Wheels And Tires: A Perfect Marriage
When it comes to DIY upgrades for your vehicle, a lot of people jump right into the most obvious waters: A brand new set of custom wheels.
Wheels are one of the most popular aftermarket upgrades for a very good reason. There are countless varieties of sizes, styles, materials, colors, and even designs to select from. And even more options when you look at customizing the tires you match with your wheels.
Truly, when it comes to getting the most out of your customized vehicle, wheels and tires are the perfect marriage. While there are countless varieties of wheels and tires to choose from, it is actually vital that you make sure that the tires and wheels you select are suited for each other, otherwise you could end up in disappointment or – at worst – a dangerous situation.
Making sure you have the right wheels and tires for your ride comes down to a few factors:
What kind of suspension does your vehicle have?
How does it perform in the rain and snow?
And what is the control position of the wheels?
When looking to add some flair by customizing your wheels, it is important to make sure your tires and wheels are a match for all of these factors, as well as each other. If you end up with a wheel that is too large you could end up having your tires rub up against the body of your car, which is an expensive and potentially dangerous mistake.
The easy way to make sure that your customized tires and wheels are the perfect marriage is to start off by selecting your tires. And, while it may not be as fun as shopping the countless customizable online stores, visit a local shop to make sure you are selecting the right sized wheels and tires not only for your ride but for what you want to get out of your vehicle: Performance, handling, etc.
This post was written by Justin K, owner of Wheel Identity. Wheel Identity is Tampa Bay’s premier custom shop. We carry wheel and tire packages for every vehicle, custom suspension in Tampa, and all accessories for the interior or exterior of your vehicle. We only hire highly trained technicians using state of the art equipment with experience in all areas of tire, wheel, suspension, and 4×4 needs.