Originally Posted by Reluctant
Rubber part = tire
metal part = RIM
Together = Wheel
I will make some accommodation for local slang, etc. but generally speaking that is not correct. Go to www.tirerack.com
or similar site and look for the "rim" selection.
And yes, anything that is round and rolls is a wheel, in the broad definition. But we are talking about the specific parts in an automotive application. ;-)
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