Spokes on Alloy Wheels

July 29th, 2016


Identifying how many spokes your factory wheels have! Sometimes, this is a simple task… but it can get a little complicated, too. Let the OEM wheel experts help you out a bit!

Singular Spokes

Screen Shot 2016-07-28 at 12.46.25 PMHere’s our first example. This is part number 71749A – a 2004-2005 Acura TLX wheel. Can you tell how many spokes it has? …Don’t worry, it’s not a trick question! You’re correct if you said 5. A spoke can be defined as any bars that come from the center and connect to the edge of the wheel – and this one clearly has 5 of those bars. Wheels like this are pretty simple when it comes to figuring out how many spokes they have.

However, this is not always the case.



Screen Shot 2016-07-28 at 1.16.12 PMThis is part number 74323: 2015-2016 Lexus RC-F rims. This one looks a little more complicated, but it’s not too difficult. This one kind of looks like it has spokes that cross over each other, or branch off into two spokes. On our website, we list it as 20 spokes, because we count each individual bar. Some people may see them as being sort of a Y-spoke shape. If that were the case, then they would call it 10 Y spokes.

Let’s see a wheel that IS identified as having Y spokes on our website.




Screen Shot 2016-07-28 at 2.42.15 PMThis is a factory original 2015 Ford Mustang rim. Its part number is 10035. As you can see, it clearly has spokes that look like the letter Y; 5 to be exact. On our website, it will be listed in the description as being a “5 Y Spoke” wheel. There are quite a few wheels that have this description, so you’ll see them quite often while browsing through our site!




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Split Spokes and Double Spokes

There are some cases where the spokes look like this. These are 2014 Mini Cooper Clubman stock rims – part number 59499A. These can be described in a few different ways. On our site, they’re labeled as being “7 Double Spoke” rims.

But, it can also be said that they have 14 spokes if you count each one individually. Some other names for “double spoke” are “twin spoke” and “split spoke,” so wheels of this variety can also have those descriptions.



More complicated designs




Here we have some stock wheels that are a little more complicated when it comes to counting how many spokes there are. In the first picture – part number 64211 for the ’96-’99 Isuzu Trooper and Rodeo – it’s described as having a web design. However, you can see that there are 10 holes or slots in the wheel design, so we made sure to include that in the description as well. The second and third OEM rims have some pretty funky designs. The second is part number 6527A for a ’97-’00 Pontiac Grand Prix. The third is part number 4501 for a ’90-’92 Cadillac Fleetwood. They both seem to have a lot of little spokes, don’t they? In order to save everyone a little bit of time, we labelled 6527A as just having a web design, and the 4501 is described as having a laced design. Maybe it’s just me, but I wouldn’t even know how to begin counting all those little spokes on 4501… they seem to intertwine and merge together and just go all over the place. It looks cool though, doesn’t it?

Hopefully, this gave you a little insight on how to identify the spokes on your rims! Some are obviously a little easier than others, but if you’re still having trouble, feel free to give us a call at 1-800-896-7467! We’re always happy to help with any of your questions regarding OEM wheels. 🙂


“Wheel” see you soon!
– Kathy


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