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Also, I'd send those "Kustom" drilled wheels back!



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Google "hub-centric vs lug-centric". There is alot of discussion about it. I myself prefer hub-centric and will buy wheels that fit the hub correctly or buy the centering rings to make it so. You will most likely avoid balance/vibration issues with a hub-centric mounting.
Thanks for the info.. I do have minor vibration issues with my TSW's but after searching online I can't find centering rings for them. Do you or anyone know where I can find out what size I need or where to get them?

Also, has no one ever come across the steel mounting suface inserts before? I was hoping that someone could tell me it's common and I shouldn't worry about but it looks like that's not the case. I guess I'll have to eat the shipping cost to send them back


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They look like a bit of a hack job done with a cordless drill and not a CNC machine. I would be scared that they would break at high speed.

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Are these the wheels?

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GOOGLE comes back with many examples of steel inserts being pressed into aluminium holes, to give it strength for the lug nuts. It looks like it is a common practice but the ones you showed us look poorly drilled and the inserts even look cracked around the edges. I'd send them back. If they didn't come from the Manufacturer that way, I would be hesitant to let the Tire Shop do them "in house" with Hackey McHackerton on the drill press.

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OP,

Mustangs are lug-centric and use the tapered lugnuts to center the wheels onto the hub, the TSWs you have are fine and are meant to be lug-centric to work on your Mustang.


As for the wheels you just bought and the pictures you posted of them, I would be weary of installing them. The sleeves look tack-welded into place and if they come loose, you will have some nasty, un-safe levels of vibration.


I would see what you can do about sending them back. Just inform them you don't feel comfortable installing them on your car.


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Are these the wheels?
Yep that's it.

Thanks for the input guys. The sleeves aren't welded at all, they are pressed in kind of like a skateboard truck kingpin for those of you who get the reference.... Maybe they'll be cool about returning them, we'll see.

Chris, As for the TSW's it's good to hear that lug centric is fine but I still have vibration issues at around 40 and 70 mph and I was hoping that I could get centering rings for them an that might fix the issue. Do you know if AM could get me those?

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Yep that's it.

Thanks for the input guys. The sleeves aren't welded at all, they are pressed in kind of like a skateboard truck kingpin for those of you who get the reference.... Maybe they'll be cool about returning them, we'll see.

Chris, As for the TSW's it's good to hear that lug centric is fine but I still have vibration issues at around 40 and 70 mph and I was hoping that I could get centering rings for them an that might fix the issue. Do you know if AM could get me those?

We don't carry any ourselves, however, Gorilla makes/sells them. You can find them here: Gorilla Automotive Products - Lug Nuts, Wheel Locks, Auto Security, Wheel Accessories

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I don't know if it's the pic, or the angle, or what, but those lug nut holes don't seem to be drilled out evenly from the center. The one on the left looks closer to the edge than the one on the right. I've never been a fan of drilling wheels to get them to fit. I had that option with my wheels and I opted to wait 4-8 weeks for them to make them in my bolt pattern, offset, and color. I think you should have done the same, it's not like you don't have wheels to roll around on.
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Thanks for the info.. I do have minor vibration issues with my TSW's but after searching online I can't find centering rings for them. Do you or anyone know where I can find out what size I need or where to get them?
I bought them from here before:

https://www.justforwheels.com/index.jsp?cat=hubcentric

The mustang's hub diameter is 70.5mm.


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