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Texan Wire Wheels Aftermarket Wire Wheels Care and Fitment Information

We have provided information that we hope you find useful on topics pertaining to aftermarket wire wheels. It is our commitment to educate our customers by providing them with up-to-date information on our industry.

Caring For Your Wheels

  • Cleaning your wheels is important, especially for polished, glossy, or chrome finishes. If not properly cleaned, heat from the sun or your vehicle’s brakes can eventually bake contaminants into the finish on your wheels, making it difficult or impossible to clean them.
  • Treat your wheels as you would treat your vehicle’s paint. Clean one wheel at a time, using a mild soap with water and a soft sponge or cloth to gently scrub away dirt and brake dust. Rinse immediately with clean water and dry with a soft cloth to avoid dried soap or water spots. If desired, apply a wax to to help repel water and contaminants.
  • Never use chemical cleansers, degreasers, or abrasives to clean your wheels; they will damage the finish.
  • Avoid automatic car washers. The finish on your wheels could get damage by rough brushes, metal guide rails, or pressure washing.

Installing Your Wheel Rims

  • Park your vehicle and engage the parking brake.
  • Remove hubcap if necessary and loosen, but do not remove the vehicle’s stock lugs using a the factory lug wrench.
  • Locate the proper lift points under your vehicle, and lift one corner using a hydraulic jack or the factory jack.
  • Remove the factory lugs and wheels.

Test Fit Your 30 Spoke Wheels

  • Test fit your lugs – you should be able to turn them by hand.
  • Test fit your wheels.
  • If centering rings are included, don’t forget to include these while test fitting.
  • Once you have test fitted the wheels and lugs loosely bolt the wheel onto the hub (do not tighten all the way).
  • Place the vehicle’s transmission in neutral, and slowly spin the wheel to ensure it does not come in contact with your vehicle’s caliper / brake discs / drum assembly.
  • If your tires are directional, be sure to install the wheel so that it spins in the proper direction.
  • If no problems are encountered while test fitting, install the remaining wheels.

Texan Wire Wheels

With years of experience in the industry and the inspiration to begin a business enterprise run by vintage car collectors is how Texan Wire Wheels was born. Founded in Houston, Texas over a decade ago, Texan Wire Wheels is the premier manufacturer of the vintage 83s® and 84s® 30 Spoke Elbow® Wire Wheels. Check out our wire wheels for sale.


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The following trademarks of Texan Wire Wheels, LLC are Registered in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office:®, 1.877.SWANG®, Super Poke®, Extreme Poke®, Poke®, ‘83s®, ‘84s®, ELBOW®, SWANGAS®, GOT SWANGAS?®, and SWANG®. The following are trademarks of Texan Wire Wheels LLC: Texan Wire Wheels, TWW, the TWW logo, 30spoke, If You Ain’t Pokin’ … You Must Be Jokin’, Gold, Gorillas, Gorilla Poke, Orangatang Poke, G-8, Ridiculous Poke, Giraffe Poke, G-10 and the distinctive extended hub wire wheels product configurations.