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Custom Automotive Wheel Nets

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This is a Custom Product

This item is built-to-order, to ensure a perfect fit for your application.

When you call us, we will ask you for details about your application, along with any critical dimensions we may need for the design. This consultation allows us to account for any additional constraints, such as minimal clearances or load requirements.

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Product Highlights

  • Automotive Wheel Nets built to your vehicle and trailor's specifications.
  • Your vehicle's wheels are held in place, allowing your vehicle's suspension to smoothly absorb the bumps of the road
  • Unlimited range of tire sizes supported
  • 10,000lb Minimum Breaking Strength (MBS)

Need wheel nets for your recreational off-road vehicle? Check out our ATV and UTV wheel nets.

Product Description

Mac's Wheel Nets—The Pro's Choice for Moving Priceless Vehicles

Ford uses Mac's wheel nets to protect their priceless cars
Ford's Museum uses Macs wheel nets when transporting their priceless vehicles

For over two decades, Mac's Custom Tie Downs has been a leading designer and producer of professional grade custom tie-down solutions for military, racing and professional vehicle owners and transporters.

Our uncompromising commitement to the safety of your precious cargo is why Ford Motor Company selected Mac's to develop its custom solution for securing five of its priceless cars for transport, including the Ford 1901 "Sweepstakes" Car (Ford's very first car!) and the Ford 1967 GT40 LeMans winner (see video).

Designed to Perfectly Fit Your Tires—and Your Setup

A snug fitting wheel net is critical to ensuring your vehicle's safety. The design of your wheel nets starts with a conversation with one of our experts. Once they have the important details about your tires and the constraints of your application, they'll propose a solution custom-tailored to your needs. Whether a Maserati with ground effects or a massive monster truck, your wheel nets will be a perfect fit.

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Mac's Custom Wheel Nets—When Safety Can't be Left to Chance

Wheel nets (also called "tire bonnets", "tire baskets" or "tire nets") offer unique advantages over traditional tie-down straps. Wheel nets work by locking down the tires, providing following advantages:

  • The vehicle's suspension continues to work as designed, smoothly absorbing the bumps of the road.
  • Wheel nets are not subject to loosening that can occur with conventional tie downs due to changes the suspension due to temparature or other variables.
  • Does not compress the vehicle's suspension for prolonged periods, elevating pressure on the seals.
  • Distributes the vehicle load across 8 attach points, versus 4 when using a conventional tie-down configuration.

Premium Wheel Nets Start with Premium Materials

We use only premium polyester webbing, for superior protection against abrasion, UV, water and mildew.
We use only premium polyester webbing, for superior protection against abrasion, UV, water and mildew.

Each wheel net tie down is constructed using 2" wide 12,000lb capacity webbing and 10,000lb capacity hardware. Mac's uses only premium polyester webbing, rather than nylon webbing, for superior abrasion resistance, UV protection and water resistance. It is also better at resisting mildew. Your wheel nets will last longer, with consistent performance and reliable safety.

But webbing is only as strong the stitching that forms the net. That's why we hand sew each connection with the industry's highest stitch count. The result is a wheel net assembly that provides 10,000lb Minimum Breaking Strength (MBS), suitable for even very heavy vehicles.

Patented Easy-Release Ratchet

Our easy release ratchet handle is better than ever.
The easy release ratchet handle eliminates any adjustment stickiness

Recent design changes to our ratchet handles make them better than ever! The strap mandrel is now free-wheeling, eliminating any "stickiness" common when adjusting most other ratchets.

The one piece handle and addition of mandrel caps makes this handle 40% more rigid and keeps debris out of the moving parts.

Tailored Attachment Routing

Standard wheel net configuration

Standard 2-Point Wheel Net Configuration

Our standard wheel net configuration consists of two legs that pull down from the net and directly connect to the hard points of your trailer. One leg includes our patented Easy Release Ratchet, while the other leg includes an adjustment buckle, for fine tuning the assembly.

This method is recommended for open wheel vehicles or when there is ample wheel well clearance to allow the wheel net legs to attach to the trailer between 6" and 8" horizontally away from the tire.

Wheel net configuration for confined areas

3-Point Wheel Net Configuration

This option is recommended for vehicles with low profiles, tight wheel wells or when limited side access makes ratchet operation difficult or risks hardware-to-body contact. The ratchet assembly is moved out from under the vehicle's body. The strap of the adjustable leg is then directed along the trailer bed under the vehicle, where it is then redirected through an idler and up to the wheel net basket.

For low profile vehicles, you might also consider our Tire Block Strap solution.

Example Configurations
Standard 2-Point Wheel Net System
with Direct Hook Ratchet
Twisted Snap Hook Attachement
Fixed 3-Point Wheel Net System
with Idler and Ratchet
Fixed Point Wheel Net System with Idler and Ratchet
Fixed 3-Point Wheel Net System
with Lashing Winch
Fixed Point Wheel Net System with Lashing Winch
3-Point E-Track Wheel Net System
with Idler and Ratchet
E-Track Wheel Net System with Idler and Ratchet
3-Point VersaTieTM Wheel Net System
with Idler and Ratchet
See the VersaTie system in action >
VersaTie Wheel Net System with Idler and Ratchet

How to Order Your Custom Wheel Nets

Call us at 1-800-666-1586 with the following information:

  1. Tire Height. To measure the height of your vehicle's tire, simply measure from the ground to the top-most portion of the tire, in inches, as shown below.
  2. Tire Width. Measure the width of the tire at it's widest point, as shown below. This will likely be the sidewall. Please note that you will want to measure the actual width of the tire, rather than using the dimensions embossed on the side of the tire.
  3. Vehicle Constraints. Give us an understanding of the room available around the tires to route the nets and straps:
    • Wheel well clearance. Is it an open wheel or closed wheel vehicle? Is there minimal space between the tire and the wheel well? Does the wheel well closely follow the curvature of the tire?
    • Ground clearance. Is there sufficient clearance under the vehicle to allow the operation of a ratchet?
  4. Trailer Constraints. Give us an understanding of how the vehicle will be loaded and secured.
    • Trailer Type. Is it an open or closed trailer?
    • Attachment Points. If there are existing anchor points, such as a track system, note the location in relation to where the wheels of the vehicle will rest.
Tire Measurement Locations Measuring a car tire Measuring a truck tire

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Made in the USA

We carefully sew and assemble each tie down strap in our Sandpoint, Idaho shop, allowing us to maintain a level of quality that is often lost to outsource. Plus, we feel good about creating American jobs!


WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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