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Wheel Hub - Rim Hub

By definition, the "hub" means the center of something, and in the case of wheels, it's the direct center of the rim. The hub is where the actual rim connects to the axle via bolts and lug nuts. Regardless of the type of car or truck, the rim hub is pretty much going to be the same. There are only two big differences in hubs, one of which is an extension of the first.

Size is the biggest difference. Some rim hubs are going to be larger than others. For example, a Ford Excursion rim is going to have a larger hub than a Geo Storm. All rims need to be properly balanced in order to work correctly. If the hubs were the exact same size, no matter the size of the outer rim, even if centered, larger rims with small hubs would be weaker and prone to easily bending and breaking. However, the lug pattern within the rim's hub will still contain the same spacing, by and large, with only the actual hub being larger or smaller.

The hub of the automobile is something completely different. This is the round piece at the end of your car or truck's axle that the rim attaches to. There are many bearings inside of the wheel hub, and even good mechanics dread having to replace any part associated with a wheel hub.

On the backside of your rim, you will see that it looks completely different from the front side. You can think of this like a wooden fence in your backyard. Your neighbors see the smooth, clean side of the fence, and the business end is what you contend with. Depending on the rim style and the make of your automobile, the back of your rim is going to slide onto the hub a little bit more. This backspace has to do with the rim's offset, and that is measured by positive or negative numbers. You can change whether or not you have a positive offset by using wheel spacers. Slide them over the studs for rims to extend.

There are plenty of things you can do to raise, lower or extend your automobile, but the most important thing is to have a good set of rims. By shopping at WheelsRims.net, you will find the widest selection of OEM rims on the market. Our wheels come in steel, alloy, chrome, silver, gold, and many more options.

We have rims available for any type of vehicle. Our pricing options are the lowest in the industry, and every set we sell comes standard with a lifetime replacement warranty.

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