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Papabishop
Papabishop New Reader
3/7/18 8:36 p.m.

Am I the only one that looks at there car and seeing the wheels "spokes" not aligned the same. Bothers me to look at my car and wheels be "offset" to the point to lift car and make sure the are aligned in same pattern 

red_stapler
red_stapler Dork
3/7/18 8:37 p.m.

That's OCD.  ADHD wheel pattern would be HEY LOOK A MIATA!

jstand
jstand Dork
3/7/18 9:07 p.m.

They make something to treat that, take 4 of these and wrap with black wall tires:

 

 

Do not wrap with raised white letters, they may create side effects that including an irresistible urge to make words align. Other side effects may include desire to align lug nuts, valve stems, center cap logos and wheel weights:

sleepyhead
sleepyhead Dork
3/7/18 9:20 p.m.
red_stapler said:

That's OCD.  ADHD wheel pattern would be HEY LOOK A MIATA!

This needs more upvotes

buzzboy
buzzboy Reader
3/7/18 11:52 p.m.

It bothers me when the number of spokes has no relation to the number of bolts. Five spoke wheels with 4 lugs? Gross. One of the reasons I don't like TE37s is that they are 6 spoke but are almost never seen with 6 lugs

 

STM317
STM317 SuperDork
3/8/18 3:31 a.m.
buzzboy said:

It bothers me when the number of spokes has no relation to the number of bolts. Five spoke wheels with 4 lugs? Gross.

Me too. 6 lug wheels with 5 spokes don't quite look right either. Maybe all vehicles should just have 5 lugs. And while we're at it, the only time wheels look good with fewer than 5 spokes is when they have no spokes.

buzzboy
buzzboy Reader
3/8/18 9:08 a.m.

Two spoke wheels are not the best

Duke
Duke MegaDork
3/8/18 9:28 a.m.
buzzboy said:

It bothers me when the number of spokes has no relation to the number of bolts. Five spoke wheels with 4 lugs? Gross. One of the reasons I don't like TE37s is that they are 6 spoke but are almost never seen with 6 lugs

This bothers me sometimes, sometimes not, depending upon the spoke / hub design.

But do you want to know what really bugs the crap out of me?  Directional wheel designs that don't have a right and left variant.  If they're all the same, they're always backwards on one side or the other of the car, no matter what.  That's the main reason I really dislike directional wheels.

djsilver
djsilver Reader
3/8/18 9:37 a.m.

I've passed up some deals because I can't see me with 6-spoke wheels on a 5-lug hub.  I know RPF1's and TE37's are great wheels, but I can't do it....,

barefootskater
barefootskater Reader
3/8/18 9:38 a.m.
buzzboy said:

Two spoke wheels are not the best

As a general rule, I like fewer spokes. TIL that there can be too few.

TheRX7Project
TheRX7Project Reader
3/8/18 9:47 a.m.

I personally am a fan of 4-spokes on 4-lugs and 5-spokes on 5-lugs and so on. Or multiples of such (8 spokes on 4 lugs, 10 on 5, etc.)

But the spokes definitely need to either line up directly with OR directly between each spoke.

OCD...

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson MegaDork
3/8/18 10:02 a.m.

OP need center locks Image result for center lock wheels

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
3/8/18 10:10 a.m.

Always bothered me because I know the wheels aren't handed and they'll be "spinning" the opposite direction on the other side. I'm with Duke on this one.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
3/8/18 10:18 a.m.
TheRX7Project said:

I personally am a fan of 4-spokes on 4-lugs and 5-spokes on 5-lugs and so on. Or multiples of such (8 spokes on 4 lugs, 10 on 5, etc.)

But the spokes definitely need to either line up directly with OR directly between each spoke.

OCD...

I agree with this.  I can live with a 4-lug / 6-spoke wheel, because it's at least an even multiple of 1.5 spokes per lug.  But it's hard to find 5-lug, 7.5-spoke wheels.

tomtomgt356
tomtomgt356 GRM+ Memberand Reader
3/8/18 11:23 a.m.
Papabishop said:

Am I the only one that looks at there car and seeing the wheels "spokes" not aligned the same. Bothers me to look at my car and wheels be "offset" to the point to lift car and make sure the are aligned in same pattern 

No need to lift the car. Just do a burnout till they are aligned! devilyes

jmabarone
jmabarone New Reader
3/8/18 11:48 a.m.

My wife's Five Hundred had 5 lug, 7 spoke wheels...always bugged the crap out of me.  I agree about the TE37s too. 

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy UltimaDork
3/8/18 3:28 p.m.
STM317 said:

 

 And while we're at it, the only time wheels look good with fewer than 5 spokes is when they have no spokes.

I can't agree completely, but only based on this:

codrus
codrus GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
3/8/18 4:15 p.m.

Dirtydog
Dirtydog GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
3/8/18 4:25 p.m.
jstand said:

They make something to treat that, take 4 of these and wrap with black wall tires:

 

 

Do not wrap with raised white letters, they may create side effects that including an irresistible urge to make words align. Other side effects may include desire to align lug nuts, valve stems, center cap logos and wheel weights:

I don't really like those wheels on a appliance type vehicle.

jstand
jstand Dork
3/8/18 5:04 p.m.

In reply to Dirtydog :

I agree, there are very few cars I would put those on, but they do eliminate the issue of spoke alignment.

 

Dirtydog
Dirtydog GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
3/8/18 5:09 p.m.

In reply to jstand :

True, true.  But doing a load of laundry, would be tough.

gumby
gumby GRM+ Memberand New Reader
3/8/18 5:41 p.m.

Perfect timing. I saw this the other day, and it still disturbs my sleep

 

 

You're welcome.

Papabishop
Papabishop New Reader
3/8/18 6:31 p.m.

In reply to gumby :

Dafuq

Knurled.
Knurled. GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/8/18 6:42 p.m.
red_stapler said:

That's OCD.  ADHD wheel pattern would be HEY LOOK A MIATA!

 

And yes it bothers the hell out of me when the automaker makes the center cap in such a way that it is impossible to line up the logo with the valve stem Ford I an looking directly at you and making eye contact you piss-poor center cap aligning a-holes.

 

I always install non-keyed center caps so that the valve stem is at 12 o'clock with the cap vertical.  With white letter tires, the manufacturer's name is centered over the valve stem.

 

 

It's called paying attention to detail.

 

Knurled.
Knurled. GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/8/18 6:55 p.m.
Duke said:
buzzboy said:

It bothers me when the number of spokes has no relation to the number of bolts. Five spoke wheels with 4 lugs? Gross. One of the reasons I don't like TE37s is that they are 6 spoke but are almost never seen with 6 lugs

This bothers me sometimes, sometimes not, depending upon the spoke / hub design.

But do you want to know what really bugs the crap out of me?  Directional wheel designs that don't have a right and left variant.  If they're all the same, they're always backwards on one side or the other of the car, no matter what.  That's the main reason I really dislike directional wheels.

 

The original Taurus SHO had directional, handed wheels.

 

The wheels were apparently installed at random on the assembly line.  A lot of cars got something other than two lefts and two rights.  SHO owners would advertise and trade lefts for rights so that their cars would have the correct wheels on them.

 

 

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