Tips for Choosing Ultra-Wheels

Tips for Choosing Ultra-Wheels

Changing the generic look of your wheel to achieve a stylish aftermath wheels is a great idea. However, it can remain a daunting task if you do not know what you are looking for. There are different things you need to know prior to purchasing Ultra aftermarket wheels for your vehicle.
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Ultra Wheel has been designing and manufacturing some of the best wheels on the market for over 26 years. So, if you are looking for the most durable and off-road wheels, Ultra remains the best choice for you. However, there are some tips that you need to know prior to purchasing ultra-wheels or any other wheel for your truck or SUV.

Making Decision on the Wheel Size

The key idea of upgrading your aftermarket wheel is getting bigger wheels. Still, there are various things to consider when choosing the size of your wheel. Even though Ultra Wheels can look great, they can negatively influence the quality of your ride.

This is essential if you use your vehicle for off-road driving or other challenging driving conditions. Ultimately when you are selecting the right wheels, you need to consider the maximum tire size you need to fit on them. This might limit all your wheel options; however, it can assist you on the best Ultra wheel size. Therefore, there is no need of purchasing a stylish wheel, simply because of the size.
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Measuring the Bolt Pattern

In order to find the right bolt pattern, it is important for you to determine two key numbers. The first is the number of bolts on the Ultra-wheels and the second element is how the bolts are paced from one another. For instance, a bolt number of 6 x 5.5 reflects that the GB wheel has six bolt holes, which about 5.5 inches apart.

Center Bore

Another essential thing you have to take note of is the size of your GB wheel’s center bore. For you to obtain the size of the center bore, you should measure the diameter of the hole, which centers over the wheel’s mounting hub. Your Ultra wheel is lug-centric if the center bore fails to match the size of the mounting hub.
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Measuring Backspacing

Getting to know the backspacing size of your vehicle is an important part of finding the right Ultra wheel. The backspacing of your wheel is measured from the mounting surface of your wheel to the wheel’s back edge. Therefore, the size is likely to vary based on the offset of the wheel.

If the Ultra wheel has a zero offset, then the hub-mounting surface remains even with the center-line of the wheel. The backspacing is usually measured in inches, for example 5 inches. Therefore, if you buy Ultra-wheels with wrong backspacing size, they are high chances that they might to fit your vehicle properly.

By: Jon Aragon
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