WHAT KIND OF WARRANTY COVERS MY MSA WHEELS?

We cover ALL of our wheels with a full lifetime structural warranty. This means if you bend, break or crack your wheels at ANY time, we will replace them with a brand new wheel. Click here to see more information on our Warranty page.

 

DO I NEED SPECIAL LUG NUTS (INSTALLATION KIT) TO MOUNT MY WHEELS TO MY VEHICLE?

Yes. If you know what you need, you can purchase any of our installation kits on our online store. If you have questions, please contact us and we will be happy to confirm.

 

HOW DO I PROPERLY INSTALL MY WHEELS AND DO I NEED TO RETORQUE?

We recommend having your tires mounted to the wheel by a professional. If you need assistance in selecting a installer, contact us and we will help you locate one in your area.

When initially installing a wheel and tire, note that the wheel should fit on the vehicle without force and turn lock-to-lock without contacting other vehicle components.

The tire manufacturer’s rim width recommendations must be followed for the proper tire and wheel combination. Check for proper fender, brake and suspension clearance. Improper tire mounting, fitting, or wheel installation is not safe for you or your vehicle–this may result in improper tire wear, failure of the tire to properly hold air, or explosion of the tire upon filling with air resulting in serious bodily injury and/or property damage. It is not mandatory that you use lug nuts supplied by Wheel Pros, but we recommend it. Torque specifications are set with the expectation that the lugs and studs will be free of dirt, grit, or corrosion so the lug can turn freely on the stud. When first installing your wheels, we recommend starting your lug nuts by hand. We do not recommend using impact guns when installing wheels as cross-threading, over-tightening, and/or damage may occur to your vehicle. When rechecking torque value, wait for the wheels to cool to ambient temperature (never torque a hot wheel). Proper torque specifications must be used on all installations.

You or your installer can contact us to order an approved kit. After the first 10 miles of use, the lug nuts must be checked and re-torqued to ensure proper installation. Failure to do so is extremely unsafe and could cause an accident resulting in serious injury.

 

WHAT IS A WHEEL OFFSET AND/OR WHEEL BACKSPACING?

Wheel offsets and backspacing are important to the fitment of your new wheels on your vehicle. The difference between one wheel model and another could add as much as 6 inches to your vehicle’s width–so determining your preferred offset (or sometimes called backspacing) is the most important specification.

We have created a page with additional detail on how to determine your vehicle needs, getting the look you want, and more. Click here to learn more about wheel offsets and backspacing.

 

WHAT IS A WHEEL AND WHAT IS A RIM? WAIT, AREN’T THEY THE SAME THING?

The quick answer is, no, they are not the same thing. A wheel is comprised of a hub, spokes, and rim (sometimes called the “lip”). The hub is the center portion of the wheel and allows it to attach to a vehicle. The spokes radiate out from the hub and attach to the rim. The rim is the outer part of the wheel that holds the tire.

The misconception is mistaking one component for the entire assembly–the whole part is simply called a wheel. This same terminology applies to all facets of uses: bicycle wheels, automotive wheels, motorcycle wheels, shopping cart wheels, front-loader wheels, roller-blade wheels, etc. Spokes can be further broken down into sub categories: Split spoke (spokes are divided by an openening), deep dish (spokes are flat, creating a deep, negative offset), dinner plate (high positive offset, flat spoke design with zero little to no lip, common in all OEM wheels).

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