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Old 02-05-2012
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hub-centric rings

i have just gotten some procomp steelies, these to be exact

http://www.4wheelparts.com/Wheels/Se..._pn=PCW98-5865

now the center hole is bigger than the hub, and when im driving on the freeway and hit 100km/h the truck starts to vibrate like a b*tch. the wheels are balanced, i just had a alignment yesterday at ford, so im guessing that my lugs are slightly out or the wheels just wont center on them properly.

could anyone point me in the right direction as to what size rings i would need? and where the best place to buy them would be. thanks!
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has anybody ever used these.. im sure someone on here has
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You might just want to check to make sure the Lug nuts are the right ones.
if they aren't right, they could not be going down all the way and holding the rim on.
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The stock ranger wheels are lug-centric not hub-centric. The lug nuts should be the acorn style.
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The only thing hubcentric ring will do is make it easier to install and remove the lug nuts on your after market rims by hand. My ions sit on the lug nuts once they come out enough that they don't center the wheel, and it's pita. But like leadfoot said they're lugcentric, so once they are seated they should have the wheel centered.
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Scratch that, I can't see that happening with steels.
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the lug nuts are correct, the rim is seated properly, all lug nuts torqued to 100ft-lbs. my stock wheels were always a pita because they were tightish around the hub, are all ranger rims lug-centric?
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Yup, very few vehicles aren't. There's a few years of superdutys and older dodges I've worked on that have hubcentric wheels. The lug nut usually have a washer on the end if them.
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tomorrow im gonna rotate them, see if that does anything. dont think it will but im out of ideas
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I'm kinda wondering if they balanced them properly... Do you have a **** ton of weights on your rims?
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no i balanced them myself, twice. i know its done correctly.

Today i took them off, and when i put the tires back on i held up the tire at the same time (pita) then hit em with the air gun. seems to have solved my issue. thanks for the help guys
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I hate to dig up an old thread but have a question regarding hub and lug centric. From what I read, the set up is hub centric if the center of the wheel fits snugly exactly to the diameter of the hub. Leadfoot said that stock wheels are lug centric but I don't see how it is when my wheel is being centered by the hub and not the lugs. Can anyone clear this up for me ?
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Hub centric wheels will have a lip on the hub.
yours just happens to fit perfectly because ford designed the wheels and the hubs.
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Ok, so even because they fit like that, they are still lug centric correct ?
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