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What is hubcentric?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Slick8810, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. Apr 30, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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    Slick8810

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    I was wondering if anyone could tell me what hubcentric means. they have it where you can choose yes or no when ordering new wheels, what does it mean?
     
  2. Apr 30, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Definition: A wheel that is centered or located on the hub by a machined center hole-as opposed to "lug centered" wheels that are located by the position of the lug nuts alone.
     
  3. Apr 30, 2009 at 5:28 PM
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    so it doesnt really matter if it is or not, right?
     
  4. Apr 30, 2009 at 5:28 PM
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    Yes. The Tacoma uses Lug centric wheels.
     
  5. Apr 30, 2009 at 5:30 PM
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    x2 very good chris:D
     
  6. Apr 30, 2009 at 5:34 PM
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    ;)
     
  7. Apr 30, 2009 at 5:35 PM
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    and i see molly is back :D
     
  8. Apr 30, 2009 at 5:36 PM
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    Yeah, that crazy Dog is still chewing up my shop rags...:)
     
  9. Apr 30, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    can you explain this a little further... i'm a bit slow today
     
  10. Apr 30, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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  11. Apr 30, 2009 at 5:53 PM
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    In this picture, you see the threaded thingys sticking out? Those are "Lug studs". On the Tacoma, Those are what is used to keep the wheel centered:
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Apr 30, 2009 at 5:55 PM
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    In this picture, though you see the Studs, you will also notice that the center of the wheel is sticking up a little bit. This is a "Hub Centric"

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Apr 30, 2009 at 5:55 PM
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    Think of hub centric like a barbell and weights. The barbell is the hub and the weights have a hole that slide onto the barbell. The hole in the weight plate is machined to slide on and support itself using the barbell. So the single large center hole on the rim is what fits on the hub protrusion.

    Lug centric is kinda the same but instead of one big "barbell" supporting the weight, it uses the lugs (5 or 6 little barbells) (threaded part) to support the 5 or 6 holes in the wheel. The 5 or 6 holes that slide over the lugs are what supports.


    Hey!!! 1000 posts....I AM OUTTA HERE.....Time to get a life! Thanks to all for the fun, the chat and the outstanding help and information.

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    You'll be back!!! THEY ALWAYS COME BACK!!!!
     
  16. Apr 30, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    i see... i guess i have always dealt with lug centric vehicles cause i couldn't think of any differences i have ever seen.

    thanks guys
     
  17. Apr 30, 2009 at 6:05 PM
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    thanks to chris for finding pic to make it ez to understand
    as always good job:D
     
  18. Apr 30, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    I get lucky...:)
     
  19. Apr 30, 2009 at 6:20 PM
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    most of the wheels i found are not hubcentric for our lug pattern
     
  20. May 1, 2009 at 2:38 AM
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    not sure if it was clear, but thats a good thing. you dont want to order hubcentrics, they are for GMs...they have a smaller wheel bore in the center and most likely wont even slide onto your truck all the way.... hubcentric = no

    that being said 80% of wheels come with a hubcentric ring, which is a piece of plastic you can optionally use. This is ok, you just wont use them when you put your new wheels on.
     
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