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kjeeper10 02-16-2013 04:53 AM

First I want to say thank you to Discount tire for getting me these rings for free.
I did not buy the wheels from them either :D

My PM to DT was a shot in the dark. Pretty much looking at other wheels.
Travis mentioned for me to try these hub rings first.

I have not had the best luck balancing these tires around here. it was bad,
I avoided the highway if I could.

First seeing the hub rings I was like "WTF" nothing to these things.
I think they are plastic ?

This morning on my way to work I jumped on the highway. Vibes are still there but the jittirs/tires jumping up and havoc rolling over uneven road is a lot less. Perfect NO but they work fantastic.

I will note, I always cross my lugs tightening making sure the tapers best center the wheel.

The only negative so far is my center caps don't work with the rings.
These things were a rusted mess anyway. I tossed them in the trash and will eventually paint my hubs black.

If anybody is having issues balancing and have lug centric wheels, try these things :thumb: :thumb:

Ken

jadmt 02-16-2013 01:30 PM

I had custom hub centric rings made they are alloy and they were $25 a peice but absolutely a perfect fit and great peace of mind. My rims had a center bore of 78.3 mm and the stock wrangler is going from memory 71.5mm now I have nice snug fit and the lug nuts do not have to center the rim. The outfit is motorsports-tech.com and all their work is custom. I could not find any off the self centric rings that were an exact fit for my application.
http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/x...6647402386.jpg
http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/x...6647048190.jpg

Binx 02-16-2013 01:38 PM

I didnt put mine on and it runs fine. I didnt know they shipped them until I was opening what I thought were the center caps. Any reason I should put them on since I have no issues without them.

jadmt 02-16-2013 01:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Binx (Post 3376936)
I didnt put mine on and it runs fine. I didnt know they shipped them until I was opening what I thought were the center caps. Any reason I should put them on since I have no issues without them.

would you rather have the weight of your jeep supported by the lug nuts alone or by the hub and lug nuts. Every OEM manufactured wheel is hub centric so the OEM's think they are a good idea. Aftermarket wheels with the exception of a few, AEV is one, do not have the ability to make rims for every specific vehicle therefor generally have large hub bores so they can fit many different vehicles.

ohioviper 02-16-2013 02:00 PM

I have a slight jitter at speed with my MB TKO/ DT combo and I am wondering if I should try these ? How much are they and where can I get them ? My tires and wheels came from Discount tire direct and had them installed at the local DTD store.

aypanthony 02-16-2013 03:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ohioviper (Post 3376997)
I have a slight jitter at speed with my MB TKO/ DT combo and I am wondering if I should try these ? How much are they and where can I get them ? My tires and wheels came from Discount tire direct and had them installed at the local DTD store.

I have the MB TKO's and don't use the rings and have zero vibration. I think a lot of tires out there are either poorly balanced or are slightly out of round. If you have a full size spare, try and swap out the tire(s) and see if you can eliminate the jitter.

Binx 02-16-2013 04:00 PM

My TKO's came with them from DTD. Im thinking putting them on when I rotate since I only have about 500 on the setup now.

Jkfletch7 02-16-2013 04:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Binx
My TKO's came with them from DTD. Im thinking putting them on when I rotate since I only have about 500 on the setup now.

Where do I get these if I don't have them and what info do I need to know about my wheels

jadmt 02-16-2013 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ohioviper (Post 3376997)
I have a slight jitter at speed with my MB TKO/ DT combo and I am wondering if I should try these ? How much are they and where can I get them ? My tires and wheels came from Discount tire direct and had them installed at the local DTD store.

www.motorsports-tech.com

compare to photo above in my post this is what it looks like before rings.
http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/x...6647427125.jpg

wheel is supported by the hub vs the lug nuts. There is a reason car manufacturers do this.

kjeeper10 02-16-2013 05:36 PM

I am not sure of the cost. I'd pay a couple more bucks to have a aluminum/metal ring over the plastic though.
DT called Black rock and got the dimensions for me.

Mopar2Ya 02-16-2013 06:15 PM

Interesting, it looks like I should get some of these to help keep my Chinese wheels stay centered.

SilverSport 02-16-2013 06:25 PM

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Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at www.motorsport-tech.com.

jadmt 02-16-2013 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by SilverSport (Post 3377666)
Unable to connect

Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at www.motorsport-tech.com.

maybe the website is down for some reason. google search motorsport-tech and I know they have a facebook page (I dont) and it shows that is the correct address. Mine was wrong yours is the correct one, motorsport not motorsports

SilverSport 02-16-2013 08:40 PM

Its probably all us Jeepers swarming the site at the same time. LOL

Dick Blonov 02-17-2013 08:51 AM

Too bad they don't have 83.7x71.50 (for the Chaos 5) :facepalm:

DB

kjeeper10 02-17-2013 09:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dick Blonov
Too bad they don't have 83.7x71.50 (for the Chaos 5) :facepalm:

DB

Call DT.
I asked about hub rings when I first bought my wheels.
If I remember correctly, I was told they did not make a ring for my wheel diameter.

kjeeper10 02-17-2013 09:43 AM

http://www.motorsport-tech.com/hub_rings.html

ohioviper 02-17-2013 09:50 AM

Anyone know what the center bore is on the MB TKO ?

Dick Blonov 02-17-2013 09:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 3379917)
Call DT.
I asked about hub rings when I first bought my wheels.
If I remember correctly, I was told they did not make a ring for my wheel diameter.

Ditto. They told me no one makes 83.7/71.50. I'll ping them again, who knows :D

DB

kjeeper10 02-17-2013 10:00 AM

Or try the MS link that works :D

Measure and have them custom make a size. The stock size is not going to change.
If I were to guess there must be -.005 to -.010 clearance between the OD/ring - ID/wheel.

Dick Blonov 02-17-2013 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ohioviper (Post 3379956)
Anyone know what the center bore is on the MB TKO ?


Check post #908. 83.7mm.

DB

kjeeper10 02-17-2013 10:25 AM

Nice find ^


I would still check with them. Like I said, hub rings were not available for me either.
Travis did say they had to be special ordered.

kjeeper10 02-17-2013 01:42 PM

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Here is the hub ring and very rusty lug nuts.

Dick Blonov 02-17-2013 03:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 3380647)
Here is the hub ring and very rusty lug nuts.

Rusty for sure!

What's the size of your hub rings? 83.06mmx71.50mm?

DB

kjeeper10 02-17-2013 04:30 PM

Off hand not sure. I would have to go back in my PMs.

Dick Blonov 02-17-2013 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 3381173)
Off hand not sure. I would have to go back in my PMs.

Don't bother. Just curious (like my cats) :D

I PM'd DT about the ones I need.


DB

SilverSport 02-17-2013 05:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dick Blonov (Post 3379964)
Ditto. They told me no one makes 83.7/71.50. I'll ping them again, who knows :D

DB

You could ask motorsports tech to custom make you a set.

Dick Blonov 02-17-2013 05:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SilverSport (Post 3381368)
You could ask motorsports tech to custom make you a set.

They will, 100$+shipping+taxes+duty. :facepalm:


I'm checking out a shop in Ontario...


DB

kjeeper10 02-17-2013 05:22 PM

:eek:

SilverSport 02-17-2013 05:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 3381394)
:eek:

x10


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