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Wheels and Rims explained (for dummy's)

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by XXXX, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Apr 5, 2012 at 7:34 AM
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    XXXX

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    This is a wheel

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    This is a rim

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    unless your driving this

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    then you have WHEELS on your truck

    [SIZE=-1] [/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=-1]Rim is an old-fashioned term that was used when referring to wagon wheel - thus the term "wheel rim." It means the outer-most edge of the wagon wheel where there was a steel band the surrounded the wooden spokes. The dictionary defines a rim as: [/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1]1. The usually curved or circular border or edge of an object.
    2. The circular outer part of a wheel, furthest from the axle.
    3. A circular metal structure around which a wheel tire is fitted.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=-1] Rim, n. [As. rima, reoma, edge; cf. W. rhim, rhimp, a rim, edge, boundary, termination, Armor, rim. Cf. Rind.] 1. The border, edge, or margin of a thing, usually of something circular or curving; as, the rim of a kettle or basin. . . the outer part of a wheel to which the tire is attached. [/SIZE]

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    [SIZE=-1]The correct term these days for identifying the metal structure that the tire goes on is wheel or wheel rim. [/SIZE]
     
  2. Apr 5, 2012 at 7:42 AM
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    +1. I hate it when people call wheels rims
     
  3. Apr 5, 2012 at 7:44 AM
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    What about dubs? dub-duces?
     
  4. Apr 5, 2012 at 7:50 AM
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    I don't speak "bro" so people who do are on their own.

    If your able to translate "bro" into English by all means send me some pictures and definitions and Ill add it to the OP :D
     
  5. Apr 5, 2012 at 7:52 AM
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    I wouldn't really call that "bro" speak.
     
  6. Apr 5, 2012 at 7:53 AM
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    I want new rims. :cookiemonster:





    .....and a new avatar.
     
  7. Apr 5, 2012 at 7:57 AM
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    Riding on my new rims to go pick up some clips for my nine.
     
  8. Apr 5, 2012 at 7:59 AM
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  9. Apr 5, 2012 at 8:02 AM
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    well...whatever you want to call it. No one I know speaks with that terminology and I hang with people from 20yo - 90yo so maybe it's just not an East Coast thing :notsure:

    your a rim job :D

    must be a harsh ride on steel and wood...no?
     
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  11. Apr 5, 2012 at 8:04 AM
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    *magazines


    New thread coming "Magazines and Clips explained (for dummy's)"
     
  12. Apr 5, 2012 at 8:04 AM
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  13. Apr 5, 2012 at 8:06 AM
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    :woot:........... oh wait, no.
     
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    XXXX is correct. The term rim refers only to the outer lip or "rim" of the wheel assembly. A rim is really just a hoop, imagine a bicycle wheel without the spokes and hub.

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    Glad to see you finally rooting for a decent team.
     
  16. Apr 5, 2012 at 8:11 AM
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    :puke:
     
  17. Apr 5, 2012 at 8:12 AM
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    You will get used to the cheese steaks and Chickies and Pete's Crab Fries. The nausea never lasts long. WELCOME TO SOUTH PHILLY!
     
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    Just had some of them last week. Not C&P's fries but good all the same
     
  20. Apr 5, 2012 at 8:16 AM
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    Don't they have good meatballs in Philly too? I remember something about you enjoying a good meatball every know and then.
     
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