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New Wheels and Tires

Hey guys i finally got some rubber for my wheels. 15x8 Eagle Alloys 058 wrapped in 31x10.50x15 BFG All terrains.

Q. They said at Cosco where i had the wheels installed that I need to get wheel spacers for the hubs because there is some room between the hub and the wheel. Is this something I have to put on and if so what size do I need to get?






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looks good
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I don't know what you're talking about the spacers thing, but if it drives perfect it sounds like its good?
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thanks guys.. when i went to the garage they put the wheels up onto the truck and the hole in the wheel is not snug with the hub?? they also said the lugs are taking all the weight. just a bit nervous with what they were saying.. the truck drives fine .. i havnt had it at highway speeds yet but other then that it seems great.
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I have been wondering about that myself. What they are talking about is hub centricity. (ie a hub centric wheel is one where the center hole has the SAME diameter as the hub to help bear some of the weight). I don't know how important that really is though.... In your case, the hole in the center of the wheel is bigger than the hub, and the wheel is not resting on the hub.
anyone know how important this is???

Edit: I love those wheels... have been wanting some myself...
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ya kinda like puttin this O over this o.. the little one will bounce around so what they are saying is to get basically a washer or sleave that will fit around the hub so the wheel fits tight agains it. and i dont know if our trucks are hub centric or lug centric just look at your stockers and see..

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They're called hub-centric rings. As long as the hole in the rim is larger than the one protruding from your hub then you are ok. There is no immediate problem because the rim will still fit snug against the hub when the lugs are torqued down. It's just a pita to install rims like that because in order to center the lug nuts you have to physically hold up the rim and tire while spinning the lugs on and be careful when tightening them because it's easy to tighten them down improperly. The rings are recommended for ease of installation only, and are not technically needed and cause no danger to the rims if you don't have them.

Oh, and the truck looks nice!
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They're called hub-centric rings. As long as the hole in the rim is larger than the one protruding from your hub then you are ok. There is no immediate problem because the rim will still fit snug against the hub when the lugs are torqued down. It's just a pita to install rims like that because in order to center the lug nuts you have to physically hold up the rim and tire while spinning the lugs on and be careful when tightening them because it's easy to tighten them down improperly. The rings are recommended for ease of installation only, and are not technically needed and cause no danger to the rims if you don't have them.

Oh, and the truck looks nice!
that pretty much sums it up
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looks great man love flare side beds
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loos real good.....i am with Stone, i love the flare side beds!
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Thanks for the comments guys. Got the truck on the highway today and it feels great. Also thanks for all the responses to the question about the wheels, the answers really gave me piece of mind.
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