Your choice in 4WD wheels can affect your vehicle’s performance, and it can also change its appearance drastically. It’s important to choose wheels that are the right size for your tyres and your vehicle, and people replace them for a variety of reasons. Regardless of why you’re looking for new Speedy wheels, it’s important for you to know what to look for, and to know the differences between various components.
Rims and Wheels
Though the terms “wheel” and “rim” are often used as if they are separate parts, there’s little difference between the two. The rim is seldom seen because it’s a part of the wheel that holds the tyre in place and is attached to your vehicle. The tyre is a separate part, rotated by your vehicle’s axle and wheel along the road. When you get a flat tyre, changing that tyre generally resolves the issue though driving on a flat can cause wheel damage. There’s rarely the need to replace the rim, wheel or lugs.
Vital Wheel Measurements
The most important part of finding new TSW wheels is knowing your vehicle’s measurements. You’ll need to determine your wheel width, rim diameter and bolt pattern before buying wheels, to prevent damage, decreased performance and the potential for a dangerous blowout.
- Rim diameter is measured across the wheel’s centre, and it should be the same as the tyre diameter. To determine this number, you can measure your current rims or tyres with a ruler, or look for the information on the tyre’s body.
- Rim widths are given as a range that can safely be used with a particular type of tyre. To get the best fuel economy, handling and performance from your vehicle, it’s best to choose a width that’s roughly in the middle of the range.
- Bolt patterns are specific to each wheel and vehicle, and common options include four-, five-, six- and eight-lug setups. The bolt pattern size is distinguished by lug number as well as the hub circle diameter. Bolt diameter can be found by measuring distance between two opposite bolts, and bolt pattern is commonly written as the bolt number multiplied by the hub circle’s diameter.
Custom wheels are becoming more popular and they are available in a variety of options for those who want to change the performance and appearance of their vehicle. Many 4WD owners opt for custom wheels, but they are also available for passenger cars. Though a custom wheel package is usually bought to change a vehicle’s appearance, it can change handling and performance when paired with the right tyres. Regardless of the Monster wheels you choose, you can find your chosen design in numerous bolt patterns and sizes, making it easy to find the perfect fit for any vehicle.