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Plus Sizing

February 14th, 2014

Tire upgrading, or plus sizing, is a practice where performance-minded drivers upgrade their original equipment wheels with wider, bigger wheels. Why? It can make the vehicle look sportier. Plus, it offers better handling when done properly. There are two ways to plus-size:

  1. Plus 1, 2, Etc.
  2. Plus Zero

Plus 1, 2, Etc.

The most popular form of plus sizing is increasing your vehicle’s wheel diameter and your tire’s rim diameter.  An example is changing from a 14” wheel to a 15” wheel. This is called “plus 1.” (Going from 14” to 16” is plus 2, etc.) To make plus-sizing work, the tire’s aspect ratio decreases while the wheel diameter increases. (Note: The overall diameter ...[more]

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