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newb wheel question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 87'k5boggin, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. 87'k5boggin

    87'k5boggin Registered Member

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    Im looking at some pro comp wheels and they come in two styles: normal and hubcentric. but i do not know what hubcentric is, so what is it?:confused:
     
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    87'k5boggin Registered Member

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    i have searched for this but cant find anything!
     
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    mxfireman 1/2 ton status

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  4. 87'k5boggin

    87'k5boggin Registered Member

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    yes that helped thanks
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    We've always called them stud piloted or hub piloted, but is like what the web page says.
     
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    Good to see another MS boy posting up, so what exactly is the advantage? Puts the weight more on the hub then the lugs? Makes it easier to put the wheel on? Did I just answer my own question or am I way off?
     
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    hubcentric wheels suck. they come on the superduty. the wheels get seized on the hub and are a bear to get off. especially in the inner tire on a dual setup. hubcentric wheels will not work on a stud piloted setup. the wheel does not have taper built into the lugnut holes.
     
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    1st half yes thay suck .

    2nd half no. the aftermarket have the acorn nut seats in them. only the stock ford rims have flat flange nuts with no acorn seats in them.
     
  9. 87'k5boggin

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    yes i found out you dont need them they are mostley a waste of time just get the wheels with the acorn style lugnut bore on them
     
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    they still suck.:D all the aftermarket ones I have seen at swap meets are easily identifed by the lack of taper. what would be the point of having the taper since the bolt pattern is also bigger and will only fit the superduty? not starting a fight, just asking.
     
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    My blazer had all 4 tires siezed to the axles due to those stupid centering hubs. i had to take a torch to the hub and heat it up, still took a 2 lbs maul to get them off. Good thing they were steel rims. I don't think the PO had rotated the tires in a little while.
     

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