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Old 12-19-2010, 07:36 PM
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Default hubs don't fit on rotors

i bought 4 snow tires on 14 inch rims from a junk yard. the man who sold them to me assured me that they were straight off a ranger, i made sure they had the 4.5 lug spacing, but i was oblivious to the idea that the hub sizes may not fit. so i tried installing them and the hole in the center of the rim is just a little bit too small to fit on my axels, my only feasible option is to sell them. my first question is if they won't fit on my ranger, what will they fit? are there different hub sizes for 4x4 and 2x4? is it about the year of the truck? i don't want to sell them to another unsuspecting inexperienced person, putting them into the same position that i am currently in.
second is how can i avoid making this mistake again? what number do i have to check to make sure the hole in the center of the lugs is the right size for my 2000 2wd ranger xlt?
and my last question: anyone wana buy 4 snow tires on rims for 300 bucks?
i really just wana break even and move on. it's supposed to snow all week and i just got done putting my summer tires back on
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:59 PM
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Default Re: hubs don't fit on rotors

What are the rims? aluminum/factory/steel...? This idea is completely up to you but I have done this and it worked flawlessly.

I had a set of 4x100mm (4x4) 14" rims with near new snowtires. I wanted to put them on my trailer. The hub was to small by about 1/8"

I bought a metal hole saw 3" I think it was, I just cut the centers bigger. they fit right on.

Mine had a very small ring/indent that I was able to set the saw into to cut. If you dont have anything there it will be hard to keep the saw center.

I also had to do this on my dads f-150 he is selling, He sold his brand new tires with rims cause he had a set of dodge rims and tires to put on, well they were from 2x4 and were to small to clear the hubs. I did the same thing but with a 4" hole saw.

I would at least check it out, take a pic of the center for me so I can see what it looks like.

One alternative is to grind them with an angle grinder, a 4" angle grinder would work, strip the gaurd off and grind it straight down and thru.

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Another very good idea is to just buy a set of wheel spacer/adapters. Just get some that are like 1", then they'd go on for sure.
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:12 PM
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Do the wheels center on the hubs, or the lugs? If they center on the hub, I wouldn't recommend cutting the centers.

If you do just want to sell the wheels, measure the center of the wheel and then advertise them with the measurements so there's no way anybody can make your mistake.
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Old 12-20-2010, 03:46 PM
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i don't think i would wana cut them, i'd rather just figure out what they would fit. anybody know if they changed the hub size on a certain year or something?
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:28 PM
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Can you post a pic of the rims so we know what we are working with?
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:45 PM
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:20 PM
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those look like stockers from a jeep

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itd be really easy tho to cut those out, get a hole saw just big enough so the inside fits the out side of that lip.

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would those even clear, looks like the backspacing is extreme on those, like the tire would be riding the leaf spring!!!!
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:28 PM
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so how about the opposite problem? if the center bore is larger than the hub? can i buy spacers for that? i know its no good having the weight only on the lug nuts.
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:36 PM
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Wheel spacers/adapters make the wheel center on the lugs, and not the hub if I recall correctly, since the adapter sits over the hub.
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