AR924 Wheels and hub centric rings

SHOthyme

SHO Member
Joined
Mar 5, 2020
Messages
282
Reaction score
317
Location
MN
I swapped my winter tires back on, with my OEM wheels, those darn plastic hub centric rings were stuck from my summer wheels so I had to pry them off and they broke.

I have AR924's with my summer tires, my question is, how important are the silly plastic hub centric rings when I go to put the summer tires back on?

I know what they are supposed to do, but does it really cause that big of an issue not having them, as long as you aren't a knucklehead about putting the lug nuts on?
 

rubydist

SHO Master
Staff member
Super Moderators
Joined
Jun 25, 2007
Messages
7,276
Reaction score
3,133
Location
Denver
In my experience you have to be really careful to snug up the lug nuts evenly in order to keep the wheel centered without the centering rings. I think they are worth having, so I would buy another set and then use some never-seize or similar when I put them on.
 

SHOthyme

SHO Member
Joined
Mar 5, 2020
Messages
282
Reaction score
317
Location
MN
I’ve been able to get away with not using hub rings. You just need to do what Rubydist said. But this time around I’m going to use some bc my spacers are 2” and if it’s slightly off it’ll probably be a lot more noticeable. You can get aluminum ones made here. https://www.uswheeladapters.com/hub-centric-rings/

Thanks! I figured I would go aluminum if needed, I think I will try a set, anyone know what size are needed for the AR924 on our hubs?
 

SHOthyme

SHO Member
Joined
Mar 5, 2020
Messages
282
Reaction score
317
Location
MN
I'm pretty sure I found the sizes, 72.6 to 63.4, but wanted to make sure those are the sizes. (especially if I'm going to drop $99 on them)

And for my next question... what makes the $99/4 better than this set of 4?


Thanks!
 

802SHO

Built not Bought
Joined
Oct 8, 2019
Messages
1,590
Reaction score
2,851
Location
Essex Junction Vermont
I'm pretty sure I found the sizes, 72.6 to 63.4, but wanted to make sure those are the sizes. (especially if I'm going to drop $99 on them)

And for my next question... what makes the $99/4 better than this set of 4?


Thanks!
I would buy that cheaper set. I paid $99 for mine but they are from my hub to the wheel spacers 71.5. From the wheel spacer to my wheels is too thin to make a hub ring they said. I guess if that company doesn’t currently offer the size you need it’s $99 for a custom set.
 
Last edited:

10TTMKS

New Member
Joined
Feb 6, 2020
Messages
4
Reaction score
11
Location
NJ
I'm pretty sure I found the sizes, 72.6 to 63.4, but wanted to make sure those are the sizes. (especially if I'm going to drop $99 on them)

And for my next question... what makes the $99/4 better than this set of 4?


Thanks!
To answer that.....absolutely nothing..plastic are $5, Aluminum $13. I have the $5 StanceMagic and they fit perfectly. dead on according to my digital caliper and haven't cracked.. buy 2 sets, but definitely use rings.
 

SHOthyme

SHO Member
Joined
Mar 5, 2020
Messages
282
Reaction score
317
Location
MN
Yes, as a follow up, the cheapo Amazon ones fit great.
 

RonPorter

SHO Club of America
Joined
Feb 25, 2001
Messages
3,658
Reaction score
2,503
Location
Lake Orion, MI
As was mentioned, the difference is hub-centered versus lug-centered. In the past, there were mfrs that were lug Centric. And if you are careful to evenly torque the lugs, you're fine. I've had shops, in recent history, that have lost a ring on occasion. For my FWD cars, I just put that wheel on the RR. If places like Tire Rack or Discount Tire still sell your wheels, they are able to replace them. Forget the cost, but it wasn't much.
 

Forum statistics

Threads
103,292
Messages
1,138,961
Members
13,333
Latest member
Jump_SHO
Top