What Are Centering Rings And Why Might I Need Them?

What Are Centering Rings And Why Might I Need Them?


 In order to make a wheel that will fit as many different vehicles as possible, aftermarket wheel manufacturers usually machine the center bore to a larger size – and then use centering rings to create a tight, vehicle-specific fit. Don’t let universally-sized center bores deter you from ordering the wheels you like, because the use of centering rings to center a wheel on a vehicle’s flange has become standard in the aftermarket industry.


 What the centering ring does is fill any empty space between the wheel hub and the center bore of the rim. It centers the wheel on the wheel hub, so that no wobbling or vibrations show up at speed. It goes without saying that a properly sized centering ring is crucial to vehicle safety, handling, and ride comfort.