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Recentering Hummer Rims

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Anyone ever recenter their own hummer rims? Whats involved, just drop them on a flat surface and space the centers up into the rim, weld?
     
  2. resurrected_jimmy

    resurrected_jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    basically yes, but that "recenter" part has to be extremely accurate, I've done it with 20" rims by cutting the center out of stock military rims for a deuce and a half dut that was for a truck running rockwell's with 49x31 industrial tires, it was so rough i don't think you would notice if the centers weren't true. The way HMMVW rims are made i think recentering them without the aid of a machine shop would be difficult
     
  3. 85mudblazin

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    I think the hardest part is getting the old centers cut out.
    Then just make a jig maybe using a 14bff hub. If you want to be really accurate you can use a dial indicator to check the runout and adjust it from there which would be a good idea.
     

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