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outdated.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
|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:
- Use studs longer that 1 1/8 inch
- Install adapters on wrong side
of car (item B).
- Use parts which are worn out
- Fail to retighten caps (item G).
- 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Outdated Power assisted tire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 can detach from car without warning if these instructions are
Failure to follow instructions will void warranty.
- 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.
|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
If adapters fit properly, continue
installation with the following procedure:
- 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
- Do not lubricate the lug nuts or
- Run all lugs up fully before
- Tighten all lug nuts using a
criss-cross pattern to assure the even distribution of pressure
while tightening the lug nuts.
LUG NUT SIZE
TORQUE/ FT. LBS.
- Once installed, adapters should
rotate freely by hand with no rubbing or interference.
- Remove plastic wire mesh
protective covering from thread of adapter.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
|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.
- 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.
|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.
|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
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.