How to Measure a Truck Rim

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Whether one of your truck's rims has been damaged and needs replaced, or you're just in the market for a better set of rims, you're going to have to determine what size rims you need. And since you probably don't want to remove the rim and carry it into the store with you, you'll need to know how to measure the size of your truck rim. Luckily, there's no complicated formula to measuring a truck rim; just a simple measurement.

  • Measure the rim with a yardstick. Rims are not completely flat, so using a measuring tape may alter the measurement by incorporating the curve and not just the width.

  • Place the yardstick across the center of the rim. Since the rim is a circle, you can measure it in any direction as long as the measurement runs through its center.

  • Measure only the rim. The tire and the flange of the rim will throw off your measurement.

  • Round your measurement to the nearest inch. Rims for a mid-sized truck are usually about 20 or 24 inches, so if your rim measures 20 1/8 inches, you can safely round it down to 20 inches.

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