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: New black wheels


cvjoint
06-23-2009, 07:01 PM
Here are some pics of my new Rugged Ridge wheels. I am trying to decide what rim protector to go with. Black or Stainless Steel.
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a42/05450R/wheels008.jpg?t=1245805211
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a42/05450R/wheels009.jpg?t=1245805249

scottyp
06-23-2009, 07:02 PM
looks good:beer:

atmotocrosser
07-02-2009, 08:55 AM
The black wheels on rescue green look awesome!

08 R R UNLIMITED
07-02-2009, 06:06 PM
Yeah...I also think black wheels look killer...Your JK
looks sweet bud...:smokin:

cvjoint
07-03-2009, 07:31 AM
Thanks. There are not to many hub centric black wheels out there. So thats one of the reasons I went with these ones.

johnmcd
07-03-2009, 09:28 AM
Looks Great:), wish I had the foresight to go hub centric.

NateK
07-13-2009, 08:57 PM
Looks Great:), wish I had the foresight to go hub centric.

Help a Noob out...
What is hub centric?....
:D

cvjoint
07-13-2009, 09:51 PM
This is off a offroad web site. Just do a search on hub centric wheels.


The Hub-Centric Concept: Well-Centered Wheels

An increasing number of new wheels feature a design element known as hub-centric. On a non-hub-centric wheel, the lug nuts perform double-duty as they pull the wheel into contact with the wheel hub and also provide support to the wheel in the vertical plane. In other words, the lug nuts support the entire weight of the vehicle. With a hub-centric wheel, the large center hole is precisely sized and has a chamfer where it meets the wheel hub. When the wheel is installed and the lug nuts are tightened, the raised centersection of the hub fits tightly into the chamfered hole of the wheel. With a hub-centric design, the lug nuts don't support any of the vehicle's weight; the wheel is supported in the horizontal plane by the precision fit between the hub and the wheel's center bore.

Mr.RonGilbert
07-14-2009, 09:09 AM
^^^Props for one of the best explanations that I have ever seen on here.... :beer:



Great lookin' wheels!!!!

johnmcd
07-14-2009, 10:13 AM
Well done.

NateK
07-14-2009, 11:29 AM
^^^Props for one of the best explanations that I have ever seen on here.... :beer:


Great lookin' wheels!!!!

Yes, that was a great explanation.
Thanks!
Only problem I see is that is quite possibly eliminates the possibility of an aftermarket hub. :(

I do really like the wheels though!
I'll definitely keep them in mind when I'm looking for wheels for my Jeep.
What is the weight rating on them?..