I just swapped my aftermarket winter alloy wheels&tires, for original summer wheels & tires. The steering wheel feels wobbly after I did that. I read this thread here on mechanic exchange Wobbly Steering-wheel after changing Rims/Tires? , which is exactly what I am experiencing. However, before taking off the wheel again, I wanted to check if this appears to be a spacer.
Past fall, when I put on these after-market wheels & tires, a shop put them on, so I'm not sure if they had put on spacers.
I took 2 photos. One is slightly farther out, so you see the wheel a bit, with rusty break pad in the background. The second one is a close up which shows the little 'crack' which I assume could be the spacer.
Thanks in advance
You are right and Paul; that was not a spacer. I took the wheel off and this is what it looks like.
It seems to have a rubber or plastic adapter on that I cannot identify. Looking on the web, this is how the hub-centricadapter should look when not installed.
Maybe I squished it with the regular rim?
Whatever the black ring is on the rotor, it is not coming off easily. What do you think that is and could it be preventing regular rim to come up close to the rotor, therefore creating the wobbly steering wheel?
Can anyone tell me if the black rubber / plastic part on the rotor the hubcentric adapter?