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    Default The Ultimate Wheel/Tire Guide

    Tire Tech:
    Tire Bible - the bible on tire
    General Tire Information - how to read your tire size.
    Calculate Aspect Ratio - show how to calculate the aspect ratio.
    Calculating Tire Dimensions - information on how to calculate tire dimensions.
    Air Pressure - Maintenance Tips to Increase Tire Performance, Life and Durability.
    Wheel Lug Torquing - A guide to torque your wheels at recommended specification
    Tire Rotation - Rotating your tires periodically is an essential part of tire maintenance.


    Suspension:

    Suspension Bible - the bible on suspension
    Alignment and A Short Course on Wheel Alignment - every thing you need to know about alignment.
    How to Alignment - tells how to do you own alignment
    Alignment Terms - words used


    Wheel Weights/Width and
    Tech:
    Wheel Tech Guide - Everything you need to know before you buy new wheels.
    Wheel Width - A table showing what size tires fit on different size wheels. (Thanks speedminded)
    Wheel Weights - comprehensive wheel weights database on the internet to make it easy to find information that's tough to get from the manufacturers.
    Tire Decision Guide - determine the tire performance categories from which you should select your new tires.
    Bolt Patterns - list of bolt patterns and lug sizes. (Thanks speedminded)
    Hub Centric Rings - does your car vibration after you had it balance? the reason you need a hub rings. Hub Centric vs. Lug Centric
    Stock Wheel List - info on stock wheels


    Recommended Installers:
    Recommended Wheel and Tire Installers - enter your zip code on the right side and list recommended installers pop up.


    Miscellaneous links:

    Wheel Center Caps - find center caps for your wheels
    How to polish your rims - tells how to polish your wheels
    How to painting wheels - tells how to paint your wheels


    Wheel Repair:

    Wheel Wizard
    Metro Wheels


    Interactive Guide Below \/

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    Interactive Guide

    Wheel/Tire fitment guide - compare settings like wheel size, tire size and clearance.
    PS: Set the left side to stock size, and right side to play around with aftermarket options.
    Wheel Offset Calculator - calculate wheel offset
    Tire Size Calculator - see what happens to your speedometer reading when you change the size of your tires and wheels.
    Tire Size Calculator 2- compare different size tires
    Tire Size Calculator 3 - This service calculates various aspects of a tire given its size specification.
    Drop guide - shows how your car will look lower or lift.
    Tire Dimensions Made Simple - compare different size tires (Thanks Gorilla Eg!)

    fairly in-depth and very technical spread sheet which allows you to punch in wheel size, wheel weight, tire size, and tire weight and then spits out the moment of inertia of it. http://se30.dyndns.org:8080/SVX/rot_inertia_wheels.xls (thanks Mafdark)


    P.S. -Feel free to ask me any questions if you have trouble reading the output or figuring out how it can help you choose your next wheel/tire.


    If a link is dead let me know and I'll find another one.
    If you have any other good sites post it, and I will add it to this post.
    Last edited by Andy_013; 03-15-2011 at 10:46 PM.

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    nice man..good post. I found this site a while back but could never find it again.

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    for the wheel, we can use the offset calculator. Just search on google.

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    ****ing nice find, i'd rep you but it says i gotta spread my lovin to other folks first

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    new update

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    Good site

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    good post thank you LOL

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    If you have any other good sites post it, and I will add it to the first post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathbyturbo
    i vote for sticky
    hi, mods listen to this person!!!

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    Stick this forreals!

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    You should keep adding to this Andy:::

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    Quote Originally Posted by puregroove
    You should keep adding to this Andy:::
    updated

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    stickied.
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    What a pu$$y to steal all the links from my thread. You had two bull$hit photoshop "lower your car and add tint" links on here yesterday and nothing remotely technical other than the miata.net calculator...3 links!

    I didn't even see this thread when I made mine because your last reply was 02-24-2008 until you edited with all the links I spent time looking up yesterday, lol.

    Thanks for the wheel offset calculator though

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    don't hate, participate! j/k guys in the wheel business have been using these guides for 10+ years now. it's just not released to the public. at least these guides will prove my point right that a 17" & 15" wheel/tire combo for a civic/integra are literally the same height!

    good find!


    Quote Originally Posted by speedminded
    What a pu$$y to steal all the links from my thread. You had two bull$hit photoshop "lower your car and add tint" links on here yesterday and nothing remotely technical other than the miata.net calculator...3 links!

    I didn't even see this thread when I made mine because your last reply was 02-24-2008 until you edited with all the links I spent time looking up yesterday, lol.

    Thanks for the wheel offset calculator though

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    Quote Originally Posted by ****dragon
    don't hate, participate! j/k guys in the wheel business have been using these guides for 10+ years now. it's just not released to the public. at least these guides will prove my point right that a 17" & 15" wheel/tire combo for a civic/integra are literally the same height!

    good find!
    I fully understand that. I love it when people ask if a 17". 18", 20" whatever wheel will fit there car or better yet say their car scrubs because they put a 17" or 18" wheel on it.

    If you size the tire properly keeping the same outside diameter then NOTHING has changed!! Go up a wheel size then go with a lower series tire...it's common ****ing sense!

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedminded
    What a pu$$y to steal all the links from my thread. You had two bull$hit photoshop "lower your car and add tint" links on here yesterday and nothing remotely technical other than the miata.net calculator...3 links!
    I took two links from your thread, I have put your name next to them. The rest of links from tire rack, I had bookmark on my computer a long time. The Wheel Weights site I also had bookmark on my computer a long time before I know about IA .

    Quote Originally Posted by speedminded
    I didn't even see this thread when I made mine because your last reply was 02-24-2008 until you edited with all the links I spent time looking up yesterday, lol.
    I was bored as hell yesterday bacause it was raining, so started to looking on the interest for other good sites to make my thread better.

    Quote Originally Posted by speedminded
    Thanks for the wheel offset calculator though
    Your welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99ExDriver
    I took two links from your thread, I have put your name next to them. The rest of links from tire rack, I had bookmark on my computer a long time. The Wheel Weights site I also had bookmark on my computer a long time before I know about IA .


    I was bored as hell yesterday bacause it was raining, so started to looking on the interest for other good sites to make my thread better.


    Your welcome
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    new update

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    fixed a few links

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    GREAT INFO!!!!!!

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    good info.

    any chance of adding the OEM sizes of most used wheels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tran
    good info.

    any chance of adding the OEM sizes of most used wheels?
    like honda wheels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99_EJ8
    like honda wheels?
    honda/acura/nissan/yota/etc


    the MOST USED wheel and the sizes. and since about 85% of the people use honda, it would cut down a lot of questions of what tires sizes to get for wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tran
    honda/acura/nissan/yota/etc


    the MOST USED wheel and the sizes. and since about 85% of the people use honda, it would cut down a lot of questions of what tires sizes to get for wheels.
    updated a little, I added Stock Wheel List. When I have more time, I will try to find a link or a post about wheel and the sizes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99_EJ8
    updated a little, I added Stock Wheel List. When I have more time, I will try to find a link or a post about wheel and the sizes.
    word, i think it might cut down the questions of "what tire size for (whatever) wheels?" and other similar ones.

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    http://www.tyrestretch.com/index.php


    An image library for stretched tires, just find the section with your sized wheels and see what different aspect ratios and section width will look like.

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    good information here. Your missing one thing that I think is important (Especially now that I've moved into what is apparently Donk country); The effects of rotational inertia on your vehicle. There is a direct relationship between wheel size, tire size, and even rotor size on your vehicle's effective torque and by assessing, evaluating, and properly selecting a wheel/tire package does much more than simply increasing your acceleration, but also braking and cornering due to less unsprung weight.

    I have a fairly in-depth and very technical spread sheet which allows you to punch in wheel size, wheel weight, tire size, and tire weight and then spits out the moment of inertia of it. I'll have to dig it up and upload it for people on here to use.

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    Finally found it but can't attach it. Someone let me know if this link works: http://se30.dyndns.org:8080/SVX/rot_inertia_wheels.xls

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    Works, awesome spreadsheet.

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    wow good find! that spreadsheet rocks!

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