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    Hub centric rings

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    I just bought TSW wheels with a 72.1 bore and I need rings to fit my 57.1 Audi A6. I am having a hard time finding those rings. Does anyone have a suggestion?


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    I had to contact tsw directly. Mine needed flat tsw wheel specific rings to fit flush at wheel/hub...or try contacting who sold them to you to source the proper rings.

    Discount/Americas tire is tsw distributor and should be able to help if you can find the right employee who knows a thing or two. Can be difficult though

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    Stupid drift A4

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    Those are for wheels with an angled center hub bore. The tsw wheels are a straight through bore and those readily available ones will not set flush at the hub/wheel interface. Ask me how I know. Of course it should be that easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happy2B5 View Post
    Those are for wheels with an angled center hub bore. The tsw wheels are a straight through bore and those readily available ones will not set flush at the hub/wheel interface. Ask me how I know. Of course it should be that easy.
    Few minutes with a razor blade and they’ll fit a flat wheel pad.


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    True...but, why not just get the ones that fit right if you can. Guess thats a weird notion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by happy2B5 View Post
    I had to contact tsw directly. Mine needed flat tsw wheel specific rings to fit flush at wheel/hub...or try contacting who sold them to you to source the proper rings.

    Discount/Americas tire is tsw distributor and should be able to help if you can find the right employee who knows a thing or two. Can be difficult though
    You’re right, I eventually did what you suggested- $4 for the set.


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    Thanks to those who gave suggestions. TSW was upfront in saying that bore is one of their standards and they make a hub ring that goes to every car- you just can’t get it from the directly but through a retailer.


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    Nice, glad you got it squared away. Were they $4 or $40?

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    Quote Originally Posted by happy2B5 View Post
    Nice, glad you got it squared away. Were they $4 or $40?
    $4!!!! Must cost $.03 to make.


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    Lol! Nice. What retailer ultimately sourced them for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by happy2B5 View Post
    Lol! Nice. What retailer ultimately sourced them for you?
    Discount Tire, like you mentioned.


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    What tsw wheels did you get? Thinking of getting a set of bathurst. Have a set of mechanica for my wifes bmw 535xi wagon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happy2B5 View Post
    True...but, why not just get the ones that fit right if you can. Guess thats a weird notion?
    Just sharing an option.
    At no point did I say not to buy the right ones if available...


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    Quote Originally Posted by happy2B5 View Post

    What tsw wheels did you get? Thinking of getting a set of bathurst. Have a set of mechanica for my wifes bmw 535xi wagon.
    Bathurst, 20x9.


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