Installation Instructions for Dayton Wire WheelsTM

24K Gold Dayton Wire Wheels

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Please note; This information is "as is" and we accept no liability for it's use or misuse. Please use due diligence in working with wheels, wire wheels, and tires in general. Your safety is your responsibility. This information is only a guide, and may be outdated. Check with your supplier for more information.

Warning:

 

Read before mounting tire on wheels.   Wheels cannot be returned for fitment reasons after tires have been mounted.

Wheels can detach from car without warning if you:

  1. Use studs longer that 1 1/8 inch (item B).
  2. Install adapters on wrong side of car (item B).
  3. Use parts which are worn out (item C).
  4. Fail to retighten caps (item G).
  5. Tow vehicle backwards.

Outdated Power assisted tire changers can cause damage to wheels.   Tubes must be used with tube-type wire wheels.
Do not inflate over 50 psi. (40 psi in California)
Read and observe all warning and instruction labels affixed to wheels.
Wheels can detach from car without warning if these instructions are not followed.

Failure to follow instructions will void warranty.

  1. Clean Hubs:
Remove present wheels from car and make sure that all dirt and grime is removed from face of hubs and brake drums.   Inspect hubs and brake drums for any obstructions, (lock clips, rivets, balancing weights, etc.).   Remove or resolve any obstruction which prevents a flush fit between the adapter and axle hub.
  1. Install Adapters:
Check stud length - 1 1/8 inch maximum length allowed.   If too long, use spacer behind adapter or cut off stud.   To install adapters correctly, place hub adapter marked left and with white plastic mesh protective covering on left side of car.   Hub adapter marked right and with red plastic mesh protective covering must be installed on right side of car when seated in car.   THIS IS IMPORTANT, DO NOT INSTALL ANY OTHER WAY.

After hub adapters have been placed on hubs, be sure that adapter's flange fits flat against hub and brake drum face.   If there is any interference, point of contact must be found and any high point removed.   If this is not done, wheels will not run true when installed.

If adapters fit properly, continue installation with the following procedure:

  1. Under no circumstances should high powered impact wrenches be used to secure lug nuts, as this can cause adapter damage and can result in improper lug-nut torque.
  2. Do not lubricate the lug nuts or stud threads.
  3. Run all lugs up fully before tightening
  4. Tighten all lug nuts using a criss-cross pattern to assure the even distribution of pressure while tightening the lug nuts.
  TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
 
LUG NUT SIZE
3/8"
7/16"
1/2"
12mm
14mm
 
TORQUE/ FT. LBS.
45
60
75
70
85
 
 
  1. Once installed, adapters should rotate freely by hand with no rubbing or interference.
  2. Remove plastic wire mesh protective covering from thread of adapter.
  3. Apply thin coating of grease to threads of adapter.   Also place thin coating of grease on taper or bevel on back of knock-off and in knock-off cap threads.   Keep dirt away from knock-off cap threads.

  1. Fit Wheels:
Place wheels on adapters and push wheel firmly toward the back of the adapter. When the rear of the wheel center is sitting on the back of the adapter, rock the wheel so that the saw-tooth drive engages completely.   The wheel drive must seat firmly on the adapter drive for proper installation.   Do not use wheels or adapters if teeth become worn down.
  1. Thread On Cap:
Thread knock-off caps on the adapter.   Markings on caps indicate proper tightening direction.   "Left side" marked caps must be used on the left side of car and "Right side" marked caps must be used on the right side.
  1. Tighten Caps:
While car is still on jacks, drive the knock-off caps up tight.   If using Dome, Diamond, 2-eared or 3-eared knock-off caps, use lead hammer provided. Octagon caps should be driven up using wrench and lead hammer. Wrench tightening alone is not sufficient.
  1. Test:
Spin wheels by hand to make sure there is no rubbing against brake callipers.   Also, rock wheel assembly to verify that the knock-off cap has seated completely in the wheel.   No looseness should be noticeable.
  1. Retighten Caps:
Lower the car and hammer the caps until they will not move with even the hardest blow of the hammer.   After the car has been run 25 miles, be sure to re-check the knock-off caps for tightness.   The wheels seat themselves on the adapters after the initial run-in and knock-off caps can be tightened further.   THIS IS IMPORTANT.   Knock-off caps must be very tight to prevent wear.   Continue to tighten knock-off caps every 100 miles for the first 500 miles.   Then check tightness every few weeks.   WIRE WHEELS should always be checked for tightness of knock-off caps regularly.
  1. Balancing Tires:
The best method to balance wire wheels is by spin balancing on the car.   Recommended is an Alemite type balancer utilizing a strobe light with vibration pick up.
  1. Maintenance:
To maintain the beauty of your Dayton Wire Wheels, refer to the sheet titled "Recommended Care for Chrome Plated Dayton Wire Wheels", which is included in the box of each wheel.

This information is "as is" and we accept no liability for it's use or misuse. Please use due diligence in working with wheels, wire wheels, and tires in general. Your safety is your responsibility.  This wheel information is only a guide, and may be outdated. Check with your supplier for more information.

 

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