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Looking at 17 x 9 ATX wheels. What does NOT Hub centric mean?

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post #2 of 6 Old 04-22-2013, 10:09 AM
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The wheel aligns on the lug bolts as opposed to on the ring on the hub flange.
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Any reason that it a bad design as opposed to Hub Centric

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Non Hub-centric aka Lug-centric = wheel centered via the lugs, space between wheel center bore and hub ( diameter wise )
Hub-centric = wheel centered via hub, no space between wheel center bore and hub


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its pretty much just marketing crap. unless the hub hole isnt big enough, the force of the wheel will be on the lugs anyways. if they cant get the specs right on the lug holes, then the whole wheel is probably shit anyways. so dont worry about it
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its pretty much just marketing crap. unless the hub hole isnt big enough, the force of the wheel will be on the lugs anyways. if they cant get the specs right on the lug holes, then the whole wheel is probably shit anyways. so dont worry about it
I agree with this. Most aftermarket "hubcentric" wheels have a little clearance to keep the wheel from ceasing to the hub (like OEM wheels sometimes do)... and rely on the lugs to center the wheel and carry the load anyway.

NOW... if you're talking about wheel spacers on a big tire and/or big power application, I would most defenitely use a precision-machined set of spacers that are specific to the hub, and to the wheel you are bolting it onto it.
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