Question about 1992 Chevrolet Camaro
I have a problem, i went to get new tires for my 92 camaro and after looking at them- i notice that there is about a 5" gap from my rear wheel well to the top of the tire and hardly any gap in the fronts. once when i took it to be balanced, the tire ppl rotated criss cross and my car sat like a teeter totter. i was told that the rear tires where larger than the front. now the ppl who replcd them now say i am wrong and that it is the "rim offset"?
Look onm the sidewall of your tires...there are numbers on there tha indicate size...example (not your car) 225 70 r15 ......225 is the size,(how tall) 70 is the aspect ratio (but not terribly important here) and r means radial, 15 is the size of the hole in the center where the wheel goes.
Ifg all tires have the same number then they are the same size. Usually there is a sticker inside the door (the part where the latch is) that lists the proper size.
Rim offset is how far in from the face of the wheel (where the tire meets the wheel) the mounting flange is. Most wheels have the flange half way between inside and outside edge. That is "0" offset. If the flange is nearer to the outside that is negative, more towards the inside, positive. Either way offset has nothing to do with height. You can customize cornering by using more positive offset at the rear but you can't put those wheels in the front. I just listed enough stuff for you to get an idea whats going on, If you have the facts right, then the shop is not telling you the truth.
A side note to this is if you have abs brakes, you need to have all four tires the same size or the computer will read slippage where there is none and mis apply the brakes.
Posted on May 14, 2009
Look at the tire. read what it saids its the large print. the mach them you. you can also are they the same rims. now the shop that you took it to. by law they can not send you off there lot in a unsafe car. if they dont put them back tell them you have the papper work and if you get into a crash you will sue the shop and the person that put them on and the person who signed off on the papper work. but DO NOT LET THEM HAVE YOUR PAPPER!!! they should not charge you its there fault. and if you can bring a camcorder with you.
Posted on May 14, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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