What is Plus Sizing?
One of the easiest ways to improve the performance of your vehicle is with Plus Sizing wheels and tires.Plus Sizing refers to tires that are wider and have a shorter sidewall. The result is a larger contact patch on the road, a more sporty look, and improved cornering and general handling of the vehicle.
Drivers choose Plus Sizing to improve:
• Steering response
• Cornering ability
• The look of your vehicle
What’s “Inch Up”?
“Inch Up” is the process of mounting a lower aspect ratio tire and larger diameter wheel on your car. This creates a larger contact patch and a shorter sidewall.
Why “Inch Up”?
“Inch Up” to improve your vehicle’s performance and appearance.
• Increased Steering Response
• Improved Dry Handling
• Enhanced Cornering Ability
• Aggressive Good Looks
How Can You “Inch Up”?
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“Inch Up” may be done in several ways. The most popular are:
1. Plus Zero
This method utilizes the same wheel diameter as Original Equipment(OE), but incorporates a tire with a larger than OE section width and smaller than OE aspect ratio. For example, replacing an OE 175/70R14 tire (on a 5.5-inch wheel) with a 195/60R14 tire would be a proper Plus Zero fitment. Note that this may require a replacement wheel to maintain proper rim width for the new tire.
2. Plus One
This method utilizes a one-inch larger diameter wheel, in conjunction with a tire of a one-step lower aspect ratio. An example of an appropriate Plus One fitment is to replace an OE 175/70R13 tire (23-inch overall diameter) with a 185/60R14 tire (22.9-inch overall diameter). Note that this method always requires a replacement wheel.
3. Plus Two
This method utilizes a two-inch larger diameter wheel, in conjunction with a tire of a two-step lower aspect ratio. An example of an appropriate Plus Two fitment is to replace an OE 175/70R13 tire (23-inch overall diameter) with a 195/50R15 tire (22.8-inch overall diameter).