So you think you’d like to put a large set of wheels on your ride and you want to know what you’re getting into. Sure they look good, but how practical are they? There are lots of opinions on the matter and lots of industry data as well. This article touches on the big differences between smaller factory wheels and larger aftermarket wheels.
There are two different approaches with larger wheels. The first is standard plus sizing. This is where the diameter of the wheel increases and the meat on the tire decreases. The overall diameter of the wheel tire combo stays the same as factory sizing. The second approach involves increasing or decreasing the overall diameter of the wheel tire combo. When you do this, it changes the physics of multiple components throughout the entire vehicle. At this point, you can expect more dramatic performance differences. We will cover those a little later.