Off Road & 4WD Glossary of Terms
There are currently 15 names in this directory beginning with the letter B.
The part of the tire in contact with the wheel flange. It is made of high tensile steel wires shaped to fit the rim and hold the tire on the wheel. The steel wires are wrapped in woven fabric and held in place by the plies.
Bogger is a term for a very aggressive tire designed for mud driving. The word can also refer to an off-road vehicle built for mud driving. (See: Super Swamper Tires Bogger)
A beadlock is a mechanism that maintains the seal between the bead and the rim when the tire pressure is too low. Beadlocks are built into rims.
The bead seat is the part of the bead where the seal is created between the tire and the rim.
A tire constructed with plies laid out in alternating directions in angles about 30-40 degrees to the center line of the tire. The plies form a criss-cross pattern that is typically suited more towards off road driving.
Also known as rearspacing, this is the distance from the mounting pad to the back edge of the rim. Not to be confused with wheel offset.
Ball joints connect the steering knuckle to the axle housing, or arms, and hold it in position while allowing the steering motion.
Bead filler is a wedge of hard rubber compound, placed in the lower sidewall of a tire. Its purpose is to reinforce the portion of the tire near the bead.
The number of lug holes on the diameter of the imaginary circle that each lug hole is centered upon.
Bolt clips maintain the top alignment of spring leaves. Cinch clamps can perform the same function, although they will restrict movement.
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