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I installed, for my 2017 Outback, a set of Motegi MR118 wheels with 245/65/17 BFGoodrich KO2's and am loving the new look! Unfortunately I'm getting vibration at highway speed that was not existent on the factory setup.

The vibration can be felt throughout the cabin. No lift, everything is factory except the wheels.

I searched around the forums and google to get more information about getting hub centric rings to fit to the wheels but was not able to find much information. I am hoping this would eliminate the problem.

Could anybody shed some light on this subject (sizes, metal, plastic?), or if these exist for our cars at all?

Thanks!
 

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Hub-centric rings help reduce and can eliminate wheel and tire vibrations caused during installation. In this case - you should be running ring size 72.6 - 56.1. For more information on hub-centric rings, check out the write up linked below.

The Skinny on Hub Centric Rings | Subaru Outback


Let us know if we can help you with a set - DTD sells hub rings for $15.00 for a set of four(4); shipping is FREE!
 

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Whomever wrote that referenced article needs to understand that the friction clamping the wheel to the hub face does NOT mean that a non-hub-centric wheel will stay centered is you hit a deep enough pot hole. Centering the wheel on the hub is the ONLY way you can be certain that the wheel is centered at the time of mounting, and will stay that way under all conditions.
 

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Installed some rings from my local Discount Tire for $5 for the plastic set in size 73.0 - 56.15. This is just what they had in stock, but fit the Motegi's fine.

It reduced most of the vibration but there is still some around 75-80mph, but an acceptable ride.

I may chalk it up to the knobbly tires and cheap wheels.

Thanks all for the input!
 
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