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Old 07-03-2009, 11:50 AM   #16
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AFAIK the studs and hub don't carry the load, they only provide clamping force. The friction of the wheel to the hub is what keeps the rim in place. The hub centering rings are sometimes plastic and never deform, so I believe that to be true.
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:22 PM   #17
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i would have to say yes it does hold it to a certain point but i dont think it fully holds it. You have to remember the surfaces of the two are relatively smooth so theres not a lot there that would hold.
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Old 07-03-2009, 02:07 PM   #18
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The clamping force provides all the friction needed to hold the rim in place.
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Old 08-04-2009, 03:40 PM   #19
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Back from the deads...

I got the rings installed on lunch time. I will go try them on the highway on my way home.

And I think I maybe have found someone to fabricate my wheel spacers...
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Old 08-04-2009, 03:50 PM   #20
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Let us know if you find a cheap source of hub/wheel centric spacers. I tried some VW ones out but they didn't work. (They have a 45 degree bevel on the hub I didn't know about. )
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I will see. One guy I know used to work with a cnc machine. I just sent him an email to see if he would be interested to fabricate some for me. I'll let you know
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