GET THE COVER CAR LOOK WITH CUSTOM BUILT BUDNIK WHEELS…
NOTE: We offer proven wheel fitments for a wide variety of production cars, trucks and SUV's.
No measuring required. Just tell your dealer the look you would like to achieve and chances are
we can recommend a proven wheel size and off-set. All you have to do is choose your wheel from
our many designs. If your project calls for something special, the following overview will help
you get a custom fit easily.
Maybe you're wanting to do a "Plus 1 or Plus 2" wheel and tire package. Or you may need to get
some seriously big tires under your muscle car or street rod. We can even help you correct
clearance problems and eliminate wheel spacers too. Whatever your goal, no other wheel
manufacture will do more to help you get the look and fit you're after.
If your building a new specialty car or trying to freshen up an existing vehicle, the following
information will help you determine the right wheel configuration to achieve the look you're
after. That doesn't mean you can slide an Indy Car tire under your Metropolitan with no effort. But it is possible to reposition the track of your car's tire to allow more wheel width, more clearance, or a lower ride height.
For these custom fitments we'll need a little more information, but it's really a simple
procedure and the results will be impressive. The logical place to start is at the point where
the right fit is most noticeable, at the outside of the tire. By first determining the ideal
front spacing needed to achieve just the right tire to fender clearance, wheel width is limited
only by sufficient inner body clearance. Budnik Wheels can build your wheels with any backspace
between the established minimum and maximum in 1/8" increments. After you have supported your
vehicle under the suspension with proper jack stands, hang a weighted string from the fender at
the point where you want the tire side wall to be. On lowered vehicles be sure to take
suspension travel into consideration to avoid tire to fender rubbing when suspension becomes
compressed, (i.e.) going over a dip in the road. Next measure in from the taut string to the
mounting surface of your car's hubs. From this measurement subtract the side wall bulge of the
tire you will be using and the results will equal your front space. By subtracting the front
space from the overall rim width you get backspacing. (Note: "overall rim width" is one inch
wider than "rim width" because of the tire beads. A 15"x7" wheel is approximately 8" wide
When determining the inner clearance you should keep a few things in mind. On the front you
will want to check tie rod ends, brake calipers, and of course full suspension travel. At the
rear, your biggest concern on fat tire vehicles is to allow enough room for body roll and tire
carcass shift. Generally, the taller the tire (70 series up to Pro Street), the more side wall
flex is likely. Also remember that excessive body roll on cornering will reduce inner clearance,
(usually 1" to 1 ½" of clearance is sufficient). Low profile tires, stiffer suspensions, and
anti-roll (sway) bars will allow you a bit of extra width.
If you're building a ground up project we've got the wheels for you. Budnik Wheels can be build from
14"x6" through 15"x15" and 16"x7" through 22"x10". With our off-set options, all you have to do is
build your car around the wheels you want!
Handcrafted Budnik Wheels require a few minutes of your time and we'll need a couple of weeks to build
them for you, but the rewards are worth it. There just might be a "cover car" in your future!