rim width


rim width
the distance between the inside surfaces or the rim flanges.

Mechanics glossary. 2013.

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  • rim width — The nominal distance between the rim flanges. The width of a rim is an important factor in the handling characteristics of a car: a rim that is too narrow in relation to the tire width will cause the tire to distort sideways under fast cornering …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • nominal rim width — A measurement between the flanges at the bead seat …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • width — rim width tire section width tire overall width tread arc width tread chord width tread contact width …   Mechanics glossary

  • rim — [1] The outer edge of a dented area in a body panel that is heat shrunk towards the center of the dent. [2] On a bicycle, the metal or wooden hoop of a wheel that holds the tire and tube and the outer ends of the spokes. [3] On a truck, the metal …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • width — See bandwidth crown width nominal rim width rim width section width tire width …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • rim designation — The nominal rim diameter, nominal rim width and any abbreviations and codes for the contour of the rim. Compare multi piece rim, and one piece rim designation …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • rim bead seat taper — The narrowing of the rim width towards the rim well. The taper must be designed to lock the tire to the rim and provide a good seal; well base rims for passenger cars have a 5° taper, those for commercial vehicles have a 15° taper; flat base rims …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • rim flange — The part of a rim that supports the tire bead in a lateral direction; the linear distance between the two rim flanges is termed rim width …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • rim size — The dimension of a wheel covering the rim width and rim diameter and is measured in inches …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Rim (wheel) — The rim is the outer circular design of the metal on which the inside edge of the tire is mounted on vehicles such as automobiles. [ [http://www.motorera.com/dictionary/RI.HTM#Rim Rim as defined by the Dictionary of Automobile Terms, undated] ,… …   Wikipedia


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