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Where to get tiny tyres (~12 inch)

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Asked by: David Angrum

What size tire fits a 12 inch width rim?

Equivalency table

Rim width Minimum tire width Ideal tire width
11,0 Inches 275 mm 285 or 295 mm
11,5 Inches 285 mm 295 or 305 mm
12,0 Inches 295 mm 305 or 315 mm
12,5 Inches 305 mm 315 or 325 mm

Can you put smaller Tyres on rims?

As a general rule of thumb, it’s safe to fit a tire up to 20 millimeters wider than stock on the original rim. The actual width of the tire will vary depending on the width of the rim: The tire will expand 5 millimeters for every half inch (12.5 millimeters) increase in rim width.

Can I fit smaller Tyres to my car?

It depends. Wheels and tires are not interchangeable words. Tires are a part of the wheel setup. For instance, your vehicle has a set size of rims, but you can buy different sizes of tires to fit those rims, as long as the middle of the tires is the correct size.

What size TYRE can I fit on my rim?

Equivalency table

Rim width Minimum tyre width Ideal tyre width
5,5 Inches 165 mm 175 or 185 mm
6,0 Inches 175 mm 185 or 195 mm
6,5 Inches 185 mm mm
7,0 Inches 195 mm 205 or 215 mm

Can you put a 12.5 tire on a 12 wide rim?

You will be perfectly fine running a 12.50 on that wheel.

How do I measure my rims without a tire?

Quote from video: Use the following method if you have a four six or eight lug wheel measure from the middle of two holes.

How can I make my tires smaller?

Making the change to smaller tires may require a lowering kit or springs, arms, brackets, stabilizing bars, and shocks. With all of these modifications, you may be looking at interference with your car’s sensors and computers — plus, a hefty price tag.

How do you make tires smaller?

Quote from video: So what you have left is a tire that is way too big. So basically I just cut it on the wheel. And then I mark it off where I need to cut the other half.

Do smaller wheels go faster?

Yes, smaller wheels accelerate faster, but it doesn’t matter. It all has to do with the rotational moment of inertia. The moment of inertia of an object is simply how easy it is to move the object. The heavier something is, the harder it is to move.

Are smaller tyres better?

While larger-diameter wheels and tires should improve handling and high-speed performance, lower-profile tires also tend to have a firmer ride and may be noisier than the smaller, standard rubber. Some potential performance benefits may be offset by the additional weight of the larger tires and wheels.

Can I go down a tire size?

It’s possible to change the size of your tires without actually changing the diameter. One example is if you want larger rims – you can buy tires that compensate for the larger rims by reducing the “height” of the outer tire.

Do smaller tires affect speedometer?

Downsizing, or installing a shorter tire, will cause the speedometer to read a faster speed than you are actually driving. This is because the smaller tire will have a smaller circumference, causing the tire to travel less distance per rotation than the original equipment tire.

How do wide tires prevent rock chips?

Quote from video: Or a fixed running board in general that there's a higher likelihood that you're going to reduce the chances of rock chips on your doors.

Can you fit 12.5 tires on 9 rims?

You can fit a 12.5 or 13″ wide tire on a 9.5″ wheel without any problems.

How wide is a 235 tire?

235/75R15 tire has a width of 9.3 inches or 235 mm that reflects the measurement of tire’s width from its inner sidewall to its outer sidewall at the widest point (excluding decorations, protective ribs or raised letters). Tire width is also called tread width, section width or cross section width.

How wide is a 275 tire?

275/70R17 tires have a diameter of 32.2″, a section width of 10.8″, and a wheel diameter of 17″. The circumference is 101.0″ and they have 627 revolutions per mile. Generally they are approved to be mounted on 7-8.5″ wide wheels.

How wide is a 245 tire in inches?

16-inch Wheel Conversion Chart

Metric Standard
235/85/16 31.7″x 9.3″
245/70/16 29.5″x 9.6″
245/75/16 30.5″x 9.6″
255/70/16 30.0″x 10.0″

How wide is a 225 tire in inches?

8.86 inches

Tire Sizes Explained

The section width can be converted to inches by dividing the width in millimeters by 25.4 like so: (225 millimeters) / (25.4 mm/in) = 8.86 inches.

What does 12.5 mean on a tire?

In example “A” this reads 12.50, meaning the tire width is 12 and 1/2 inches. The final number simply is the wheel size or “diameter”of the wheel that the tire will fit on.

What does LT mean on a tire?

Light Truck Tires

Light Truck Tires

That means you can wrangle heavy loads and tow without a worry. Because LT tires come with higher load carrying capacities and a more robust construction, they’re far more rugged and durable than your average passenger tire, making them perfect for extra weight and tough road conditions.