Wheel offset refers to how the wheels mount in your wheel wells, and as a result, how much space you have on either side of the wheel. It’s very important to get this right, because a wheel with the wrong offset can rub and cause problems with your suspension, brakes, and even body parts, like fenders.
Do bolt patterns have to be exact?
Bolt Pattern or Bolt Circle The bolt pattern is specific to a vehicle and can’t be changed. It has to be the exact same pattern on the wheel. However, some wheels are universal and can be installed on various bolt patterns and vehicles.
Where can I find the bolt pattern on my rims?
Is a 2004 Acura TL a sports car?
The TL is a beautifully crafted and attractive sports sedan with loads of smart features, and its front-drive layout does have advantages, such as better traction on slippery and snow-covered roads.
What does the Z mean on tires?
“Z” means that the tire has been tested over 149 mph, but doesn’t indicate how far over. The “Y” rating basically puts the cap at 186 mph. Except here, the designation is in parentheses, indicating that the tire has been tested above 186 mph.
How much will my odometer be off with bigger tires?
Bigger tires affect the odometer as larger tires naturally travel greater distances with every revolution made by the tire. However, that is only when you recalibrate the odometer to account for a tire size change. If you don’t recalibrate the odometer, bigger tires won’t affect it.
Are LT tires a rough ride?
LT-metric tires are used for rougher driving conditions. You’ll find these tires on SUVs, pickups, and vans that tend to haul a heavier load and travel in more off-road conditions. P-metric tires offer a quieter, smoother, and more comfortable ride.
What does P on a tire mean?
P identifies your tire as a Passenger Tire. The P stands for PMetric. If your tire size starts with LT rather than a P than it identifies the tire as a Light Truck tire. 225 identifies the tire section width, which is the measurement of the tire from sidewall to sidewall in millimeters.
Do I really need LT tires?
Because of their stiffer sidewall, LT tires don’t absorb bumps very well, causing more vibrations and road noise, particularly in lighter trucks and SUVs. That’s why we typically only recommend using LT tires on larger trucks, SUVs and vans, or for use in off-road conditions.
Are snow tires good in mud?
Mud and snow tires also called all season tires, have the letter M + S on the side. They are perfect for temperate winter conditions, with only occasional snow and ice. They work fairly well in mud, providing enough traction to get through it.