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loustylez
12-04-2007, 08:49 AM
title says it all. 'bought some 17" ASA's SR4's (i think) and the bolt pattern is the same but they're not hub centric. so i guess the lugs are the only thing holding them on. is this bad? should i get hub centric adapters? i'm not looking to spend money i don't need but i definitely don't want any problems. my logic tells me that they shouldn't be necessary but i'm all about doing things right.

i've searched but i can't find much that says if they're required or not.

i'm looking on this site for now. i'd have to find some way to tell what the wheels i have are to be able to tell what adapter i'd need. i just know the diameter on these is bigger than the hub centric OEM B5 RS4's i have so i have to put my shoe under the tire to hold it up while i put them on.

http://www.wheeladapter.com/wheel_adapters_and_wheel_spacers.asp

dmaize
12-04-2007, 09:15 AM
where did you buy them? they should have come with them.

loustylez
12-04-2007, 11:39 AM
from a local guy who had them on a benz.

chrislane31
12-04-2007, 11:46 AM
discount tire has the 57.1/66.56 hubrings.

loustylez
12-04-2007, 11:55 AM
discount tire has the 57.1/66.56 hubrings.

i'm assuming 66.56 is mercedes and 57.1 is audi then? i'd want to find some way to make sure, i wonder if it says on the wheel itself. i was searching for "hub adapter" and "hub centric", maybe that's why i didn't find anything on "hub rings".

so either way, do i need these or are they fine just bolted in?

loustylez
12-04-2007, 12:15 PM
just found this thread. i'm getting rings asap.

http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=165612&highlight=hub+rings

audiFUEGO
12-04-2007, 06:29 PM
wait.

I have asa ar1's and mine are the same. they arent hubcentric and very hard to mount.

i have vibrations on the highway from 65-75 mph and they have been balanced twice.

This vibration has a tendancy yo come and go.

could this be my problem?

audiFUEGO
12-04-2007, 07:16 PM
ok i need some too...

where can i get? the link posted by the OP is a bit vague

JaVa
12-04-2007, 07:22 PM
get hub centric rings they center the wheel and will proboby take car of the shakes.

SurferForever
12-04-2007, 07:25 PM
contact tirerack. they come with the wheels when you buy them so maybe if you call them they will sell you them separately.

audiFUEGO
12-04-2007, 07:29 PM
man and all this time i thought i had a bent control arm or something.

I got my wheels form tirerack.... they never sent me those... im callin and raisin hell [:p]

loustylez
12-05-2007, 08:21 AM
i got mine for $20 shipped from discounttire's ebay store.

audiFUEGO
12-05-2007, 10:08 AM
anybody know the bore size of ASA wheels?

I d/led a .pdf from their site but it was useless.

SurferForever
12-05-2007, 04:18 PM
^^^^^


discount tire has the 57.1/66.56 hubrings.

audiFUEGO
12-05-2007, 05:41 PM
Thanks surfer... those are the ones you used correct?

audiFUEGO
12-06-2007, 03:18 PM
Just for the record.

ASA AR1's 17x8 require 57.1/73 hubcentric rings.....Not 571/66.56.

Unfortunately i found this out after i ordered them.

manufan
12-06-2007, 07:26 PM
I would think that if you bought yourself a cheap pair of digital calipers, you could measure them yourself.

Like these http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=47257

loustylez
01-29-2008, 07:55 AM
ended up getting the right rings for these wheels and the wobble is completely gone. i can't believe i've been driving with that shit since october. it's soooooooooooo nice having the rails feeling again.

ended up being 66.1/57.1 which is mercedes/audi basically. i told them initially they came from a mercedes, oh well.

audiFUEGO
01-29-2008, 10:40 AM
hmm thats strange that mine were a different bore than yours...

but yes the feeling after installing them is incredible [up] no more bouncing.