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What are Front Side & Back Side settings?

How do I figure my offsets?

What's the difference between the E•T Five Window “High Angle” and “Low Angle”?

How is the wheel width determined?

What size should my front wheels be in relation to my back wheels?

How do I keep the center of my wheels clean and free from brake dust?

What is the proper torque rating for my lug nuts?

I need extra center caps / lug nuts. Where can I purchase them?

Do your wheels come with center caps or lug nuts?

My axle has 5/8” drive studs, will your wheels work with these?

What is the difference between the Fueler and Five Window wheel?

Are your wheels coated?

Do your wheels come with caps?

What type of lugs do I need?

Will your wheels work with 5/8” or 11/16” studs?

Do you have a tire chart to help me guage the appropriate wheel size?

What are Front & Back Side Settings?

Front side is the distance from the front edge of the wheel back to where it contacts the hub (or drum). Back side is the distance from the back edge of the wheel in to where the wheel contacts the hub (or drum). These two dimensions added together will be approximately 1" wider than the designated wheel width.

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How do I figure my offsets?

The best way to figure out what front and back side settings to order for your car, is to follow these steps:

1. Install a mock up wheel and tire on the vehicle.

2. Analyze and measure how much you would like the tire to move out or back on the front side of the tire and write down the dimension.

3. Measure how much you would like to change the backside of the tire position. Write down that dimension.

4. Remove the wheel and tire from the vehicle.

5. Measure the front side setting of the mock up and add it to the change you earlier recorded.

6. Measure the back side setting (rim edge) of the mock up and add or subtract that dimension to the change you wanted. These final dimensions will tell you what front side and back side settings you will want on your new Team III Wheels.

A straight edge on the brake/hub face can also be used to measure clearances in the wheel house to give approximate front and back side dimensions. Don't forget tire bulge and tire-to-fender clearance. Contact Team III Wheels if you have further questions.

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What's the difference between the E•T Five
Window “High Angle” and “Low Angle”?

The Low Angle center is 2 inches deep through the windows (front to back). The High Angle center is 3-1/2 inches deep through the windows (front to back). See diagram at left for a visual comparison.

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How is the wheel width determined?

Wheel width is measured at the tire bead seat and does not include the flanges where balance weights clip on. Overall width of wheel is approximately 7/8" wider. Example: A 7" wheel is almost 8" overall. NOTE: Deep backside 15" wheels may not have a brake drum or caliper diameter larger than 13-1/8".

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What size should my front wheels be
in relation to my back wheels?

When trying to decide the size of the front wheels compared to the back, notice how the front wheels of this 2-door look larger than the rear wheels. Because large tires dwarf wheels visually and small tires make the wheels look big. To make everything look proportional we recommend the rear wheels to be at least 1" bigger in diameter. Example: 14" front with 15" or 16" back.

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How do I keep the center of my wheels clean and free from brake dust?

All of our cast finish wheels are painted to seal the surface. We recommend and use mild soap and water to clean our centers. For the polished & machined areas we recommend Meguiar's® Motorcycle All Metal Polish.

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What is the proper torque rating for my lug nuts?

1/2 (75 - 85 lbs. Torque)
7/16 (55 - 65 lbs. Torque)
12MM (65 - 75 lbs. Torque)

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I need extra center caps / lug nuts. Where can I purchase them?

You can purchase them directly from us or from your local distributor. Our wheels use 3/4" hex bulge acorn style lug nuts, which are sometimes hard to find. You can substitute lug nuts with a standard (60 degree) taper.

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Standard center caps come with all of our wheels. Custom center caps and lug nuts can be purchased separately from our website.

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My axle has 5/8” drive studs, will your wheels work with these?

We can drill any style lug hole, strait, conical or ball seat,  for drive studs we just need to know the washer size.

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What is the difference between the Fueler and Five Window wheel?

The two wheels have the same basic window shape but differ in construction. The Fueler’s highly curved spokes flow out to join the rim with no steps or corners, which give a smooth surface right thru the window. The Five window is a 2-piece wheel, this gives a wide range of back spacing’s and has the standard step in the front lip.

 

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Are your wheels coated?

All of our cast center wheels are painted to replicate a freshly sand cast finish. This allows for easy cleaning with mild soap and water. The satin and polished lips are not coated.

 

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Do your wheels come with caps?

All wheels include forged aluminum caps, lugs and valve stems. Flat plates and Knock-offs are available at additional cost.

 

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What type of lugs do I need?

We use 60° Bulge acorn lugs with all wheels, but we can also drill Mag style lugs if needed. But the preferred lug is conical seat Bulge acorn.

 

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Will your wheels work with 5/8” or 11/16” studs?

Our wheels can be drilled for these types of lug studs, we just need to know the washer diameter. This will allow us to spot face the wheel to the correct size.

 

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