Rim & performance tire upgrades

High performance wheels and tire selection

TorqueCars guide to rims and tires show they are far from just visual mods and have a large impact on performance

Read our guides to learn everything about the advantages and disadvantages of performance wheels.

We bust some common myths about alloys and tread patterns.

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.

Benefits & advantages of Winter tyres & snow tyres

With the poor winter driving conditions hitting the UK in 2010 many drivers are looking at winter tyres. Other countries are prepared for the snow and poor weather and are used to the concept of winter tyres.

So what are winter tyres, what do they do and are they a good idea?


Directional vs Assymetric tyres

Choose the right tyre for your car, explore the full range of summer and winter tyres and we explain the differences between Directional, Assymetric, Symmetrical and road legal slicks to help you decide which is the best option for your performance car.


Truth about low profile tires

Performance gains from low profile tires. We look at the pros and cons of fitting these and list the advantages and disadvantages of low profile tires.


A look at high performance wheels

One popular modification done to cars is replacing the wheels. We will look at the types of wheel available, the pros and cons of each and look at the implications of fitting different size wheels.

We will be challenging the concept of wider wheels giving more grip and looking at the effect a larger rim size has on a cars performance.




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