goldbrick wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:06 pm
Linus wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:49 pm
too large and you will have to run a center spacer which will cause you to drive yourself nuts trying to get rid of a vibration at some specific speed (speaking from experience).
Was this with a steel wheel or alloy wheel? What the spacer plastic or metal? From what I've read on-line it seems like steel wheels are usually locked in place by the mounting bolts/nuts....
The majority of rims are designed to be hub centric, i.e. rely on the center bore to center the rim on the hub. hub-centric rims have a lug seats that are rounded or "ball" (heavy trucks are hub centric and have flat lug nut seats).
Cheap aftermarket rims are often lug centric as they can have a large center bore and fit more applications. The lug nuts and seats are tapered to try and center the rim. These are what I've had issues with, both with plastic and metal centering rings. I refuse to use lug centric wheels, not worth the hassle.
As for spacers, i.e. to change offset, I won't touch them.