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Hub centric rings & Rhino rims issues?

Hey All,
This is Cherie from Vancouver, Wa. I have a '15 Tacoma TRD Sport Access cab that I bought new tires & rims for in March. Here's the deal....

Over the last several weeks with 8 visits to 2 shops no one can get my baby driving smooth again. I've had the tires balanced every time, an alignment, & now hubcentric plastic rings. 2 tires have already been replaced (everything was brand new the end of March) so what is the problem? I've never had these issues before & I don't know who to believe at this point.

The vibration is definitely in the steering wheel at speeds over 50mph. They replaced the lug nuts with locking ET lugs promising this should take care of it. I've read opinions good/bad on these rings so is it because they're plastic? Inalso have read they shouldn't be necessary. Needless to say, I'm about ready to rip someone a new one! Any suggestions? Thanks!
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Re: Hub centric rings & Rhino rims issues?

I don't have any experience with Hub centric plastic rings. Many years ago I had a shop that did not balance my new tires correctly and it would ride rough after 60 mph. Then by luck I found a different tire shop and explained to them what the problem was and they balanced the tires correctly and then it would ride smooth at 100 + MPH and now I only take it to that shop.

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Thanks Mad Maxx!

I'm going to take her in to the dealership at this point. I want to get to the bottom of the issues & take good care of her. I love that truck!

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Re: Hub centric rings & Rhino rims issues?

The fact that hub-centric rings are in play means that your new wheels / rims have a centerbore larger than the hub diameter.

I can't tell much more than that without knowing the details on the wheels (exact model / size spec's / offset or backspacing / etc.).

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Hi Enola,

Here's a pic of my receipt & one of the truck tire/wheel. Hope this is the info you're referring to.

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Re: Hub centric rings & Rhino rims issues?

Thanks for the documentation ...

According to the Black Rhino specs listing for the Sierra wheels:

https://www.blackrhinowheels.com/off...ims-sierra.php

... the 17X9 rims have a centerbore of 112mm. Your Taco's hub diameter is 106mm. The hub-centric rings are intended to fill the 6mm (total) gap between the hub and the wheel.

What size hub-centric rings were installed? I've read that (for reasons unknown ... ) some folks claim it's best to use hub-centric rings with an inner diameter of 108mm rather than 106mm. I have no idea why this would be advisable.

It could be the problem is resulting from the type of lug nuts being used. Tacomas use a flat shank-style OEM lug nut, and (depending on Taco / wheels) the acorn-style lug nuts don't always work well in securing the wheels to the hubs.

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