This Article is About
simple steps
rim size
correct measurements
metal alloy
wear and tear
Simple Steps To Help You Calculate The Size Of Your Metal Rims!
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Knowing the size of your rims is very important because it saves you a lot of problems during the fixing of new tires. Many people encounter problems while buying rims. They either buy rims that are too large or too small than the tires. This in return causes a lot of technical issues. It affects the functionality of the car and can even lead to early wear and tear of tires. This is why it becomes vital to know the size of your vehicle rims before setting out to purchase them.

It is very easy to determine the metal alloy rim size. But you have to follow some simple steps that will ensure that you take the correct measurements while buy wheels.

There are three main primary sizes of rims and you need to have knowledge on which fit your car and tires best. You need to determine the diameter, the width and the number of bolts on the wheel.

Check The Readings

The first most important thing is to check the measurement readings given on the rim by the company in which it was manufactured. The numbers are either stamped at the back of the rim or on the face of the wheel. The numbers are categorized into three. The first part gives the diameter, followed by the width and the last part which is normally in decimal point form, gives the pattern and size of the bolts. Sometimes it gets hard to get the readings from the wheel especially if it has been painted. This means that the numbers are hidden and cannot be visible.

If the readings are invisible, follow the following steps to calculate the size of the metal alloy rim.

Get the measurements

• Using the tape measure, get the diameter of the rim by measuring the distance from the back of the rim’s edge to the edge of the rim on the other side. Take the readings and note them down. This is the diameter.

• The width is determined by taking measurements at the widest point of the rim. Take the tape measure again and determine the distance of the rim from the inner edge of one side of the rim where the tire rests straight across to the other inner edge. The thickness of the metal rim lips is not included. With this measurement, you have the width of the rim.

• Next, determine the pattern and the size of the bolts. This will be useful in helping you to know the position and the number of mounting holes during the attachment of the wheel to the hub. To determine the bolt pattern of the rim, get the number of studs on the rim. When you take the number of the studs and find that they are in even numbers of either, 4, 6 or 8, using the tape measure, take the center distance between two studs that are directly opposite each other. This is the bolt pattern diameter.

If the number of the studs is odd, like 5 or 7, take the distance between two studs that are across the hub from each other and multiply the result by 1.05 if the number of studs is 5 and 1.03 if the number of studs is 7. This gives you the bolt pattern and size.

Note all these measurements down in the order of the diameter, the width and finally the bolt pattern and size. Then carry the paper in your search for new rims. With these you are assured of buying the right rims to fit your car and tires.

See! It’s as simple as that, but saves you from future problems. All the best in measuring the size of your metal alloy rims!

Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
How to Deal With Conflict In A Relationship Simple Steps To Follow
How to deal with conflict in a relationship is an unavoidable challenge that any couples have to face sooner or later. Every couple is looking for a peaceful relationship with minimal conflict and a lot of romantic moments, I assume that we all agree on this point. Most if not…
By: carthage in  Relationships  >  Conflict   Dec 08, 2011  
  Likes: 3

3 Simple Steps to Get Your Ex Back: Will My Ex Come Back?
Getting back with your ex can be a challenge. The emotional damage from a difficult breakup can leave you feeling scared or confused. You can fix relationship... Follow these 3 steps and have your ex begging for you to come back. *Note: Before we get started, let's look at some…
By: J.M. Shoar in  Relationships  >  Dating   Jan 10, 2012  
  Likes: 1

Simple Steps to An Open Mind
Do you have an open mind? You do? Great then read on. First what is an open mind? Well, to me it is accepting new ideas. It is acknowledging new ideas and applying it. Of course it can portray a variety of meanings to other people, but to me it’s…
By: Ron Mendoza in  Self Improvement  >  Mind Development   Mar 09, 2012  
  Likes: 2

Three Simple Steps to Get Your Ex Boyfriend Back
Did you just have your recent break-up with your boyfriend? Let me guess, you'll just stay at home, watch TV, eat ice cream, junk food, any comfort food, listen to sad love songs to wallow your sorrows, ask advice, talk to your girlfriends or you'll just curl up on your…
By: Sevgi2 in  Relationships  >  Reconnecting   Sep 16, 2012  
  Likes: 1

How Do You Get A Guy to Marry You? - 6 Simple Steps!
The question “How do you get a guy to marry you?” should be pretty simple to answer. That is, if you are with the right guy! Still, even if you have found the right person to marry, they may have problems with commitment. This is, of course, a very natural…
By: Connie Lewis in  Relationships   May 17, 2012  
  Likes: 4

Be A Better Putter In These Three Simple Steps
Putting in Golf Putting can be one of the most frustrating parts of golf. It seems like it is the simplest part of the game, but yet, it tends to beat even the best of the players. This has left hundreds of thousands of golfers looking for ways they can…
By: Caleb R. in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Mar 11, 2013  
  Likes: 0

Get Your Ex Back In 4 Simple Steps
It's the understatement of the century to say that relationships are a lot of hard work, and sometimes things simply don't go according to plan. Since there is more than one person involved, this inevitably means that conflict is going to arise. How that conflict is resolved ultimately contributes to…
By: Isabella Rose in  Relationships  >  Reconnecting   Nov 10, 2012  
  Likes: 2

How to Lose Weight In 5 Simple Steps
Losing weight can seemingly be a tricky process. Quite often you can waste your time starving yourself and training like a madman all for not much of a result where it counts. But effective weight loss shouldn’t be like that. In fact, if you know what to do and how…
By: Nick11 in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Jun 30, 2013  
  Likes: 0

Get Him To Beg You To Take Him Back With These 10 Simple Steps
Relationships usually end because of misunderstandings. You are on top of the world with him one day, and the next he is slamming the door and walking out of your life. Get him to beg you to take him back by utilizing these 10 proven relationship tips. 1. Write down…
By: Garry2 in  Relationships   Dec 19, 2011  
  Likes: 3

Can You Really Make Money Online? Two Simple Steps
Can you really make money online is more than a legitimate question. With all the scammers that are lurking around on the Internet, this is a question and topic that requires some research to find the right answer. My answer is that yes, of course it is possible to make…
  Likes: 0

Getting Back Together After A Break Up Is Possible
If you are going through a difficult break up then you are probably wondering if there are any chances of getting your ex back. This is a time when emotions are running high, you feel sad, depressed and like you have lost the most important thing in your life. Getting…
By: Lucas Heart in  Relationships  >  Conflict   May 05, 2011  
  Likes: 6

Simple Steps to Watch Hulu Ouside the USA
To watch Hulu outside The USA you need to get a vpn. What's a vpn? The details of how they actually work is a bit boring and complicated. You won't find it here. However, they can help you out if you're trying to find a way to watch Hulu outside…
By: Rodders Gillam in  Computers and Technology  >  Software   Apr 05, 2011  
  Likes: 0

How To Organize The Closet In 4 Simple Steps
We’ve all have a least one closet in the house that frightens us every time we open it. Boxes and objects are piled on every shelf and we don’t even know what’s in them. Even if we do know what’s in them, we don’t care. If we do care, getting…
By: Julie Felton in  Home Improvement  >  Cleaning Tips and Tools   Mar 25, 2011  
  Likes: 1

Simple Steps To Get Your Girl Back
It's a safe assumption that if you are reading this your relationship has ended in a breakup. At the moment you probably feel awful. A sense of loss, anger, guilt and confussion have massed together to make life miserable. But, despite all these bad feelings, deep inside you continually think…
By: Garry2 in  Relationships  >  Reconnecting   Jan 09, 2012  
  Likes: 1

How to Raise A Chicken As An Pet - 3 Simple Steps
Wondering how to raise a chicken as a pet? Believe me your not alone, many people want to know if chickens make a good pet. So first off, I'm assuming you want the chicken in your backyard. Having a chicken loose in your house would be quite entertaining story to…
By: Kenny1 in  Pets  >  Farm Ranch   Apr 19, 2011  
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 1251    Report this Article