base rim taper


Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • flat base rim taper — An obsolete form of rim with no taper at either bead seat …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • rim taper — The slope of the rim. See advanced rim taper base rim taper center rim taper drop center rim taper flat base rim taper intermediate rim taper semi drop center rim taper …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • base rim — See flat base rim flat base rim taper …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • flat base rim — A truck rim with no center depression. A demountable flange (consisting of 1 or 2 piece side/lock ring) permits the removal of the tire and holds it in place after installation. Also see flat base rim taper …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • well-base rim — A wheel rim with a central channel or recess into which one side of the tire bead can drop; the other side can then be forced over the rim for fitting or removal. Wheels with well base rims are commonly used on passenger cars because they enable… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • taper — A gradual narrowing in size of a long round object toward one end. See advanced rim taper base rim taper bead seat taper center rim taper drop center rim taper flat base rim taper intermediate rim taper rim bead seat taper …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • rim — [1] The outer edge of a dented area in a body panel that is heat shrunk towards the center of the dent. [2] On a bicycle, the metal or wooden hoop of a wheel that holds the tire and tube and the outer ends of the spokes. [3] On a truck, the metal …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • base — [1] The lowest supporting part of an upright member. [2] The bottom layer or coating in a series of paint coats. [3] The major ingredient, other than pigments and filler, that make up the non volatile portion of an adhesive, coating, or sealing… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • rim bead seat taper — The narrowing of the rim width towards the rim well. The taper must be designed to lock the tire to the rim and provide a good seal; well base rims for passenger cars have a 5° taper, those for commercial vehicles have a 15° taper; flat base rims …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • rim well base — The portion of the rim with a substantially smaller diameter than the bead seats and located with sufficient depth and width to enable the tire beads to be forced over the mounting side of the rim flange and bead seat taper for installation or… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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