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Old 12-09-2018, 01:52 PM
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I've ran the car without the hub rings and I had no issues. I was careful cross torquing lightly so the wheel centered nicely, I did a few light passes with the wrench
 
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I've ran the car without the hub rings and I had no issues. I was careful cross torquing lightly so the wheel centered nicely, I did a few light passes with the wrench
Definitely a point that we all agree to agree .
 
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Absolutely!

I started collecting Dewalt tools a long time ago and have expanded it to their current cordless line. So I have the smaller of their 20v 1/2” drive impact wrenches. It fits into my MINImalistic travels to the track.

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power tools for the track

I don't allow myself to bring power tools to the track. It is a slippery slope to longer and bigger motorhome , so hand tools only.

If you suspect a wheel is mounted off center WRT the hub put a dial indicator to the outside rim and spin the wheel by hand. I do this all the time. I often let the ball tip a tiny distance from the rim and just eyeball the change in the gap. I have been doing it long before I have a dial indicator. That is with a poor student's indicator consists of an artfully bent piece of clothes hanger wire held by a visegrip.
 
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I don't allow myself to bring power tools to the track. It is a slippery slope to longer and bigger motorhome , so hand tools only.

If you suspect a wheel is mounted off center WRT the hub put a dial indicator to the outside rim and spin the wheel by hand. I do this all the time. I often let the ball tip a tiny distance from the rim and just eyeball the change in the gap. I have been doing it long before I have a dial indicator. That is with a poor student's indicator consists of an artfully bent piece of clothes hanger wire held by a visegrip.
I don't bring anything that doesn't fit inside my MINI, along with 4 tires in the back seat...
However, my friends joke that I could rebuild an engine with what I pack in there.

I've done the coat-hanger thing...Just not on a wheel. Mine are all fitted with hub centeric rings.
 
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