CHANG­ING THE WHEEL-BUY­ING GAME

NZ Performance Car - - Team -

One of the tough­est de­ci­sions when build­ing a car is, with­out a doubt, mak­ing your wheel choice. While we have a greater se­lec­tion to choose from than ever be­fore, at even bet­ter price points, work­ing your way through the hun­dreds of styles, avail­able in con­fus­ing num­bers of fin­ishes, PCDs, off­sets, and disc clear­ances, can be a real head-scratcher. So, if you need help suss­ing out the right set of shoes to fit to your car, DTM’s on­line fit­ment guide has you cov­ered. It boasts more than 4000 fit­ments, made up of 53 ve­hi­cle makes and hun­dreds of sub-mod­els un­der each make, which have been man­u­ally loaded by DTM’s mar­ket­ing man­ager, Brendon Tord­off.

“We knew that the fit­ment guide was a big task when we started it a cou­ple of years ago. Man­u­ally load­ing the data against each make and model is the only way to en­sure it is cor­rect,” he said.

“It’s proven to be a solid en­gine that con­tin­ues to be added to daily as a re­sult of fit­ment en­quiries from re­tail­ers and con­sumers. [We] have to find all the fit­ment in­for­ma­tion of that ve­hi­cle if it’s not al­ready loaded, so may as well add it to the guide; that way it’s there for every­one. The fit­ment guide stops all that con­fu­sion. Peo­ple don’t have to worry whether a cer­tain wheel or tyre will fit a par­tic­u­lar car. [The guide] answers a lot of ques­tions straight­away.”

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