How to characterize Rims as per your vehicles

Custom Rims are characterized by several dimensions:

– Diameter: No need to explain this dimension that affects the aesthetics and the behavior of the car (comfort, precision driving etc.). Attention, however, is to mount wheels with a diameter certified by the manufacturer of your car. This is the guarantee of acceptance by the technical Control and your insurance.

– Width: The width of aluminum custom escalade rims are important because it determines the width of the tire that it is possible to mount it. Now, it is mandatory to fit the dimensions approved by the manufacturer of your car, on pain of refusal to technical control and vehicle insurance lapse for the non-confirms accident.

– Offset: The offset is characterized ETxx code, where xx is a number. This number, expressed in millimeters indicates the distance between the center axis of the rim and its rim. The higher the number, the greater the rim goes inside the wing. The higher the number is low and the rim is “pushed” to the outside of the wing.

– Spacing: Spacing is characterized by number 1 and number (eg 5 × 130). The figure corresponds to the number of bolts required to secure it to the car, and thus the number of holes present on the rim. The number corresponds to the diameter of the circle on which the holes are located.

– Boring: When a custom escalade rim is mounted on a vehicle, it is positioned on the hub. It is, therefore, necessary that the central bore of the wheel rim is provided for the hub diameter:

– If the bore diameter is smaller than the diameter of the hub: The rim is not assembled on the car

– If the diameter is greater than the diameter of the hub: The rim is mounted, but when the bore diameter is greater than that of the hub, the rim is no longer centered and generates very large vibration. In this case, a centering ring is needed to adapt the diameter of the bore

– If the diameter is equal to the diameter of the hub (a few tenths of millimeters): The rim is assembled and perfectly center on the hub. No centering ring is necessary. This is the ideal case, as a centering ring wears, breaks or sodium hydroxide (in the case of metal rings) to the rim or hub.

Have rims of the same size as the original wheels are very important. Indeed, inadequate width potentially requires different width tires that approved by the manufacturer of your car. Similarly, an inadequate offset will be deported rim inwards (risk of friction of the tire with the damper or rim itself with the brake caliper) or shift it to the outside (risk friction tire in the wing, or risk the wheel altogether exceeds the wing, which is prohibited by French law).

So amount of alloy wheels the same size as the original:

  • – You get a look perfectly original, provided the alloy wheels have exactly the same color
  • – You do not beget additional wear your running gear
  • – You may not generate friction of your tires in the wings or other mechanical components (source of wear and thus potential bursting of the tire)
  • – You do not risk a refusal of the technical inspection or worse forfeiture of your insurance in case of serious accident

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