Hub centric Rings?

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Hub centric Rings?

Postby slyskiller » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:08 pm

I picked up some new-to-me wheels the other day. The bore of the wheel is bigger than the center part of the hub on the car. Does that make sense? Basically, I want to know if I need to get hubcentric rings to run the wheels. I have posted picks of the wheels mounted on the car. Thanks.

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Re: Hub centric Rings?

Postby billybobster » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:12 pm

I would mount the wheels and drive around a bit. If you're not feeling vibration then you don't need them. Otherwise, provided the wheels/tires have been balanced, you do.

Some people say you need them on a Miata others say you don't. On my Audi, I did need them, but then it uses lug bolts (ick). What was weird was plastic hub rings would result in vibration, aluminum wouldn't.
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Re: Hub centric Rings?

Postby Zissou » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:24 pm

On a side note. I can't help but really like those wheels. They remind me of Celica Supras or Starion wheels.
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Re: Hub centric Rings?

Postby slyskiller » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:49 pm

Here's what they look like on the car.

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Re: Hub centric Rings?

Postby Big Lan » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:02 am

As long as you mount the wheel the right way, you shouldn't need rings on anything, imo. By the right way, I mean snug the lug nuts/bolts down with the wheel off the ground, and do just the final torque on the ground.
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