Hub centric wheels

Shayne thequattroking at
Sun Aug 18 14:13:11 EDT 2002

This is normal.  The only brand I have ever seen that is metal is TSW.
Reason?  There is no reason to make them out of metal because the ring does
not support any weight.  That is all done through the clamping force of the
wheel to the hub.

Shayne P.

Oakland, CA.

Enough Audis to give plenty of headaches.

Parting:  1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5

> From: "dkpriebe" <dkpriebe at>
> Reply-To: "dkpriebe" <dkpriebe at>
> Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 12:32:07 -0700
> To: <200q20v at>
> Subject: Hub centric wheels
> I recently discovered that my wheels are not hub centric. Yesterday I was
> having my tires balanced, and asked the shop about getting adapters to make
> them hub centric. They didn't have the correct size in stock, so I didn't
> get them. One thing that surprised me is that the adapters are plastic. I
> had assumed that the adapters would be an alloy, aluminium or some metal.
> Does this sound correct?
> Thanks,
> Dave Priebe
> Kenmore, WA
> 91 200tqa 157k his
> 95.5 S6 100k hers
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