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How to determine the size of OEM wheels on your vehicle

A tire pro will almost always know how to find the size of a factory original wheel. But here are a few simple ways to find the size of an OEM rim. 

Look at the backside of the wheel.

Wheel Size Stamp - OEM Wheel Marks

If it’s an original wheel, you’ll ordinarily see imprinted on the spokes the make, origin country, OEM number, and size. But for a steel stock wheel, you may find the wheel size on the front side, or the face, of the wheel. For example, the size of the wheel will look like “18x7 ½ ”. “18” is the diameter of the wheel, and “7 ½” is the width. 

Check the tire.

Stock Wheel size on rubber tire

When you look at a tire, you see something like “265/50R16.” The diameter of the wheel is marked "R16", "R" is the contrustion type and the diameter of the wheel is 16”. But, keep in mind that some tires may have the diameter of the wheel marked in millimeters as opposed to inches. And the width is not referenced on the tire. 

Measure the wheel itself.

Find the diameter of your wheel by measuring across the face of the wheel, between the lips of the rim.  


Issues may come upon when discovering your wheel size because some stock rims look the same or very similar to others; however, they are not the same. That’s when 1-8000EveryRim OEM Wheels will be more than happy to help. Our OEM wheel experts are knowledgeable in new take-offs, reconditioned rims, and used wheels. We are always available to aid in your search to discover the size of your OEM wheel.