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Wheel Width Measurement

Tires and Rims

  1. money pit

    money pit Well-Known Member

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    I have 14 inch Rallye wheels. What is the best way to measure the width of the rim without removing the tire? I need to order beauty rings but I need to know if the rim is 6 or 7 inches wide. Thanks
     
  2. moparlee

    moparlee Well-Known Member

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    Check the part number by the valve stem.
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    moparleo Well-Known Member

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    Typical factory installed 14" Rallyes were 5.5" or 6" wide.
    With the wheel off of the car you can feed a tape measure through one of the oval shaped holes in the center of the wheel and measure the rim width easily. But 7" were not available as standard.

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  4. money pit

    money pit Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I'll take a look at it tomorrow.
     
  5. DaveBob

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    The outer lip adds .5" to each side, so a 6" wide wheel is 7" when measured from outer lip to outer lip. So, measure the outside dimension and subtract one inch.
     
  6. money pit

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    Thanks, that,s good to know.
     
  7. moparleo

    moparleo Well-Known Member

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    Easier when the tire is off. You said the tire is still mounted, correct ? Did you measure and find out what you needed?
     
  8. money pit

    money pit Well-Known Member

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    Yes. It looks like it's 6in wide. Thanks