Custom Wheel Fitments

Do you have a classic vehicle but don't see any aftermarket wheel fitments for it on our website? Looking for aftermarket rims that you know we carry, but they aren't listed for your vehicle? We get calls all the time from people who are trying to fit a wheel to their vehicle for which we don't have fitment data. However, you're not out of luck! You always...  Read More

What is Rim Offset and Backspacing? How Do They Affect Fitment?

Have you been told your Honda needs a high offset wheel or that your new Jeep wheels must have the right backspacing? Many drivers are familiar with rim diameter, bolt pattern and centerbore, but not offset and backspacing. Offset is the distance between the mounting pad and rim's midpoint. The diagram to the right shows a wheel with a positive offset. Every...  Read More

Raise Ride Height and Go Big with Traxda Lift and Level Kits

"How big of a tire can I install on my truck?" This question is one I receive on almost a daily basis. While each truck is different and some can occasionally accept taller tires with the factory suspension in place, the easiest way to insure proper fitment of a taller or wider tire is to increase the amount of travel between the top of the tire and fender...  Read More

Introducing the New O.Z. Racing Leggera HLT

Spring will be underway shortly and that means many new wheel styles will be available. While there are many fresh designs that have caught my eye, none has impressed me more than the new Leggera HLT from O.Z. Racing. The Leggera HLT, with its split 5-spoke design, is clean, well made and has an excellent bright race grey finish. It's also light, something...  Read More

Which Wheels are Best for Winter Use?

Many drivers seek plain black steel wheels (also called steel rims) for winter use due to their low cost and durability. In many cases, steel wheels aren't available for a vehicle due to brake caliper clearance or another reason, and therefore an aluminum alloy wheel must be used instead. For a comparison between the two options, read "Steel Rims vs. Alloy...  Read More

What is Rim Offset?

Many drivers call or email us to ask about offset. They want to know what it means and how it affects the wheel options we list on our site. Rim or wheel offset is the distance from the centerline of the wheel to its mounting surface. Offset is measured in millimeters and can be a positive, negative or zero designation.   Zero offset indicates the mounting...  Read More

What Size Rims or Wheels Fit My Car?

Upgrading the wheels on a car is one of the most popular modifications drivers like to make. It allows you to add a personal touch, while also helping it stand out in a crowd. What wheels will fit on your car? Simple. Just use our shop by vehicle feature and we'll show options that are guaranteed to fit your vehicle. In some situations, our site will also let...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus R-S3

I use these tires for 5 to 7 track days a year, have two seasons of track days on them, and drive them 5 to 6 months out of the year as my daily tires in the summer in Seattle.These tires are great on the track! Predictable, consistent, and very little fall off after a 25 minute session. I run double sessions with students as I also teach for the local Audi...  Read More

Flat Black Platinum Monarch

One trend that we've definitely seen is the increased popularity of black and grey wheels. If you like black multi-spoke rims you may want to consider the black painted Platinum Monarch, which is available in 5-lug and 17"-20" sizing.   You can check availability for your specific vehicle by entering your year, make, model and trim level in our Upgrade...  Read More

Wheel Spotlight: KMC XD Series Rockstar

The Rockstar has been one of the most popular wheels in the KMC XD Series lineup. Its classic five-spoke design combines with a deeply concave face and unique 'floating' center cap for a look that is both distinctive and aggressive. Having seen these wheels on trucks in our parking lot, I can definitely say they stand out. Available to fit a wide variety of...  Read More

Wheel Clearance Event: Bright PVD Bremmer Kraft BR05

Have you been checking out our Wheel Clearance Event? One unique finish that may have caught your eye is the bright PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) finish on the Bremmer Kraft BR05. Physical Vapor Deposition is when the manufacturer electrostatically applies an ionized vapor to the alloy surface in a closed chamber. The process creates a finish that's bright...  Read More

Wheel Clearance Event: 18" ATX Series Storm for Dodge Ram 1500

Would you like to to improve the appearance of your new Dodge Ram? Well, take a look at the ATX Series Storm that is currently on closeout. As part of our Wheel Clearance Event, this wheel is now available for only $119! Add the overall performance and versatility of the 275/65-18 Firestone Destination A/T and you've got a Tire & Wheel Package for only...  Read More

Studless Ice and Snow Tires for Your E90 xDrive 3 Series

Like all 3 Series E90 BMWs, xDrives come with run-flat tires and no spare. It's difficult to engineer a winter tire with good ice grip and the ability to handle the duress of running 50 miles with 0 lbs. of air pressure. Therefore, there are no compatible run-flat winter tires for the xDrive with the ice grip of a Studless Ice and Snow winter / snow tire.Win...  Read More

Wheels & Tires for the 2011-2012 VW Jetta

Despite what some automotive experts say, I really like the new Volkswagen Jetta. And, if the original Jetta tires and wheels are not to your liking, some aftermarket car rims and tires could really increase the vehicle's style. As you try to envision how a given wheel will fit on your car, keep in mind that the offset spec effects the overall look. How...  Read More

Winter / Snow Tires for Your 2012 Ford Focus

In launching the new Focus, Ford made huge improvements across the board and gave North American drivers the enjoyment Focus drivers have been enjoying in Europe. Despite many improvements, the Focus still isn't intrinsically good in the snow. The low curb weight that makes the Focus great at the fuel pump, hurts the vehicle's snow performance.Overall...  Read More

Wheels for Dually Pickups

Tire Rack has recently partnered with wheel brands Ultra and KMC XD Series to offer custom wheel styles for dually trucks. Below is a sample of the wheels currently available, with the Ultra Goliath Dually and KMC XD Series Rockstar Dually also available in a chrome finish: Ultra Goliath Dually Ultra Type 2 Dually KMC XD Series Rockstar Dually These wheels...  Read More

What is Wheel Offset and Backspace?

Wheel offset and backspace measure the same thing but in a little different way. They tell you where in the wheel well a particular wheel will sit.Offset is a measurement in millimeters from the backside of the mounting plate to the center line of the wheel. A positive number puts the mounting plate further away from the backside of the rim. A negative...  Read More

Looking for Black 4X4 Wheels

Searching for black wheels for your off-road vehicle? Tire Rack has many options from ATX designed to fit your Jeep, SUV or pickup truck. Some ATX black rims come with aggressive offset to accommodate bigger tires and may need a lift kit for proper fitment.ATX Wheels feature a Teflon coating, which is more durable and creates a long lasting, all-terrain...  Read More

Lightweight Rims for your Mazda Miata

Looking to increase the performance of your 1989-2005 Mazda Miata? The TRMotorsports C1M wheel has been a favorite of autocross and track day enthusiasts. This wheel comes in a 4x100 bolt pattern, 30 mm offset and 15x7 in a Miata-specific center bore. They only weigh 13.2lbs – which is important because keeping the unsprung weight down improves ride as well...  Read More

New Truck and SUVRims Available at Tire Rack

One of the largest classes of new Rims has arrived at Tire Rack allowing us to offer over 40 brands and over 500 models of rims -- all searchable by vehicle. Yes, that's right. Tire Rack has taken the guesswork out of the fitment equation. We know the rim offset and fitment for each truck or SUV. We also offer the tires for you as well. Select a Rim and tire...  Read More