The Downsides Of Changing The Size Of Your Wheels

When you decide that it is time to upgrade your wheels to something that looks much cooler or more stylish, you may decide to increase the size of your wheels. This will definitely make your vehicle stand out, but there are some upsides and downsides to changing the size of your wheels or tires.

The Effects Of Increasing Your Wheel Size

Increasing the size of your tires involves increasing the wheel diameter while keeping the overall rolling radius. To determine how large an upgrade in your wheel size would be, consider the current size of your wheels. If you have a 15 inch wheel, a plus one tire would be a 16 inch wheel. As your tire becomes larger, the aspect ratio of the tire will also become important.

There are limits to how large the tires can be because they may not otherwise fit inside the wheel well. The wheel well will either need to be modified or the wheels will simply be capped regarding how large they can be. A car must have a much greater suspension to be able to support large wheels. As a result, you may need to have your car re-engineered and this might cost more money.

The Effects On Maneuverability 

Larger wheels do not necessarily improve handling. Maneuverability is reduced and there will be a greater braking distance. Another concern is that of a low profile. Decreasing the tire's aspect ratio decreases the side-to-side tire flex. A shorter tire can have better handling, but there is not as good of a pneumatic cushion with a shorter tire.

Another concern for larger wheels is that of unsprung weight. The wheels are normally unsprung weight. When unsprung weight becomes large enough, which occurs as you increase the size of your wheels, the weight can overwhelm the suspension.

Larger wheels can look cool, so if your main concern is aesthetics, you may wish to still overlook the downsides of Extreme Wheels. However, it may take time to learn how to maneuver your vehicle.

Fender Rolling Might Be Necessary

Fender rolling is where the inner lip of the fender is rolled into the shape of an L. Sometimes it is necessary to roll the fender if you must have your car lowered. Other times, this is entirely optional. Many of these requirements for modifying the wheels of your vehicle are a hassle, but as long as you are informed of them, you will be prepared to decide what type of modification you should make.  

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Learning About Tire and Wheel Upgrades

Hi there. My name is Alice. Welcome to my site about tires and wheels. The tires and wheels you choose for your car can drastically change its appearance and handling characteristics. You can actually maximize the performance of your car by upgrading the rims to a larger size and installing a tire upgrade. You must know your vehicle’s limits, however. You can test fit the tires and rims in a number of ways before obtaining the new set for your car. I would like to walk you through the process of upgrading your tires and wheels. Thanks for visiting my site.

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