Timeless Classics
Frequent Questions

Answers to some of our most frequent questions:

Below you'll find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. If you have a question for us that isn't covered here, please contact us.


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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

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

Standard center caps come with all of our wheels,except AC-3, Sebring, and Indy Wheel has no center cap. Center caps and lug nuts can be purchased separately from our website

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

What is brake caliper overhang?

Caliper overhang is the distance the face of the caliper is beyond the wheel mounting surface, ie. the hub face. This measurement is needed to make sure the caliper does not hit the backside of the wheel spoke.

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