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Old 03-03-2016, 10:25 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by CapriRacer View Post
If you have a choice, no.

Please be aware that the needed for hub piloting is much more extreme for vehicles with passengers than with trailers and no passengers.

Also be aware that many aftermarket wheels can be fitted with hub rings that serve the purpose of hub piloting the wheel.
Understand the logic, just question the reality. Having said that, everything I read says soft ride with no vibration is best for the coach. That would make having a wheel off center a terrible idea, passenger vehicle or not.

So, IS AN AIRSTREAM AXLE HUB CENTRIC? Really wish I had looked closer when mounting the 15s. Since the hub cap moved, I do not believe they are, but ......?? Pat

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Old 03-03-2016, 05:36 PM   #30
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Wheel Sizing/Center Bore Tolerance

All of the airstreams I've messed with or replaced the axles on were lug centric. The hubs were too small of a diameter to center a rim.

You can test this by jacking and removing the rim. With the lug nuts removed the rim flops around on the hub and the studs won't center on the holes until the first nut is run up.

On edit. The rims with the pretty little center cap that slides in from the rear might want to be hub centric, but loose the cap and it's now 100% lug centric.

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