What Do the Numbers on Tires Mean?

What Do the Numbers on Tires Mean?

January 17, 2019

If you take a look at your tire’s sidewall, you’ll likely come across a slew of numbers (and perhaps a few letters) that are seemingly out of order and don’t seem to fit. On first glance, you might think that this is nothing more than an embedded barcode or some sort of identifier to help with the specific tire manufacturer’s quality control. While we don’t put it past you for thinking this, each number (and letter) that appears on the sidewall is an indicator of some piece of key information. On that note, we thought it fitting to debunk this number and tell you exactly what it means.

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What are Alloy Wheels and what advantages do they have?

What are Alloy Wheels and what advantages do they have?

May 03, 2018

There are various different types of wheels that vehicles can be outfitted with, with the two most popular being steel and alloy. This post will take a closer look at alloy wheels, and just what the “alloy” aspect of it means. Just think of this post as Alloy Wheels: 101.

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Wheel Hubs 101: What You Need to Know About This Important Component

Wheel Hubs 101: What You Need to Know About This Important Component

April 04, 2018

When you think of a vehicle's most important components, what comes to mind?

The engine? The transmission? What about the wheels?

Yes, it's hard to imagine a car without wheels. Even though the engine and transmission are critical components to any vehicle's drivetrain, without wheels, a vehicle wouldn't be able to roll from place to place. But in order to have functional, rolling wheels, there first needs to be a viable wheel hub assembly. Without a viable wheel hub assembly, or WHA, the vehicle's wheels won't perform properly, thereby limiting the potential of the vehicle itself.

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Staggered Wheels and Rims Explained

Staggered Wheels and Rims Explained

March 21, 2018

If you drive – or have ever seen – a vehicle that has rear wheels that are different sizes than those on in the front, then that would be described as a staggered fitment or staggered application. Such a wheel configuration is common for rear-drive vehicles, like the Ford Mustang or similar hi-performance vehicles. In such cases, typically the difference in the front and rear wheels involves width, and the wider wheels are usually found on the rear. 

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Alloy Wheels vs. Steel Wheels: Weighing the Pros and Cons of Each

Alloy Wheels vs. Steel Wheels: Weighing the Pros and Cons of Each

February 07, 2018

First and foremost, the main purpose of the wheels on any vehicle is function. However, for many, there’s also a style aspect to them as well. When it comes to wheels, alloy and steel are the two most popular materials on the market today. 

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Wheel Offset vs. Backspacing

Wheel Offset vs. Backspacing

January 23, 2018

Wheels aren’t going to do your vehicle any good if they’re not the proper size. Yes, while many drivers are apt to focus on the style, design, finish and performance aspects of the wheels that they’re interested in, there are two huge factors that often get overlooked:

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WELCOME TO THE ALL NEW HD WHEELS WEBSITE!

WELCOME TO THE ALL NEW HD WHEELS WEBSITE!

October 18, 2016

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