20 - How Wide Of A Wheel Should I Use For My Tires?Each tire has a specific wheel width recommendation, typically expressed as a range. Failure to follow these wheel width recommendations may result in poor tire performance or possible wheel and/or tire failure.
Here is a quick reference chart listing each tire size and the acceptable rim widths for that size. (The chart does not show all sizes, but gives a good example) Choosing a wheel near the middle of the range will give a balance between ride quality and handling. A wider wheel will improve handling at the expense of ride quality, while a narrower wheel will improve ride quality at the expense of handling. Consider these compromises when selecting wheels.