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Re: what centers the wheel
Posted to Technical Discussion Forum on 1/14/2020

Lug studs are not to be loaded in shear...only tension. The tension clamps the rim to the hub and that clamp force creates the joint. If the studs are ever exposed to shear loads, the lugs are undertorqued, undersized, or the trailer is overloaded. Login to read more.