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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2310 on: March 13, 2019, 10:52:24 PM »
Hubcentric rings?...

It's a new one on me, I'll have to google it
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2311 on: March 14, 2019, 07:46:46 AM »
Well, they say every day should be an education.....

I never knew these things even existed.....

Surely they take out the "slop" if your centre bore on your wheel is larger than the centre of your hub/disc.

I guess you cant always buy the right centre bore on the wheels you would like. A good example of why you shouldn't rely on the wheel nuts to self centralise.

Good info guys  :13:
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2312 on: March 14, 2019, 09:39:30 AM »
7500 rpm in 4th is around 140mph so this is why any minor wheel/hub inbalance  shows up!.

Chances are, I could take the wheels off, bolt them up again and they would settle in a slightly different place. If I run the hub rings to really make sure the wheels are centralised on the hubs then I shouldn't have any more issues. 

Normally across 5 studs the wheel would  centralise itself, but this is obviously not always the case with Christeen, after all she does have a mind of her own  :c002:
« Last Edit: March 14, 2019, 09:41:55 AM by clive »
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2313 on: March 14, 2019, 09:50:22 AM »
These things are sent to try us I guess.

A minor hiccup in the grand scheme of things.
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2314 on: March 14, 2019, 09:55:04 AM »
Better not let Christine find out you are calling her "Christeen", that's really asking for trouble  :)) :))

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2315 on: March 14, 2019, 11:43:12 AM »
Better not let Christine find out you are calling her "Christeen", that's really asking for trouble  :)) :))

I thought a rename may help  >:D

Just thought, some may not know what the Christine is all about.

It's the 1980's horror film with the car that had a mind of its own.

Became, especially poignant after the RX-8 set itself alight at Silverstone a few years back!. 
« Last Edit: March 14, 2019, 11:49:39 AM by clive »
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2316 on: March 14, 2019, 01:09:10 PM »
Am I getting confused over the man that got chased by a HGV that tried to kill him........wasn't that "duel" or something?
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2317 on: March 14, 2019, 01:10:27 PM »
Nah that was Teresa May...rofl...lol

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2318 on: March 14, 2019, 01:17:13 PM »
 :)) :)) :)) :)) :)) :icon_thumright:
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2319 on: March 14, 2019, 03:31:07 PM »
Am I getting confused over the man that got chased by a HGV that tried to kill him........wasn't that "duel" or something?
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