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Determining Hub-Centric/Lug-Centric

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by Apfrank2008, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. Jan 5, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    Apfrank2008

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    How do you determine if your wheels are hub-centric or lug-centric? I have a 98' Taco 2WD and am looking to purchase wheel spacers. I've heard that hub-centric is the way to go but don't your wheels need to support that?
     
  2. Jan 6, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    I was told by JEGS that my truck is lug centric and have lug centric wheels for it sitting in the garage. I need to get them test fitted to make sure they'll work. I'll post back with results
     
  3. Jan 7, 2011 at 10:52 AM
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    i have lug centric on my 2010 5 lug
     
  4. Jan 10, 2011 at 10:48 PM
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    How can you really tell by looking at it? I mean there is a hub that fits perfectly into the center bore but with the conical lugs it seems like the lugs would center it too...
     
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    lug centric.
     
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    Wheels / rims (in and of themselves) aren't hub- or lug-centric at all.

    Hub-centric / lug-centric refers to the fitment between a wheel and a particular vehicle's hub. It has to do with the fit-up relationship between wheel and hub - not with either one by itself.

    If the wheel's centerbore closely corresponds to the hub diameter (in your case - 67.1mm) the wheel fits snugly on the hub. The hub is weight-bearing and ensures the wheel is centered when it's mounted. This fitment is 'hub-centric', because the hub centers the wheel.

    If the wheel's centerbore is too large to fit snugly on the hub, the lugs / studs have to bear the weight and centering must be done by adjusting the fit-up on the lugs. This fitment is 'lug-centric', because centering is done with the lugs.
     
  7. Jan 20, 2011 at 5:50 PM
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    x2 on what he said after many years slingin tires, this is the truth. Basically its how the wheel fits. lets just say my buddy had some wheels on his jeep, and they were hub centric on his jeep. So i bought those wheels from him for my truck. Now on my truck they are lug centric.. Not a big deal, just the way it fits my vehicle to his... As long as THEY DO FIT.
     
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