There may be some vehicles, that wheels can be supplied for based on their running gear but are not listed in the Online Catalogue; please Contact Us to discuss your requirements. Also have a look at our Online Gallery to see these wheels fitted to various vehicles.
A centre-lock wire wheel is fitted onto a car axle using a splined hub; the splines (or serrations) of the hub lock with the splines on the inside of the wheel centre to produce drive. Splined hubs may be integral fitting or bolt-on. Please refer to the vehicle's service manual for instructions on fitting integral splines. The diagram below illustrates fitting bolt-on hubs.
When putting a centre-lock wheel onto a splined hub, the splined area inside of the wheel centre must be greased to ease the wheel on and prevent the two surfaces corroding together. All new MWS centre-lock wheels are provided pre-greased; ready to go on the car.
The wheel is secured onto the hub with a spinner (knock-on centre cap). The spinner should always tighten towards the rear of the vehicle; this ensures that as the wheel turns whilst driving the spinner tightens and locks into place.
A spinner spanner is required to apply/remove spinners without ears, such as octagonal (Continental) or Federal. The spanner fits over the spinner and is tightened/loosened with a hammer. MWS can supply the following spinner spanners:
Two-eared and three-eared spinners can be applied/removed by using a copper and hide hammer or lead hammer directly onto the ears of the spinner. MWS recommends using a wooden spinner saver for two-eared spinners.
Do not over-tighten spinners as this will damage the threads and ears and make them more likely to work loose
There are no recommended torque settings for spinners and the exact number of turns will vary from one vehicle to the next.
Bolt on wire wheels are fitted to a car in the same way that a standard wheel would be fitted to a car. The wheel options are determined by the P.C.D. (Pitch Circle Diameter) as well as the centre bore, size and back spacing of the wheel. There may be some vehicles, that wheels can be supplied for based on their running gear but not listed in the Online Catalogue; please contact us to discuss.
All MWS bolt-on wire wheels are supplied with a centre cap, retaining nuts and a wrench to tighten the bolts. Replacement accessories are available from stock.
For bolt-on wheels the recommended torque is 75 ft lb but may vary depending on the vehicle. Please check vehicle manufacturer specifications.