Wheel Tech – Wheel Fitment

Why Measure For Proper Wheel Fitment

Wheel Tech – Wheel Fitment – There is little question that nothing makes such a dramatic styling statement on any car, truck or SUV than a new set of custom rims and tires. New wheels and tires will immediately convey your vehicle’s purpose, theme and style more than any other part or piece. Whether you are building for the drag strip, street, cornering or link to a past era, the rims you choose will be the most important choice you will make.

Proper fitment of your custom wheels and tires is a critical element that should rank very high in your choice. The overall appearance of your car will be relying heavily on not just the style of the choosen wheel and tire package, but how well it fits. As a Street Rodder, we typically run larger wheels and tires than the orginal equipment provided.


2009 Ford Roush Mustang Blackjack
2009 Ford Roush Mustang Blackjack

For those seeking to maximize the impact of this critical choice, the larger the better. However, functionally can not be sacificed. The tires should fit well without rubbing, even when bumps are encountered or when the steering wheel is turned hard to the right. To truly maximize your performance wheel purchase, careful measuring is required. If everything fits, as it should, well fitting wheels and tires will contribute to your car, truck or SUV looking just right.

Many custom wheel manufacturers offer a wide range of rim widths and backspacing options. Knowing what is right for your particular application demands some research. As you learn more about these measurments your choice will be narrowed down the the right wheel and tire combo.

Typically you can not return a set of wheels and tires once ordered. So learn how to properly measure for wheels here before your purchase. By knowing how to do so you will truly aquire the look and style you are after and get as much wheel and tire as possible under your ride at a bargain price.


1963 Chevrolet Impala SS

1963 Chevrolet Impala SS