When you’re moving from wheel size to wheel size there are many things to hold accountable. For instance, larger wheels need tires to match and adequate clearance. When you move to a larger wheel diameter you’ll need lower profile tires (lower sidewall height). Reason being, when you go over bumps and potholes it will make the suspension fully compress and rebound.


Everything needs to be accounted for. If the diameter increases by one inch, the tire should decrease accordingly to compensate. If you decide to change to larger wheels without taking sidewall height into consideration you’ll run the risk of damaging your suspensions, wheels, etc. Without the correct compensation, you can also receive incorrect speedometer readings through wheels turning at different speeds. Example under paragraph 2.