Anybody here know about wire wheels

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  1. 1-tonmudder

    1-tonmudder Doin my part to stir the pot.

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    RHSCTJ Well-Known Member

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    Used to be they had a spindle that bolted to the hub and one single nut (the knock-off) that attaches the wheel to the spindle. I always thought it seemed sketchy but I only really saw them on lowriders with hydraulics that never went above 30mph. I have no idea about brands or whatnot.
     
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    1-tonmudder Doin my part to stir the pot.

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    Yeah that’s my understanding also but since these don’t have knock offs I assume it has a nut of some sort and the center cap covers it??


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  4. Fabrik8

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    Dayton is the classic brand for those, although the center cap in the picture doesn't look like a normal Dayton center cap. If you look in the picture, you can see the hex flats on that center nut; that is what holds the wheel to the hub adapter.
     
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    The center cap appears to be hex shaped so I would think that is the knock off with a special wrench.
     
  6. 1-tonmudder

    1-tonmudder Doin my part to stir the pot.

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    He said it came w “the tool”


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  7. Fabrik8

    Fabrik8 Overcomplicator

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    Sounds like it's probably a bigass knockoff wrench, maybe with some protection to prevent damaging the chrome..

    Found one! It will look something like this (maybe with 2 ears instead of 3 ears, and maybe hexagon instead of octagon depending on the wheel):

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  8. 1-tonmudder

    1-tonmudder Doin my part to stir the pot.

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    Yeah probably so. I know your suppose to use a lead hammer on the knock offs


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  9. Blkvoodoo

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    There was a recall on certain brand several years ago for spoke failure, don’t remember the brand or style, might want to do some research on that so you’re not buying into problems.
    At that, the look on certain cars is indeed cool, but they are not as strong or durable as aluminum or steel wheels, especially on a heavy ass Caddy.
     
  10. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid More parts than a 9 dollar chicken bucket!

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    A buddy of mine had a set of 13" and 20" Daytons for his bagged S10. They're pretty sweet if you're in to that kind of thing. I don't recall him ever having any issues with them aside from getting the knock offs loose to rotate them.
     
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    1-tonmudder Doin my part to stir the pot.

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    Yeah the car is like 5400 or so.Im afraid they are gonna be more up keep than he’s gonna want. The main hang up is they are 14’s with 185 tires and it’s gonna have to be slammed to look right w that small of a tire and the biggest tire I can find is a 225/70/14 @$100 per.$600 for a set of wheels w tires I can’t use plus another $400 plus for tires puts me at a grand. Better options for that price.


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  12. 1-tonmudder

    1-tonmudder Doin my part to stir the pot.

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    Like I said not my style but he likes em and they are gonna look better on that car than most of what’s available.


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  13. Drunktaco

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    14s are a awkward size. I had a pinto with 13s that was a PITA to get tires for.

    They look to be in good shape. Id say if that's what you/he wants, go for it. Offer $400. They'll probably take it.

    Use a lead hammer or deadblow for the knockoffs. I've ran em and never had much of an issue. After you rotate them or whatever, after about 500 miles or so, or a good bumpy and curvy ride, check em again and make sure they're tight. They can be a pain to get off if they've been on a long time.

    It's all about what you're into. If that's what you want, go for it. If not, hold out and look around.

    Also, Dayton is highly recommended and well spoken for as said before.
     
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    100 spoke Dayton’s for the win
     
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    You can get larger sizes of Daytons; if 14s are an issue, why not hold out for something bigger?
     

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