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Old 03-21-2007   #1  
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Hubcentric Rings?

soo i got a question.... does the rings depend on the car or the wheel??? cause my tire guy was like get the rings not to feel vibrations
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Re: Hubcentric Rings?

im not sure what your asking. but i think u are asking if different vehicles have rings on the hubs, and yes they all do. it is used to make sure the wheel is on the hub correctly, and tightly so that it does nor vibrate.
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Re: Hubcentric Rings?

both. You need a 56.1mm ID for the car, and the OD of the ring matches the wheel's centerbore.
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Re: Hubcentric Rings?

yuup! Need to consider the wheel's bore and the car's hub.
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Re: Hubcentric Rings?

yup i already ordered them cause my steerin shakes a bit at 60mph
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Re: Hubcentric Rings?

there are two kinds of wheels hub centric and lug centric, the hub centric wheels stay centered on the hub of the car and most aftermarket wheels are made with one centerbore in mind and various car inner diameter of the hubs are different and you need a ring to fill that gap so your wheels dont vibrate, here is an illustration

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Re: Hubcentric Rings?

I've had rims with and w/o rings and no difference

Seems to me that the lugs should center the rim?
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Re: Hubcentric Rings?

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I've had rims with and w/o rings and no difference

Seems to me that the lugs should center the rim?

lugs that center the rim are only rims that are lug-centric...if your rim is hub-centric you need a hubcentric ring...or your rim will vibrate like crazy, it will feel like your wheel is about to fall off
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lugs that center the rim are only rims that are lug-centric...if your rim is hub-centric you need a hubcentric ring...or your rim will vibrate like crazy, it will feel like your wheel is about to fall off
Guess I just don't get it? The lug holes in the rims are tapper to fit with the lugs, ie; centered. If the lugs are tightened the rim will center itself to the hub.
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Re: Hubcentric Rings?

What centers the rim is the taper on the lug nuts & the rim holes. The hub centric ring will cause the mating of these holes, nuts & studs to occur correctly. The rims will start off centered & will be coplaner to the rotor or drum face. Further, it is the clamp force produced by the tightening of the nuts that holds the rim to the vehicle. Over tighening of the nuts will cause the studs to neck down, stretch & finallly shear. This happens in a one after the other fashion. Each failure increasing the load on the remaining studs. proper torque is therfore required.
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Re: Hubcentric Rings?

It's very important to follow the proper tightening sequence as well. Another myth is that the use of torque limiting devices on an air wrench is ok. It is not ok. More often than not the use of these devices will cause over torqueing . Use a torque wrench & store it in an unloaded condition so as to maintian it's accuracy.
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Re: Hubcentric Rings?

good info. i didnt notice any difference with or without the rings but i kept em on there. 80 ft/lbs per nut with a torque wrench. even the best shops ive been to dont know this lil secret. my rims still vibrate a bit even after numerous balances (sears got them the best), i just attribute that to crappy aftermarket rim design cause the stockers never vibrated.
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Re: Hubcentric Rings?

Holey **** Batman, Oldddd thread. lol

Sounds like autorepair 101. (but sounds correct)
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Re: Hubcentric Rings?

^^Im thinking the same theory too.
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Re: Hubcentric Rings?

Umm hey guys i read the notes u all posted great stuff but i still have some questions...

First off i went to Pepboys to get that issue fixed (vibrations) n they said they don't carry spares in-shop. so any ideas on where i can buy theseparts besides Online??

Oh yea n does it matter what year civic (2002 coupe) i have for the prats?

Thx guys
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Re: Hubcentric Rings?

the rings need to be specific to the car hub size and also the size and type of rim. so yeah you need detailed info about your car. i got my rings from treadepot.com
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Re: Hubcentric Rings?

Im gonna sound like a newb but whats dictates that you have a lug centric or a hub centric?
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Re: Hubcentric Rings?

the car design. i thought our cars were lug centric so the rings dont matter, but maybe im wrong. or maybe the rings dont matter if you get aftermarket rims that are the same size as stock. i always heard they work for bigger rims tho to balance them on the hub better.
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