When it comes to upgrading the performance and looks of your car, changing the wheels and tires is one of the most popular options. However, with so many options available in the market, it can be overwhelming to choose the right setup that suits your needs. One of the setups that have gained popularity in recent years, and are offered by many high-performance cars as OE setup is the staggered wheels and tires setup. In this article, we will discuss what a staggered setup is and its advantages and disadvantages.
Running larger size wheels or wider tires is the best way to get the additional traction you need for your car or improve vehicle aesthetics. It may seem intimidating to run something different from a factory setup, however, once you understand how the mechanics work, it’s very simple and straightforward. Let’s look at the below and understand what to consider when running larger-size wheels and tires. If you are just learning about tires, it is recommended to read this article to understand the basics of tire size.
Wheel concavity refers to the wheel face curvature profile on a monoblock (one-piece) wheel or wheel center on a modular wheel. Concavity is different from “dish depth” on a modular wheel. When looking from the side, a wheel with large concavity has a wheel center that’s sunk in. A wheel with no concavity has a wheel face profile that’s flat.
Wheel fitment is an important aspect of customizing your vehicle. It can affect the appearance, performance, and safety of your car. In this article, we will explain what are the five typical types of wheel fitment: OEM, OEM+, fender flush, tucked, and stance.
If you are reading this then you probably want to lower your car and ask the question of whether should you choose lowering springs or coilovers. The short answer is both options are good. if you have the budget, choose coilovers. If you are doing this on a budget, lowering spring is the best choice. In this article, we will discuss the differences between lowering springs and coilovers and which one is the better option for your car.
If you're an automotive enthusiast, you probably know what wheel gaps are. It's the vertical distance between your car's tire and fender. Many cars from factories have large wheel gaps due to automotive laws and regulations, and other considerations such as different wheel sizes that are offered as a factory option.
Upsizing the wheels and tires of your car can be a great way to enhance its appearance and performance. However, many people are concerned about the safety of this practice. In this article, we will explain why upsizing your car's wheels and tires are safe, as long as it is done correctly.
Wheel offset is a critical aspect of your vehicle's wheel setup and most people do not fully understand the relations between wheel width and offset. Both dimensions must be looked at together to determine if the wheels are suitable for your car.
Finite Element Analysis, or FEA, is a computer-based simulation tool that helps engineers understand how a mechanical part will behave in different loading scenarios. Read this article if you are interested to learn more about it.
Wheel spacers are a popular aftermarket accessory that many car enthusiasts use to improve their vehicle's handling and appearance. However, with any modification to your vehicle, it's important to consider the safety implications.
The terms “wheel” and “rims” are often used interchangeably. Depending on where you’re from, people call the “wheel” the “rim,” while other places call the “rim” the “wheel.” Although people use it interchangeably, the terms are very particular in the original technical sense. While the two are often discussed together, they are not identical.
Not all wheels are created equal. If you're looking for aftermarket wheels, there are several things that you should consider. As wheels are made using different methods and alloys, they have distinct advantages and disadvantages over one another. Some wheels are inexpensive to purchase, some offer premium quality, and some focus on style solely.