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When you remove the tire (wheel included) off the axle, there is a thin black plastic circular piece that keeps the wheel in place. What is that called??? Where can I get one from???

I got a flat tire today, and when i removed flat tire to put on spare tire, the black circular support thing broke, and without it the wheel is making all sorts of metal rubbing noises because it is not firmly in place (which is what this part would do). All it is that I need is that part which I assume is pretty cheap since it all it is is a thin piece of plastic.

Please help with info ASAP because I can't drive the car safely without it. Where to get it & What it is called????

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How important is the hub centric ring for the factory rims? I have heard it is necessary for when you have aftermarket rims (which I do also) but I need to know if this is necessary for the factory rims too??? The tiny spare tire is scraping metal and making noises without it, but I haven't tried putting the factory wheel and tire back on. Any ideas or suggestions???
 

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Dave C ver2.0 said:
Factory Legend rims do not use hub rings. You got something weird going on.
haha, thanks DaveC...well this is what is going on...i have aftermarket 17's, and those use those rings...however when I took the rims off last year, I did not remove the rings, since they fit perfectly with the factory 15's. Now one of those rings is broken...and my question is, do I need it for that one factory rim that I am about to buy a tire for? The weird thing going on is with that small spare tire I have, it just scrapes metal because it does not fit snugly (little loose) on the hub. I don't care about the spare since I am taking that off today.

I seem to be hearing from people that the factory rims don't have hub rings. But when I called the acura dealership, they told me they did carry it. Not the rings themselves, but the whole hub thing with the ring on it. Are they mistaken, or should I not bother scouring this whole area for a ring that may not be necessary for the factory rims???

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WhiteLegend said:
Factory wheels don't have hub centric rings, the center bore of the factory rims should fit snuggly on the hub.
Thank you very much...That sure saves me a lot of hassle since every place I called was out of stock of those rings. So I'm just going to buy a tire today for the factory rim that went flat and hopefully it will all go right, and I'll worry about the ring when I want to put my 17's back on.

Thanks again...knew I could count on y'all for clarification/help (since the dealers that I called don't know a thing). :)
 

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Any aftermarket wheel retailer can provide the hub-centric rings. Ex. Tire Warehouse. Buy an extra set. The OEM wheels do not need the rings. Is your scraping due to the spare wheel not being the correct application for the Legend?
 
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