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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can i change oem tyre 256/40R21 105 y to 265/60R 18 or 265/70 R 16 on my mercedes ml 350

i have serious problem with the oem tyres supplied 265/40R21 y 105. These tyres are getting damaged on pothole filled roads or on a bad rough road. i was told it happens because these aer low profile ...
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Bolt pattern equivalency reference

I'm shopping for a set of used wheels. Most sellers don't know the bolt hole measurements and just say the number of holes and the vehicle they came from, "5 bolt for Jeep Cherokee/Tacoma/Nissan/..." ...
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Wheel Spokes: fewer thick vs many thin

Are there any advantages between fewer Thick Spokes and many Thin Spokes? Structurally - Weight - Brake Heat/Cooling - Maintenance/Cleaning? Application will be 17x8 +48 for a performance ...
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Should my motorcycle wheels be two different size diameters?

I've heard that a larger wheel (diameter) in the front can produce quicker turns on a motorcycle. How much larger should a front wheel be than a rear wheel on a road bike (if at all)? Will this affect ...
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How to determine tire compatibility [93 4runner]

I have a 93 Toyota 4runner with 31/10.5-15, if I understand the conversions correctly that would be a 267/76/R15 in metric. I am looking at replacing these tires and have found a set of 235/75/R15's ...
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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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I'm looking for wheels for my car (first time buyer). Why isn't anybody saying what the full bolt pattern is?

I'm looking online for used wheels for sale. I need wheels with bolt pattern 5x98 for my Alfa Romeo 156. Almost nobody is actually writing what the full bolt pattern is. They all seem to write "5" if ...
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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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Speed-Dependent Hum/Whine and Vibrations after a Locked-Wheels Hard Brake and Skid

My FWD car is exhibiting a speed-dependent (especially noticeable at highway speeds, around 90-110km/h) hum/whine, accompanied by a slight vibration noticeable at the steering wheel. The symptoms do ...
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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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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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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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2016 RAV4. 18'' vs. 17'' wheels?

I am hesitating between the RAV4 XLE and the RAV4 SE. The RAV4 SE has really cool 18'' wheels and the RAV4 XLE has normal 17'' wheels. I want to get the SE (because of aesthetics), however, I'm afraid ...
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Hubcap question

There was a huge pot-hole near my house and a number of hubcaps had accumulated nearby for obvious reasons. What is the mathematical chance one of those hubcaps might match a missing hubcap on my ...
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How can I listen for a tire noise without driving?

When driving I can sometimes hear a metal noise coming from the tire. It can be intermittent or continuous, like a brake part or a bad bearing. It doesn't sound like road noise or something stuck in ...
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Steering wheel vibration at 60+ MPH

I recently purchased a new set of tires for my 2007 Frontier. Capitol Precision Trac are the make. Before I replaced the worn tires my truck never shook and was always smooth no matter the speed. ...
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Vibrating sound and shaking when turning the wheel after changing timing belt?

On Monday I went to the mechanic to replace a ripped timing belt (red arrow in the picture). He also replaced some wheelie that was damaged. He told me that green circled box in the picture was the ...
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What do these wheel markings mean?

I'm trying to sell my old alloy wheels, and I need to know a few crucial sizes (like the bolt diameter and width) to put up an ad. Unfortunately I cannot make heads or tails of these numbers. Here's ...
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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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Wheel grinding on brake piston

I recently replaced the brake pads on my 2014 Nissan Altima. Once done I took it for a drive to make sure everything sounded and felt correct and I heard this awful grinding noise. I check the pads ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Knocking/Vibration Brand New Kia Cerato - Aftermarket Wheels

Bought a new Kia Cerato sedan (Australia. In US Kia Forte). As part of the deal I got aftermarket wheels. Initially I felt a lot of vibrations all over the car, so I took it to a tyre shop. They said ...
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Will factory 2016 Toyota Corolla “S” 17" wheels and tires fit a 2014 Scion Xd without rubbing?

Will factory 2016 Toyota Corolla "S" 17" wheels and tires fit a 2014 Scion Xd without rubbing? Both have the same 5x100 bolt pattern. Is one wider than the other? Will they rub? Speedometer will be ...
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Wheel bearing noise?

Apologies in advance if this question has been asked before; I'm not familiar enough with cars to identify or make speculations on the relative source of this problem. CAR DETAILS: 1999 Toyota ...
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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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Which rim to buy

I'm looking to replace rim for one of the wheels of my car (Nissan Altima 06). The wheel specs - 245/45 R18. (Different from the ones that come with the original car) The rim looks like this - I ...
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A3/A4/A6 alloys on an A5

I have an Audi A5 and I want to put genuine Audi 7-double-spoke alloys on it. The problem is as far as I know these alloys are only created in 20" for the A5. Does anyone know if it is possible to ...
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What is a fair price for caliper repair?

Dealership tells me I need a rear wheel caliper repair. Estimated cost of $500. Is this reasonable? I have Toyota Highlander 2003 model.
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Are a bearing and C-clip all you need to replace a from wheel bearing?

I need to double check this. My front wheel bearing is busted(by someone eles analysis) on a citroen picasso 2006. I have bought a bearing kit consisting of the bearing, a c clip and a nut. I will ...
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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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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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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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Sand on road cutting grooves in brake rotors [closed]

I know someone who has to drive on a sandy road or dirt road everyday. She drives a van 2015 and has factory rims with 4 cut outs in the rims for air flow i guess. It was factory made that way. She ...
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Honda ST1100 instability problems [closed]

I've had some issues with my 1991 Honda ST1100 that I, nor my mechanic, can't seem to figure out. It started with some kind of bang, probably because of a hole in the road. Then, whenever I had to ...
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About friction: tyres, wheels, and the road

It should be clear for anyone that friction force between a rubber tyre and road's asphalt is much bigger than friction force between the same tyre and the metal wheel around which that tyre is ...
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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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Relationship between Diameter of the Wheel and the Turning Radius

Please explain the relationship between Diameter of the Wheel and the Turning Radius of the vehicle.(Car or Bus). Does the length of the vehicle also matters.
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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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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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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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Do I need to replace the rim?

Hit a huge pothole last night and when I checked the driver’s side rear tire when I got home I saw the damage. It does not appear to be cracked thankfully. It really only seems to have flattened at ...
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How does a tire's diameter and width impact fuel economy?

In lifted 4WD trucks using much larger tires, owners say they often see a decrease in fuel economy. This leads me to wonder, how does tire size (specifically, outside diameter) affect efficiency? In ...
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Alloy wheel corrosion damage - do I need new wheels?

After the last couple of winters, my alloy wheels are getting quite corroded, and one of them has large flakes of the surface missing, and almost a bubbling effect in the metal. I have read on other ...
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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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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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Roadside wheel change metal d clip

I'm trying to change the wheel on my peugeot partner (on the roadside) I'm not sure what this metal d clip on the wheel is? Could anyone advise how I remove this to change the wheel and what it ...

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