Off-roading is insanely fun. You get to go where few others go. You get to explore like Lewis and Clark (only much more comfortably). You get to see new sights, hear new sounds, and feel the wind in your face. Occasionally, when you get stuck, that’s fun, too. Then you get to use your cool off-road accessories, such as a winch, or use your off-road tires and wheels.
LINE-X Inland Northwest in Spokane has everything you need to deck your truck out for off-roading, from rims and wheels to tool boxes and grille guards. When you drop your truck off, our mission is to return it to you, and you won’t recognize it. Below, we’ll offer up tips on how to choose the best off-road wheels and tires, and once you’re done reading, bring your truck over to us, and we’ll take care of it. Contact us today to learn more!
TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE BEST OFF-ROAD WHEELS & TIRES
Assess Your Goals
There is so much to tires these days that what you choose can affect how well your vehicle handles in the snow versus on an off-road trail. You’ll want to have some key things in mind when choosing your off-road wheels and tires, starting with your goals. Where do you intend to go four-wheeling? Are you planning to toot about on the open plains or on placid trails, or are you looking to go to Moab or the nearby Rocky Mountains, where traction is key. This will affect what size of tire and rims you buy.
Speaking of Rims: What are Rims?
Many people think rims and wheels are the same thing. They are not. The rim is actually part of the wheel. In fact, it’s the outermost part of the wheel that supports the tire and helps to create an airtight seal. Rims are what the wheel is mounted to and is usually different in color than your wheel. You can think of a rim as the metal part to your wheel. Where the confusion comes in is that the wheel and rim are often sold together, which then people in the automotive industry shorten it down to just calling them wheels.
How Big is Your Wheel Rim Width and Diameter?
In order to choose your off-road rims and tires, you have to know what size tires will fit your vehicle. Wheels are measured in inches for diameter and rim width. The diameter is how wide your tire is across the center, and the width of your wheel is from the side of the rim to the other side. LINE-X Inland Northwest in Spokane recommends that once you know this, you can begin to look for wheel and tire packages.
HOW TO DECIDE ON OFF-ROAD WHEELS
LINE-X Inland Northwest in Spokane recommends that what type of off-road wheels really comes down to your usage of them. If you plan to go off-roading a lot, then you’ll probably want to invest in 17 inch tires now rather than later. If you are only off-roading occasionally, you probably don’t need all of the truck accessories that we offer. If you’re off-roading vehicle is your daily driving vehicle, you’ll probably want to switch out the tires and save on fuel efficiency.
LINE-X Inland Northwest in Spokane offers the best spray-on bedliners, truck tool boxes, and cargo management systems, as well as wheels, tires, and other truck accessories. When you bring your truck to us in Spokane, our mission is to return it to you better than before. As a family-owned and operated truck accessories store, we specialize in making your truck exactly how you want it, from installing a truck grille guard to nerf bars.
Our expert and knowledgeable team at LINE-X Inland Northwest in Spokane can advise you on what would be the best for your truck and how you use your truck, including answering any off-road questions you may have. Our mission is to not only give you a truck that’s better now than when you brought it in, but to also do so with superior customer service. When you need a cool truck accessory, a LINE-X coating, or new off-road wheels and tires, give us a call to schedule an appointment and a free project estimate today!