Question by  Heidi (14)

How should I go about matching rims with my tires?


Answer by  light (200)

The Rim will have a measurement mentioned - the nominal rim diameter. This should match the tire's rim diameter measurement. If you need ask any mechanic or tire shop for a clarification. Double check these numbers when you buy your tires.


Answer by  ross1976 (196)

Your tyre dimensions will be written like this - 185/65 R15. 185 is the tire width ( distance between the outside sidewalls). 65 is the aspect ratio (section height/width x 100) and 15 refers to the rim diameter. R means Radial Tires. Make sure the rim diameters and width match.

Reply by boonjax (205):
I've known instances when tires with a rating of 14 inches for diameter have been fixed on 13 inch rims without a problem. Not sure how safe this is though! This is done to avoid the cost of buying 5 new rims - but I wonder whether it is safe!  add a comment

Answer by  fakkie (19)

The most important thing to look at when matching tires to rims is the type of vehicle and what the vehicle would be used for. Once that is established, you will know what type of tire and rim to go for. Then it is as easy as matching the size, width, tread pattern and tire wall height.


Answer by  H797H (157)

Well, first thing you need to figure out what the measurement specification is on the tires that you have. For example is you tire specs are 225/50R16, the 16 in this spec equation is 16 inches, therefore you need a 16 inch rim for the tire


Answer by  KWags1977 (427)

Tire dimensions will be written in a standard form as - 205 65 R18. 205 is the tire width (distance between the outside sidewalls). 65 an aspect ratio for the tire (section height/width x 100) and 18 is the rim diameter. The rim dimensions must match the tire, get the rim dimensions and work from there.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well you want to make sure that the width of the rims matches the rim of the tires. Then choose a design you like.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Well start by measuring the rim. The width of the tire should be pretty close to the width of the rim. Consult your tire dealer as to how much bigger tire will fit on your rim.


Answer by  Lordschild (1398)

You need the rim size to match your tires. For example 15 inch tires need 15 inch rims. The tire width may also need to be considered.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well if your tires are strong then you might want to get elegant rims. But basically any kind of rim will do.

You have 50 words left!