High Performance Wheels


Wide Rims

If you're opting for high-performance tires, you'll probably want to include some new wheels to enhance both appearance and performance. To assure the right fit, you'll need to make sure that you've got the proper replacement wheel size, dimension and load-carrying capacity.

Narrow Rims

Result in an improvement in ride quality, but may sacrifice some of the tire's ultimate performance capability.



Increase your vehicle's stability, steering response and cornering capability. A Yokohama quick tip—use a rim width which is 90% as wide as the tread width of a performance tire for street driving. This will provide a good balance between performance and ride quality.

Mid-Range Rim Widths

Provide a balance between handling capabilities and ride quality. The wheel's width influences handling and ride quality. Always choose a rim width within the range of the tire's acceptable rim width specification.

Never attempt to mix millimetric wheels and tires with standard inch rim wheels and tires. Always replace a tire on a rim with another tire of exactly the same rim diameter designation and suffix letters. For example: A 16" tire goes with a 16" rim. Never mount a 16" size diameter tire on a 16.5" rim. While it is possible to pass a 16" diameter tire over the lip of flange of a 16.5" size diameter rim, it can't be inflated enough to position itself against the rim flange. If an attempt is made to seat the tire bead by inflating, the tire bead will break with explosive force and could cause serious injury or death.

Wheel backspace and offset are two measurements which play an important role in determining proper fitment between the tire and wheel.