Plastic Wheels Types

(baja5) Baja 5-Spoke Wheel, 2018
First appearing on the new model 2-Tuff this is a threaded tire, deep star 5 spoke wheel with a ring of the same color. It comes in two sizes.
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(bl) Blings wheel, 2002
This wheel is a spinner rim style with very little side-wall tire. It comes in only two sizes, large and extra large. It first appeared on the Blings series cars in chrome and gold chrome (blgd).
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(BlOr) Bead-lock Off-Road, 2009
This racing off-road wheel has multiple dots on the rim and 6 slots. Only the rim and slots are stamped with chrome or assorted colors. It’s found in 2 sizes, small and large.

(bw) Basic Blackwall tires, 1977
They replaced redline in 1977 and come in assorted rim colors. There are three sizes: small, medium, and large. This wheel was retooled in 2007.

(cm6) Co-molded six-spoke wheels, 2005
These wheels first appeared on the AcceleRacerS series I and they replaced the co-molded five-spoke. It is currently used on some basic line cars and series cars. It comes in assorted colors with or without a stamped trim ring. Tires, rims, and trim ring come in assorted colors and in three sizes – small, medium, and large.

(ct) Construction tires, 1980
These truck wheels come with a knobby tread and were originally issued with yellow hubs (ctyw). Later models came in chrome, or in assorted colors. An extra large version first appeared on the Tractor.

(ct5) Construction five-spoke, 2002
This wheel was designed by Phil Riehlman and used as a construction or off-road tire. It comes in two sizes – large and extra large in chrome and assorted colors.

(dw) Thin drag wheel. Also know as (sk5), 2002
This drag wheel is a thin dish-shaped tire with five dots and an axle head in the center. It is mostly used as the front wheel, but has been found in some models on the front and rear, i.e. Ground FX and Lakester. It comes in two sizes – medium and large.

(dw3) 3-Spoke Directional wheel, Sawblade,1996
These have three pointy spokes all rotating in the same direction. They come in three sizes – small, medium, and large.
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(fan5), Also known as (trap5) or (trp5), 2011
This wheel is the same as the fte2 without the nickel-plated axle. It comes in multiple colors, including copper. It has five spokes in the shape of a fan that are cut all the way through and comes in four sizes – small, medium, large, and extra large.

(fte) Faster Than Ever, 2005
This wheel made its appearance in 2005. It only came in a copper color, and what makes them fast is the axle being nickel-plated to spin smoother. It has five spokes that are cut all the way through and comes in four sizes – small, medium, large, and extra large.

(fte2) Faster Than Ever 2, 2011
This wheel made its appearance in 2011. It only came in a copper color, and what makes them fast is the axle being nickel-plated to spin smoother. It has five-spokes in the shape of a fan that are cut all the way through and comes in four sizes – small, medium, large, and extra large.

(ho) Hot Ones wheels, 1981 to present
This 6-spoke slot design was first issued in 1981 for The Hot Ones series and uses a thinner axle. They were originally only issued with gold hubs (hogd) but in 1992 were made with chrome hubs (ho). In 2012 they were redesigned for The Hot Ones reissue. There are two sizes – medium and large.

(hsw) High Speed Racing Wheel, 2014
Used in the recent Hot Wheels High Speed Racing Wheels segment. This is thin flat disk wheel with a hexagon design for a truer round wheel and a nickel-plated axle. They were made in clear color plastic with a tampo design. Now it is used in some mainline and Character Cars.

(hw50) Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary, 2018
Used first in the 2018 for the 50th anniversary in the  Hot Wheels Racing Team Series. Later used with out the 50 stamped into the wheel. It comes in medium and large sizes.

(id5) Hot Wheels id wheel, 2019
Used exclusively for the new Hot Wheels id cars this wavy 5-spoke design and comes in 2 sizes medium and large.
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(j5) Japanese 5-spoke, 2010
This wheel has 5 fork-like spokes, Used mostly on Japanese and Europe sport cars. It comes in two sizes, small and large.
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(lw) Lace wheels, Also known as bbs, 1996
Called lace wheels by Mattel, these were modeled after the BBS wheels used by Mercedes and other foreign luxury cars.
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(Iw2) Racing Lace wheel, 1998
This wheel looks similar to a regular lace wheel, but has a smaller rim and larger sidewall tire. It first appeared on the Chaparral 2.
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(mc5) Muscle Car 5-spoke, 2010
Used mostly on sixties and seventies muscle cars. This 5-spoke wheel comes in two sizes: small and large and in multiple colors.
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(msp5) Five-spoke micro wheel, 2003
This mini five-spoke wheel is found on the Go Kart, Mad Propz and H2GO among others.
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(mw3) Motorcycle wheel three-spoke, 1997
This wheel was first used on the Scorchin’ Scooter as a front and a rear wheel design. Comes in two widths.
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(mw5) Motorcycle wheel five-spoke, 2005
This wheel is used on the Airy 8 as the front and rear wheel design.
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(neo) RLC Neo-Classics, 2002
An Original Red Line Reproduction only used on cars offered for sale on the HWC (hotwheelscollectors.com) website. It comes in two sizes, medium and large.

(or6) Off-road Six-spoke, 2009
A modern style, off-road wheel used on lifted 4X4 trucks and cars. It comes in 3 sizes, medium, large, and extra-large. Only the rim is stamped with chrome or colors.

(orm) Off Road motorcycle wheel, 2007
This wheel was first used on the Wastelander. It comes in only one size with assorted color spokes.
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(os3) open 3-spoke acetal plastic wheel, 2012
First appeared in Team Hot Wheels High-Speed Wheel Series. It has a nickel-plated axle and an all-acetal plastic wheel. Came only in red, blue, white and green. It was available in 3 sizes, small, medium and large.

(os5) open 5 spoke, also known as (oh5), 2006
This wheel is the same as the Faster Than Ever (fte) wheel except that it doesn’t have the nickel-plated axle. It has five spokes that are cut all the way through and comes in different colors in four sizes – small, medium, large, and extra large. Not all os5 wheels are faster then ever.

(pr5) Phil Riehlman wheel, 2001
This wheel was named for its designer: Phil Riehlman. It has five double spokes and was issued in chrome and assorted colors. Sizes are small, medium, large, large wide, extra large, and extra large wide.

(ra6) Ryu Asada 6-Spokes, 2017
Designed by Rya Asada this slanted 6-spoke wheel was first used on the El Viento and comes in 2 sizes and multiple colors.
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(skw) Skull wheel, 2017
This wheel first appeared on the 2017 Halloween series. It is a flat face wheel with a skull design and comes in two sizes medium and large. There is also a off-road version of this wheel (orskw)
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(slt5) Retro style 5-slot wheel, 2013
This wheel was first seen on the Cool Classic series. It’s a concave 5-slot wheel styled after the slot wheels of the late 60’s. It comes in two sizes – small and medium.
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(sp3) Three-spoke wheel, 1995 to present
These have three spokes in the hubs and smooth plastic tires. They have been found in two sizes – medium and large.
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(sp5) Five-spoke wheel, 1995 to present
This five-spoke wheel was added to replace the basic wheel. These have five spokes in the hubs and smooth plastic tires. They’ve been found in four sizes – small, medium, large, and extra large, and in assorted colors.

(sp7) Seven-spoke hubs, 1995
One of the replacements for (uh) wheels for more realism, these have seven spokes in the hubs and smooth plastic tires. They have been found in two sizes – medium and large, and in assorted colors.

(sp10) Ten-spoke wheels, 2003
This wheel has ten spokes and a thin sidewall. They are used on mainline cars and come in four sizes – small, medium, large, and extra large.

(slt8) Steelie 8-slot, 2017
This wheel is based on a rally style wheel without the center cap used on muscle cars in the 70’s. First seen on the Custom ’56 Ford F-100 and the Fast Gassin.

(uh) Ultra Hot wheels, 1984
These were originally made only for The Ultra Hot I series and were retooled for The Hot Ones 2012 remake. They were made in two sizes – medium and large and come in multiple colors.

(vwb) VW Drag Bus rear wheel, 1996
This large deep rim wheel is used primarily on the VW Drag Bus and is mostly black with a chrome trim ring. There is only one size.
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(y5) 5-spoke ‘Y’ design, 2002
A single spoke is divided into two at 45 degree angles to form a ‘Y’ shape. Used mostly on luxury and European cars. Made in two sizes, medium and large and comes in multiple colors.

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