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hubcentric or not?

i was in the proccess of buying new wheels but i started noticing hubcentric and non-hubcentric. Do i need to be worried about that on my truck? they will be going on a solid axle so it will have a through hub, but im not sure thats what matters.

from what i remember its just for balancing right?
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I have never heard of a wheel being hub centric or non hub centric. I know when buying wheel spacers/adapters its best to buy them hub centric which cost more $$$$ but are better for aligning the wheel /spacer on the rotor.
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yes wheels can be specific to this. basically if its not and your getting vibes, you might need one.

with offroad tires I would never even worry about it honestly...

andy its not for balancing but its related. basically its an exact centering of the wheel on the hub if its hub centric, leaving no chance for lop sided mounting...
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just make sure that the hub on the wheel is big enough for it to come through..

remember brenton tried that like 3 times lol
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^ haha yeah i remember that. Well like Gil said i thought of not caring because the tires are going to throw it off anyways.

i am going to go non just to be safe i guess. as long as i mount them in the air and tighten evenly it shouldnt matter. this was just the first time i saw it and thought about it
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Yeah, in fact MOST aftermarket wheels are non-hubcentric (at least for trucks anyways)... the best way to tell if you NEED hub centric is the factory lugs. If you have the acorn tapered lugs, the wheel will 'mostly' center itself. If you have lugs that have a flat back that you should try to use hub centric. but the fact of the matter is if it bugs you you could take a little piece of metal stock and mill it to be the correct ID and OD to make yourself a little alignment tool, but thats a bit overkill when you have 35" MTs....
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Yea, just make sure the center bore of the wheel is large enough for the hub. If you get hub centric, you can always get hub centric rings. But most truck wheels are lug centric, which means when you tighten the lugs down, they center the wheels on the truck.

We have a ton of "DUB" cars that come in for a vibration and if we see right off the bat that there aren't any rings on there, we won't waste our time balancing them unless they get the rings on there.

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