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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Recommendation For Tightening Wheel Stud

I have to replace a broken wheel stud in the rear of a kia Optima. I do not have an impact gun to tighten down the stud properly but I do have a torque wrench. The problem is that the hub will spin ...
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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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Rear wheel air leakage while riding(royal enfield classic 350)

Air leakage on rear wheel while riding.The rear wheel got wheel wobbling from last five month onwards,Then i took into RE service center and they did wheel alignment and changing swing arm bush. Even ...
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Hubcentric vs OEM compatible steel wheel

I've Nissan Rouge SL 2015 with 18 inch wheel size. I want to buy steel wheels. When I look for options on Costco website it shows me Hubcentric and OEM Compatible. I'm not sure what's the ...
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Bad wheel wobble on Chevy Impala

I have a 2009 chevy impala LT 3.5 with a bad wheel wobble on the front passenger side. I've replaced the wheel bearing, had the wheel balanced, had a wheel alignment done, and replaced the control arm....
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When buying a new tire at car shop, they pumped the new tire and it popped loudly, is that normal?

My ears don't hurt, but my left ear feels a little blocked afterwards. I was standing a meter and a half away from a machine that fits rim into the tire, while also pumping air or something. The tire ...
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Alloy wheel really stuck fast to the hub, any practical avoidance steps?

Last night, in the wee small hours, I set about changing the brake discs (rotors) and pads on my 2012 VW Golf. I lifted the car off the ground and removed all of the wheel bolts. I then found that ...
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Unadjustable wheel alignment?

The guy at the just tire told me the alignment is not adjustable, I need new parts If i want to fix it, and also told me it won't effect the tire, is this true? One of my friends told me it will wear ...
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How to get this lug off

My truck had these fancy lug nuts and I accidentally broke one off and I don't know how to get the remnants off. Any ideas?
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Should I steer clear of a moped 17 years old only 50 miles on the clock

I think I'm about to purchase a super clean moped that's 17 years old and is said to run "perfect". It comes with the promis of an MOT if I buy. It does look mint - V5 in owners name but he hasn't had ...
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Ford Edge wheel bounce when slightly turning left

I drive a 2007 Ford Edge and when I get to 40-50mph I experience a wheel shake on the front driver when slightly turning left. Also when I get to about 70mph the ABS and Traction control Lights come ...
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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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Curb damages on 2015 Nissan Sentra

I was wondering if this needs immediate attention. It goes in next week (it’s a lease).
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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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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 a slightly bent rim cause an outer CV boot leak?

After a severe pothole, I bent very slightly my front right rim right before a road trip. As the effect wasn't noticeable, I went on my road trip. I noticed the clamp on my CV boot had gone loose on ...
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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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1995 Camry LE rim and tire swap with 2012

I have a '95 Camry as well as a 2012 Camry which is paid off, but totaled (no collision). I'd just bought brand new tires a month before. Is there any way possible that I can put the 2012 size 16 rims ...
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Do I need a new rim?

Hello, I just had a blowout with my 2016 chevrolet equinox after dropping my kids at school. Its raining so as a result of the blowout I lost control and hit the curb 😥. Currently waiting on ...
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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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Question about the damaged rim and tire

First timer here and I ran over something on the highway and this is the damage I got..... should I get the rim replace or is still OK to drive on
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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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Are the rims for 195/60R15 the same as rims for 195/65R15

I need to replace one rim on my ford focus the tires I have on it currently are 195/60R15, I have another tire on a rim the numbers on the tire are 195/65R15 can I mount the 195/60R15 tire onto the ...
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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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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?