Category Archives: Wheels & Tyres

Wheel and tyre modifications

High performance wheels and tyre selection

TorqueCars guide to performance car tuning through appropriate wheel and tyre selection. Contrary to popular belief the widest tyres and biggest wheels are not always the best for performance

We look at the world of light weight wheels and performance tyres and outline the pros and cons of the many options open to you.

[description]Choosing the best performance wheels and tyres. A look at the advantages and disadvantages of bigger wheels and the various tread patterns available.[/description]
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Alloy wheels and their impact on handling and performance.

Some rally style alloy wheels are lighter – (less weight = more speed) and also are designed to increase the cooling of the brake disks.

Some designs hold up better to being curbed than others and some break very easily when hitting a pothole or curb at speed.

Always go for the best quality alloy wheel that you can afford and read the reports and reviews. If you do go for a different overall size you must get the suspension and tracking realigned to avoid uneven wear under acceleration. Read More...

Tyres and tread patterns for High performance cars

Performance tyres, selection and tyre tread patterns.

"If you're feeling tyred!"

The importance of your cars tires should never be overlooked. A cheap tyre (NB:UK Spelling, USA – Tires!) can reduce your ability to corner on a dry surface by as much a 10-20 mph. In the wet this difference can be much much greater. Most performance tyres are best in the dry but there are some good all round tyres.