<VV> Special wheels WAS convention pics- a favor to ask

kenpepke at juno.com kenpepke at juno.com
Wed Jun 23 14:15:07 EDT 2010

If one wishes to make a close fit there is no harm BUT, there is no security issue.
There have been literally millions of cars and trucks produced that DO NOT have 
a close fit ... VWs, wide pattern Fords, many Ford trucks, Aluminum wheel Pontiacs. 
many Chrysler products, lots & lots of race cars ... to many to list.  There would be
no reason to not buy wheels simply because their center hole is larger than a
Corvair hub.
Ken P

HallGrenn at aol.com wrote:

In a message dated 6/23/2010 6:35:06 AM Eastern Daylight Time, kenpepke at juno.com writes:
The center hole of the 
wheel does not have to be a tight fit to the hub

While the shoulders of the nuts carry a lot of the load, everything I have read says the hub carries most of the load.  The nuts primarily keep the wheel and hub mated together and spread the load over a wider diameter of the face of the hub flange.  I'd want to keep a tight fit of the wheel hole over the hub.  You need both the nuts and the hub for security.
Bob Hall
Group Corvair

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