In cars there are many types of wheel fitments. Cars can be "slammed" which means they go down low and have air in the tires to make them look cool. Sometimes cars have a lot of camber, which is when the wheel leans towards the ground. We'll talk about those two styles now, but there are many types of wheel fitments.
Fitment is the way that the wheel is attached to the car. You might want to change the fitment on your next car, or you might want to try a new style for your car. We'll tell you all about each type of fitment so you can make the best decision for your car.
Don't forget to look at your car's wheel fitment guide. It can help you choose what kind of wheel fitment you want for your car. We want you to be able to see your car with different types of fitment, just like everyone else. Add your car to the gallery while you're at it.
Tucked fitment is when the wheel sits behind the fenders or is tucked behind the fenders. The wheel will make your car seem wider than it actually is and also makes a strong look to your car.
The choice of wheels for tucked fitment is usually with a high offset paired with flat profile tires, which makes sense when you're trying to put everything behind the fender.
A lot of times tucked fitment is behind the stock fender and so you are looking at thin sets of wheels overall.
If you want to have "tucked fitment," you will need to roll your fenders. This is because you need the metal in your fenders to go up so that you have enough clearance when the car is lowered. A lot of stock fenders don't go up as much as they need to, so you'll have to roll them if you want this type of fitment. It looks really nice when done right and it gives you a lot of flexibility with air suspension.
"Flush fitment" means that the wheel is pretty much aligned with the fender. It is by far the most common way to do it, especially for cars that are more performance-oriented. This can be difficult to do when you are going off-the-rails with tires and wheels because it can be hard to make sure your measurements are perfect. You need to make sure you are not off by even a few millimeters or you might end up with a "tucked" or "poke" look on your wheel.
Do not let wheel fitment scare you away. You can get wheel fitments and they will look good on your car. They keep the costs down and they are less controversial than some other wheel styles.
There is a common joke about how nobody purposefully ends up with poke fitment.
It is common to see this when somebody messes up their wheel fitment, but there are also honest people who do this and some cars go well with wheel fitments. In the past, people would put really big tires on the back of their truck so that it would go quicker at a race track. The bigger the tires got, the more often they came out from under your car or truck and poked out outside.
You will commonly see stance fitment referred to as negative camber; when the wheels are tilted to the side.
This is just a way to make your car look cool. It won't help you race or on the curvy roads. However, it will turn heads when done right. You want to be careful not to go too extreme with the camber so that the driver's side tire doesn't go way down below the ground and hit rocks on some parts of the road. There are some cars that have more camber than others by default, but there is no need for them to have more than what they already have in order for them not to look weird too.