twenty metres. ...
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13 “ to 14” rims on lightweight 3x5ft trailer

Can I change my 13" rims on my trailer to 14" rims with same stud pattern without having to change axel or wheel bearings Trailer is lightweight 3 x 5 ft Thanks
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What is the small metal square attached to the wheel or tire?

I found that this small metal square labelled "1/4 FE" had come off my car's wheel yesterday. I am wondering what it could be, and whether it's important to put it back on.
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Considerations for downsizing wheel diameter

I have a 2011 Taurus SHO, which is All-Wheel Drive with 19 inch rims. While I admit that they look nice, that is the only advantage I see with having large wheels. I understand that they can have ...
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Why are wheels labeled “R16” when the 16" is actually the diameter?

Just wondering about this, unless the R doesn't mean "Radius" it doesn't make much sense.
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2001 F150 4.6L 2WD front wheel bearing replacement

My front right wheel was roaring over 55 mph. When spinning the wheel by hand it made a purring sound. I pulled it apart. The inner bearing looked normal. The outer bearing was rusty (grease had ...