Custom wheel size selection means a lot for the look and function of your vehicle!
Putting custom rims or wheels on your car can add value and look excellent. However, choosing the most appropriate custom wheel size can often be a difficult process. Several factors need to be considered, especially if you plan to spend a lot of money on your new wheels.
Check out these tips to make it easier to get the right set of new shoes for your ride.
Custom wheel size basics
Most people who get custom rims will either go for larger or smaller rims than the ones that came from the factory. No matter what size shoes you are after, consider some of these factors:
- Large wheels are harder on brakes because they force the brakes to stop more overall mass
- Smaller wheels will make your vehicle sit lower to the ground; get too low to the ground and you might have trouble clearing even simple obstacles like speed bumps
- Anything but standard sized wheels might cause your car to handle differently that you are used to, so make sure to take this into account before you commit to a certain size
These are just general factors. As the old saying goes, your mileage may vary. Work with your custom wheel provider to determine what the best custom wheel size is for your particular vehicle.
Longevity with your new wheels
Both smaller and larger wheel sizes carry their own distinct advantages, as well. Smaller wheels are known to provide better torque and can actually improve handling. Just be aware that smaller wheels can also wear out tires faster and might make the ride a little rougher than larger rims.
Larger wheels can help improve your overall performance, but only if they are between an inch to two inches larger than the factory wheels. Experienced car enthusiasts in the know will make sure to maintain the tire aspect ratio, which will end up extending the life of your tires.
Professional wheel installation matters
There are numerous things to consider other than custom wheel size when looking for new rims, which is why it is important to work with qualified professionals like the ones at Wheelkraft NW. They can help you sort out dozens of other options such as allow wheels, wheel width and different brands.
Research on the internet can only answer so many questions. Schedule an appointment with a Wheelkraft NW professional and start down the road to making your vehicle truly stand out.