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Old 05-26-2011, 09:58 PM   #1
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Question ASA AR1 E46 Hub Centering Rings?

I recently had new hankook v12's put on at Discount Tire and my alignment done by my independent service StriclyBMW. StrictlyBMW tells me I'm missing my centering rings (sucks that discount tire missed that one and also underinflated my LF tire to a whopping 22lbs )...I have noticed the strange vibrations at 80 up to 120mph on 3 different sets of tires, the original set, the winter set, and now this set, over the last 10 months.

Does TireRack supply these rings for a reasonable price? They somehow disappeared from the previous owner

Black ASA AR1 18" staggered setup

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Old 05-27-2011, 11:35 AM   #2
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If you can shoot me an email containing the part #s stamped on the back of the wheel I can look into this for you. Odds are that we have them in stock for $5-$7 per ring.
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:58 PM   #3
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i dunno if you can get the information from here but these are the wheels

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...All&sort=Brand

im having similar problems with them, ive 17"s though

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=846562

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Old 05-27-2011, 02:00 PM   #4
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I'm afraid I'll need the actual part #s as there are a few different versions of this wheel that have been in production over the years.
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I have ASA AR1's with no problems.....
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Old 05-28-2011, 03:28 PM   #6
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If you can shoot me an email containing the part #s stamped on the back of the wheel I can look into this for you. Odds are that we have them in stock for $5-$7 per ring.
edit: Email sent, there were alot of different numbers, one on every spoke so here you go, and thanks alot for your time...

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The front wheels should already by hub centric (no rings used). We have the rings in stock for the two rear wheels for less than $17 for the pair including UPS shipping.
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The front wheels should already by hub centric (no rings used). We have the rings in stock for the two rear wheels for less than $17 for the pair including UPS shipping.
Great news!

I sent an email, couldn't find them on the site a second try (that's what brought me to posting on here) I will try the phone number when I get time tomorrow.

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I have a difficult time actually calling and talking to somebody at TireRack, I work alot.
I would still like to get those centering rings if possible...if somebody could please send me a link or maybe an email and take my billing/shipping info and sell me some product I would be greatly appreciated.

I recently sent an email and got the "your rims don't need them" response from a guy named Austin Martin. I don't think I stated clearly that my wheels aren't the default wheels that his screen is telling him I have.

Help me out Gary, you already know what rings I need...thanks buddy!!
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I have a difficult time actually calling and talking to somebody at TireRack, I work alot.
I would still like to get those centering rings if possible...if somebody could please send me a link or maybe an email and take my billing/shipping info and sell me some product I would be greatly appreciated.

I recently sent an email and got the "your rims don't need them" response from a guy named Austin Martin. I don't think I stated clearly that my wheels aren't the default wheels that his screen is telling him I have.

Help me out Gary, you already know what rings I need...thanks buddy!!
If you aren't able to call sometime between 8AM and 8PM Eastern, just shoot me an email and we can place the order that way. These aren't available online.
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:00 AM   #12
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Thanks again Gary, those rings definitely solved the horrible vibration issues I was having.

I put the hub centric rings on and found that the wheel wouldn't fit on the hub, I simply took a dremel and carefully removed those raised edges of the tabs. They fit real tight now and that's good, when I'm doing 100 it feels like 25, no more vibrations

I've heard that electrical tape will work but you do have to put it on right, however it is temporary at best.
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I would not recommend using electrical tape in place of a hubcentric ring, as it would likely compress or change in size over time.
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What exact hubcentricc rings did you need? I'm also having vibration issues.
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Great news!

I sent an email, couldn't find them on the site a second try (that's what brought me to posting on here) I will try the phone number when I get time tomorrow.

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What raised edge tabs did u have to dremel?
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Thanks again Gary, those rings definitely solved the horrible vibration issues I was having.

I put the hub centric rings on and found that the wheel wouldn't fit on the hub, I simply took a dremel and carefully removed those raised edges of the tabs. They fit real tight now and that's good, when I'm doing 100 it feels like 25, no more vibrations

I've heard that electrical tape will work but you do have to put it on right, however it is temporary at best.
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