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Old 10-24-2011, 09:24 PM   #1
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Hubcentric a necessity?

I never really gave it much thought, but I bought the pro comp 7069's and they do not appear to be hubcentric. I noticed the AEV's are hubcentric. Is the lack of a real issue to be concerned about?

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Old 10-24-2011, 09:44 PM   #2
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I've never fully understood it myself, but have been informed by those more knowledgable than I that the answer is "no."

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Old 10-24-2011, 11:26 PM   #3
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I had a similar concern when i bought my non-hub-centric Level 8's a couple months ago, but DTD assured me that it would not be a problem on the Wrangler and sure enough...no problemo.
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Old 10-25-2011, 01:57 AM   #4
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Hub centric wheel are only needed if the Lug Nuts that secure the wheel have a flat surface where the nut meets the wheel. If the lug nuts have a conical surface on the wheel side of lug it is not imperative the wheels hub centric. As illustrated below. The top photo shows a true Hub Centric/Piloted wheel and hub set up and the hub is solely responsible for keeping the rim centered on the hub. THe lower photo shows conical wheel studs which can keep the wheels centered on the hub without the having a hub centered wheel. With a hubcentric wheel the load is carried primarily by the hub and the lugs basicly hold the wheel on. With a conical lug and hub centric wheel the load is still primarily carried by the hub. With a conical seated wheel that is not hub centric the lugs, via the conical seat, center the wheel on the hub, and the weight is carried by the lug bolts; this is ok as it has been done for years with aftermarket wheels.
This is a true hub centric set up.
These are conical lugs that are OEM.




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Old 10-25-2011, 09:30 AM   #5
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The term "HUBCENTRIC" is a phrase based on the European "24 hour Le Mans" races from over 50 years ago-

In the old races they used "HUBS" with a ctr shaft and no lug studs-hence "HUBCENTRIC"

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Hub centric wheel are only needed if the Lug Nuts that secure the wheel have a flat surface where the nut meets the wheel. If the lug nuts have a conical surface on the wheel side of lug it is not imperative the wheels hub centric. As illustrated below. The top photo shows a true Hub Centric/Piloted wheel and hub set up and the hub is solely responsible for keeping the rim centered on the hub. THe lower photo shows conical wheel studs which can keep the wheels centered on the hub without the having a hub centered wheel. With a hubcentric wheel the load is carried primarily by the hub and the lugs basicly hold the wheel on. With a conical lug and hub centric wheel the load is still primarily carried by the hub. With a conical seated wheel that is not hub centric the lugs, via the conical seat, center the wheel on the hub, and the weight is carried by the lug bolts; this is ok as it has been done for years with aftermarket wheels.
This is a true hub centric set up.
These are conical lugs that are OEM.
Absolutely "RIGHT", but no US auto wheels are sold that way nowadays

The only reason you SHOULD care about the "Hubcentric" wheels nowadays, is to make sure they will actually fit over the hubs on your jeep/car/vehicle-

A lotta guys willo get a deal on used wheels and they won't fit over the "HUBS"

The 4/5/6/8 studs, are what actually centers and secures the wheels --

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Old 02-13-2014, 08:02 PM   #6
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sorry to dig up an old thread but...

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I never really gave it much thought, but I bought the pro comp 7069's and they do not appear to be hubcentric. I noticed the AEV's are hubcentric. Is the lack of a real issue to be concerned about?
I just bought the same wheels and have the same concerns, should I sell /return and buy some AEVs that are hub centric? I've been reading alot on the subject and seems like speed is the only factor. Is off roading/flexing/weight distributio n a factor? Like I said a little buyers remorse, after spending $167 in shipping for four rims Procomp 7069s
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I just bought the same wheels and have the same concerns, should I sell /return and buy some AEVs that are hub centric? I've been reading alot on the subject and seems like speed is the only factor. Is off roading/flexing/weight distributio n a factor? Like I said a little buyers remorse, after spending $167 in shipping for four rims Procomp 7069s
AEV's are no longer hub centric. They changed to lug centric a while ago... should be no difference to the Pro Comps or most other aftermarket wheel out there... well, Rugged Ridge still seem to be hub centric.

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I just got the rugged ridge wheels. However they have conical style taper on them? I thought hubcentric meant that they center the wheel over the hub with proper backspace to prevent rubbing on calipers and/or tires sticking out past wheel wells too far. Displaces weight over your hubs evenly. Same word different definition?
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Old 02-14-2014, 11:25 AM   #9
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Hub centric rims are preferred when using larger heavier rim/tire combinations if possible, but if you are going to use lug centric rims then you should make sure to torque the lug nuts properly and recheck the torque occasionally.
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Old 03-06-2014, 01:14 PM   #10
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If too concerned you can buy you can buy Hubcentric rings that will fill the gap between the hub and the bore of the wheel. Inexpensive at around $8-$15 for a set of four.

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