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Old 03-22-2009, 05:36 PM   #1
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Question Rim Size

I have the chance to pick up some nice alloy rims, my concern is are the 15" or 16" rims. They have no markings on them and I am not 100% sure as to where to measure them to get the true size. Any one have any help?
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A 15 in. rim will measure 16 1/4 in. dia. and a 16 in. whel will measure 17 1/4 in. dia.

Be careful the offset measurement is another consideration when selecting a rim. The 16 in. rims I am using have a 8mm offset. These is what determines the clearance from the tire to the vertical sidewall of the wheel well and the fender edge.

I can't tell you how to measure offset but any tire shop that sells rims will be able to.
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Thanks I will do that tomorrow when I go to look at it. They will be going on a Jeep Wrangler so there is pleanty of clearance.
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I think you also need to be concerned with the lug pattern. Make sure they will fit your pattern
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Wheel measurements are actually tire measurements, measured to the inside of the tire bead. In other words a 15" tire will measure 15" across the hole.

Measure your wheel inside where the bead seats, or measure as Howie E says.
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