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This is the diameter of the wheel, which is measured in inches from the tyre mounting surface on one edge to the opposite edge on the alloy wheel, for example 18”x8” with 18” being the wheel diameter.
This is the width of the alloy wheel which is the maximum width across the tyre mounting surface on the wheel, measured in inches for example; 18”x8” with 8” being the wheel width.
The number of holes the wheel has to bolt it to the vehicle hub. Racing nut applications are listed under 15x130 under PCD.
This is the Pitch Circle Diameter, which is the diameter of a line drawn through the centre of the bolt holes and is measure in millimetres (mm). Normally this is displayed in this format 5x112 with 112mm being the PCD and 5 being the number or holes. Racing nut applications are listed under 15x130
This is the value in kgs which the alloy wheel has been load rated to carry. The same wheel design can have different load ratings depending on the size and PCD of the wheel among other factors.
The offset is the distance between the wheel centre line and the mounting face of the wheel. Measured in millimetres (mm) and normally displayed as “ET45” on a wheel (ET45 being an example of an alloy wheel with a 45mm offset), the lower the number the further out the wheel will sit when bolted to the vehicle. Every vehicle has a permissible offset range which is dependent on a number of factors.
This is the approximate weight of the wheel in Kgs; please note every care is taken to ensure this value is accurate to +/-5% but errors can occur in our data.
This refers to the alloy wheel Bead Seat Contour, in short a slight raised hump on the alloy wheel tyre mounting face to help ensure a Runflat tyre, when driven with no air does not come off the wheel easily.
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We will contact you by phone or email to confirm that everything is ok with your order and inform you of the delivery date, before it is dispatched.
Depending on stock location, delivery can take up to 5 working days. Normal delivery is 2 - 4 working days UK & Ireland, 3 - 7 working days Rest of World. Wheel & tyre packages can take longer. We pull stock from many different warehouses and factories in the UK, Ireland, Europe, USA and Japan as such delivery times can vary as do stock levels for wheels and tyres. As always, we aim to deliver your order as quickly as possible !
Alloy Wheel Diameter
A quick and easy way to find out the size of your wheel is to check the radius (R) of your tyre e.g. 205/45R15 tyre would indicate you have R15 = 15 inch tyre on your car. As a result of your tyre size, the diameter of your alloy wheel will be 15" also.
Alloy Wheel Width
To find out the width of your alloy wheel, you will need to check on the alloy wheel itself.
On every alloy wheel the size will be stamped into the alloy wheel, this stamp can be on the outside but is usually stamped on the inside of the alloy wheel on the back of the spokes.
For example, the stamp may read 15 x 7, 7 x 15, 15x7JJ etc. The second value in 17x7 indicated the width of your alloy wheel, in this case the wheel is 7 inches wide (with a diameter of 17 inches).
Not Sure ?
If you are unsure about the size of your wheels our Alloy Wheel Experts™ will be able to tell you the size capabilities of your car. If you have any doubt, please contact us via email or telephone and we will be happy to go through your options.
Now That I Know My Alloy Wheel Size, How Big Can I Go ?
Every car is different, some cars have more space to fit larger alloy wheels than others. Most cars can take up to 17" alloy wheels without any problems and some cars can take up to 20" without any problems. Due to the amount of different cars and various options we would recommend that you use our Alloy Wheel Finder to look at your various options.
If you wish to know the full size range for alloy wheels and tyres which will fit your car without any modification please feel free to contact our Alloy Wheel Experts™ who will be happy to go over all your options.
How Much Can I Lower My Car By ?
Our Alloy Wheel Experts ™ are often asked how much can you lower your car by, if you choose various sizes of alloy wheels. The best recommendation is to choose your alloy wheel size first, and when you have them installed on your car you will be able to see how much space is left to lower your car by. This way you will be able to get the biggest possible size of alloy wheels on your car and have it lowered without any problems.
Can Performance Alloys Lower my Car ?
Yes, we offer a wide range of lowering kits from all the leading manufactures and would be happy to go over your options. Please feel free to give us a call for more information. More information on the range of lowering kits which we offer is listed in our Accessories Section.
If you are looking to purchase just tyres you can purchase them from us at www.performancealloys.com or at our mail order tyre website www.4newtyres.co.uk.