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Steel Wheel Centre Bores

Posted: August 14th, 2018, 5:05 am
by power ranger
Hi all,

I'm about to update my wheels and would like to find a nice set of steelies for my '09 Ranger Hi-Rider. The problem I'm finding, is most wheel makers don't accomodate for the centre bore of my ute. Most are larger to fit many different vehicles with matching PCD.

So I'm looking for some help to steer me towards wheel manufacturers, that make a wheel with a 93.1mm centre bore?

Any help appreciated.

Re: Steel Wheel Centre Bores

Posted: August 18th, 2018, 11:10 am
by Peter Aawen
Rather than searching for a rim to fit exactly, something that may potentially hafta be custom made, have you considered using something like the 'Hub Centric' rings to go over the centre bore of your vehicle in order to fit it to the centre bore of one of the more commonly available rims?? Check out these:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Hub-Centric ... 1698054124

Re: Steel Wheel Centre Bores

Posted: October 17th, 2018, 6:46 pm
by power ranger
G'day Peter,

Thanks for the reply. I ended up finding a set of wheels that come with a hub locating ring. I found it extremely difficult to find a suitable set of rims with the correct centre bore. I ended up buying a set of Gecko wheels, with a 0 offset. But they are not great, and it's a long story..

The short of the long, the shop had 3 attempts to balance, no good. Went to another shop, that was part of the chain to balance, no good. Started thinking my suspension and steering was playing up so took the ute to my mechanic. He said straight away the dynamic balance was out so sent it to his tyre guy who balanced the wheels, again. Now I'm told two of the wheels are buckled. So back to the drawing board!

My mechanic told me I'm running too much offset, but I think the Wildtrak runs a 0 offset in 255/50/18. Surely the Wildtrak suspension is no different to the rest of the range?

Re: Steel Wheel Centre Bores

Posted: October 20th, 2018, 10:40 am
by hoyks
Mazda engineers have stuck for years with the hub-centric rim idea and made it hard to find alternatives.

As for the wheels, the Wildtrack got different rims with lower profile tyres, looking at the vehicle descriptor ( https://myrta.com/rvd/ ) you should be running something around +10 or +25, depending on the model.
I've read a few stories lately about rims not running true and not being able to be balanced, looks like some of the stuff coming out of China is cheap for a reason.