O'Reilly logo

Do-It-Yourself High Performance Car Mods: Rule the Streets by Matt Cramer

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Wheel Sizing

The first thing people usually notice about a wheel is its diameter. Picking the right diameter is a mixture of performance and fashion. A larger diameter wheel can allow you to run lower profile tires for more precise handling, but too large a wheel will be so heavy it will slow you down, make the car ride roughly, and even create handling problems. A 20-inch wheel may weigh more than twice as much as a 15-inch wheel, and its tire is also likely to be heavier. For most performance-oriented cars, a wheel between 15 and 18 inches is often a good choice, with the 15-inch wheels offering lighter weight and a better choice of drag racing tires, and the 18-inch wheels offering a good choice of tires for precision cornering. Some newer ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required