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Old 03-17-2009, 07:35 PM   #1
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Hub Centric rings?

Jason (Ataru) was just over oohing and oooing over my rims a few minutes ago and then asked me where my hubcentric rings were fore them.

"Huh? What are hub centric rings?"

Yep. I got an education. Does anyone know what size the 16x7" Rota Grid takes for the Focus? I ask you because you've got the same animal.

Also...they sent me the wrong size center caps. Do you know what size center caps my 16" Rota takes? Thanks so much. I totally appreciate it.




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Old 03-17-2009, 07:39 PM   #2
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i have ran my Rotas without them for over 70k now without any probs...but to be on the safeside I have seen them for sale on ebay.
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I've read 63.5mm bore fits the focus real good.
Grids come in 63.5 and 73 bore.
It should be stamped somewhere on the wheel.

On a related note. Where did you order your grids from. I placed and order a few weeks ago, and this company is saying that rota's database is showing they have the ones I want in stock, but they can't find them in the warehouse.
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My wheels came with some, never heard of them before that either. I guess they're supposed to reduce vibration or something. I had a choice between free plastic ones or pay a little extra for aluminum ones, I got the aluminum... plastic sounds pointless. If they sent you the wrong center caps I would call them and make them deal with it.
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They center the wheel so you're not putting excess pressure on the wheel studs. If you've got the alluminum ones, I'd throw some anti-sieze around them or they will end up becoming part of the wheel.
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I've read 63.5mm bore fits the focus real good.
Grids come in 63.5 and 73 bore.
It should be stamped somewhere on the wheel.

On a related note. Where did you order your grids from. I placed and order a few weeks ago, and this company is saying that rota's database is showing they have the ones I want in stock, but they can't find them in the warehouse.
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well uh..... if you're asking what hub centric is, basically it means the rims rest on the lip of the hub, as stock wheels do. aftermarket/generic wheels not model specific are usually/always lug centric, meaning they rest on the lugs....

other than that..... I don't know what rings are, did you or your friend mean rims?
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Well mikebontoft read the other posts to find out what they are.

Some people are like "omgggg leik i can't beliivee you put thoze rimz on there only beeinng held on by the lugzzz liek WTF?!!!"

Almost EVERY older vehicle I've had (READ: Older than 1995 or so) has been LUG centric. It's NOT a big deal to put lug centric wheels on a car that HAD hub centric wheels.

If they fit, and you have THE PROPER LUG NUTS FOR THE WHEEL then you're fine.
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