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:welcome This is a quick guide for determining wheels sizes from Dub City and Import Racer cars as applied to 1:18 vehicles. Scroll further down for examples. If you need more images visit my site or send me an email.

18"s
The rims found on the 1:24 Import racers, when put on a 1:18 vehicle equate to 18" rims. You can see this by measuring the 1:24 rims, they're exactly one inch.

20"s
The rims found on the 1:24 Dub City Trucks equate to about 20"s. There are a few exceptions with the cars (18"s) and the new Hummer H2 (22"s or so).

22"s
The rims found on a few of the 1:18 Dub City (The impala) cars and all of 1:18 Import Racers are 22"s or 23"s. The larger size of replacement rims found on ebay and collectablediecast.com are also 22"s or 23"s.

26"s and up
The rims from 1:18 Dub City Trucks are mostly 26"s (or within one inch). There are some exceptions though. Again the Dub City Hummer H2 in 1:18 probably has larger rims (I haven't actually seen it) and I know that the rims from the Yukon Denali are 28"s.

Trucks
For trucks I recommend either the rims from 22 or 26 and up. Generally the 26s and larger only look good on Hummers, there are very few other trucks that can even fit them. See the picture below:

As you can see the Hummer is sporting some large 26" Oasis B1s. The Evo is equipped with 19" Ro_ja GT M rims from a 2Fast2Furious Honda S2000.

Here is an example of a truck on 22s:


Sedans
Normal Sedans and larger cars can usually look appealing with 20s. There are a few cars you may be able to get away with putting 22s on though. Here is an example of 22s and 20s on two cars.

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Sports Cars
An example of 18s; these are actually fitted onto the stock tires, only some slight chassis modifications were required:



The right size of wheel is up to you but a good rule of thumb for keeping the image of the car balanced is to fit on tires that make the new tire and rim the same diameter as the old tire and rim. If you increase the size of the cars rims from 18" to 20" your tire size needs to drop.

For instructions on installing your choice of rim click here.
 

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Thanks for the info!
I have heard that 26" plus wheels are actually TOO large for the brakes to handle! Apparently the rotating mass is more than they can cope with. So if you see a H2 with 26"'s on it behind you, PULL OVER!

Peter
 
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