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
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.