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Old Nov 17, 2003, 12:06 PM   #1
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Default How to measure wheel trim sizes?

Hi, i'm going to get new wheel trims in the next hour, so i need some advice quick! I dont have the car with me, but I do have its old wheel trim, i'm getting a new one which looks like this:




But i need to measure the size of my wheels, with no car this is a slight problem!

But i do have the old wheel trim!, so i measured the diameter of the trim and i get about 15.4", but if i measure the diameter of the round springy ring at the back of the trim i get 13.5", so which size is it?

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Old Nov 17, 2003, 12:21 PM   #2
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go to tirerack.com and select the make and model of your car. They'll give you the right size wheels/tires for your car.
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Old Nov 17, 2003, 12:35 PM   #3
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hey, thanks for the link, but they only do american style cars, not UK models, (the car is a 1998 Toyota Corolla)
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apparently the tires are 7" wide or 185 cm. and 15" in diameter, but you can go up to 17" (as long as you change the type of tire as well).
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Old Nov 17, 2003, 05:04 PM   #5
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Are you looking for hubcaps?
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No matter what kind of car you have you really shouldnt get anything over 17" unless you want the tire to rub your fender when you turn.
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The hubcap sizes are sized by the tire and wheel diameter.. Inside of the tire, and outside of the wheel..

Such as a tire would say 195/60/r15..

195mm's wide its 60 percent as tall as it is wide, and fits on a 15 inch wheel.. The R denotes a radial tire.. Therefor, the vehicle has 15 inch wheels, and requires a hubcap for a 15's

185/70/r14 185mms wide, and its 70 percent as tall as it is wide, and fits a 14 inch wheel.. etc..

Otherwise.. Im not sure exactly how to find out what size tires and wheels come on vehicles these days.. Even factory cars had different sizes.. Tough call.. Otherwise.. Good luck.
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The whole tire size/width thing is irrelevant with the hubcaps.
That thing sticks onto the steel rim/wheel that the tire hooks onto.

Look on your tires. It should say whatever the size is like 205/75R/15

15 means 15inch wheels.
U look for 15inch hubcaps and thats what u use.

At least thats what i always believed.
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No matter what kind of car you have you really shouldnt get anything over 17" unless you want the tire to rub your fender when you turn.
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Nah, You can easily fit 19's on a Supra or whatever, though I think 17/18 is probably the best size for them.
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Nissan 350Z's have an 18" option too, as does the Lexus SC430.
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The hubcap sizes are sized by the tire and wheel diameter.. Inside of the tire, and outside of the wheel..

Such as a tire would say 195/60/r15..

195mm's wide its 60 percent as tall as it is wide, and fits on a 15 inch wheel.. The R denotes a radial tire.. Therefor, the vehicle has 15 inch wheels, and requires a hubcap for a 15's

185/70/r14 185mms wide, and its 70 percent as tall as it is wide, and fits a 14 inch wheel.. etc..

Otherwise.. Im not sure exactly how to find out what size tires and wheels come on vehicles these days.. Even factory cars had different sizes.. Tough call.. Otherwise.. Good luck.
Actually a 195/60/r15 would be 195mm wide, 60mm height and 15" wheels. The r is the speed rating of the tyres.

I found this out when getting new tyres for my car 215/40/VR17, VR = 150 Mph.


For getting hubcaps, ask the dealer, they will have a book to say what will fit which car, as long as you still have factory standard wheels on the car
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