What is a Center Bore? Hub Centric vs. Lug Centric
The centerbore of a wheel is the size of the machined hole on the back of the
wheel that centers the wheel properly on the hub of the car. Centerbores on wheels are
typically a standard size by brand or size (measured in inches or mm). Hub sizes vary by vehicle brand and style.
When this hole is machined to exactly match the hub so the wheels are precisely positioned, minimizing the chance
of a vibration, it is said that the wheel is “hub centric”.
Some wheels require centering rings that lock into place in the back of the wheel in order to become hub centric
and reduce the risk of vibration while driving. This is an acceptable alternative.
If you don’t not have hub centric wheels (lug centric), they should be torqued correctly while the vehicle is still
off of the ground so they center properly. The weight of the vehicle can push the wheel off-center slightly while
you're tightening them down if left on the ground.