How Many Spokes on My OEM Wheels ?
According to Wikipedia, the technical definition for a spoke on a Factory Wheel is “One of the number of rods radiating from the center of the wheel, connecting the hub with the round traction surface” (Don’t believe me? Fine, see for yourself: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoke). But honestly, I think Wikipedia needs to dumb it down sometimes.
So yeah, I guess you can go by that, or you can go by the easier definition that I provide for you: The number of straight things on your rim that separate the holes/openings on your OEM wheel. Easy, right? Still don’t get it? No problem, I’m nice enough to give you an example (:
Let’s take a look at a rim from our Toyota Corolla wheels, do you see how it has 6 bars separating the six holes/openings? Those “bars” are the spokes on your factory original wheel.
These spokes come in any way, shape, or form. Sometimes slanted to the right and sometimes slanted to the left; sometimes smaller sometimes bigger, sometimes crossed and sometimes diagonal. As long as you know how to count the “bars” on your Original Rim, then you should be just fine.
Talk to you soon,