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Chrysler Crossfire
Hub rings

This is one information page of my collection of what I have repaired on my Crossfire.

You should not do any repair on your car if you don't have enough experience and knowledge! You use this information at your own risk! Don't blame me if something goes wrong.


I believe this information must also be useful to most Mercedes C, CLK and SLK manufactured from year 1997 to maybe 2004 and if it has the 320 engine.

Chrysler Crossfire, 2005

2, Hub center rings with 5 mm spacer:

When I bought my car it already had these after market wheels, looks very good to me. To have them to fit they had mounted a 10 mm spacer between the hub and the wheel. Little bit too thick, 7 mm had give a better match to the original wheels. I have a 5 mm spacer in my "things good to have box" and tested it earlier, couldn't feel very much difference. But if I want to use it I must have different hub center rings. I measure here what size I need.

Spacer's inside diameter:

Chrysler Crossfire: Hub center rings

This is how the 5 mm spacer look. It's too thin to have its own hub and the wheel connect to the car's own hub instead. The inner diameter is 77.1 mm, I need something to fill out that gap with (77.1 - 66.56) / 2 = 5.27 mm.

Hub's wideness:

Chrysler Crossfire: Hub center rings

First I measure how wide the hub of the car is.

Chrysler Crossfire: Hub center rings

I got it to 9 mm. That means I get 4 mm left of the original hub with a 5 mm spacer installed, little bit too small, the hub has a slant at the end also.

Hub's outside diameter:

Chrysler Crossfire: Hub center rings

The hub outer diameter is 66.56 mm. When looking at tables about Mercedes hub sizes I got 66.5, 66.6 and 66.56 mm diameter. With help from Chrysler forum I understand that 66.56 mm must be correct. A little bit strange, why do a German company use this strange size and not SI units ?

Chrysler Crossfire: Hub center rings

If I need to support the hub center ring with the outer end where the hub cap is it has the diameter of 63 mm.

I feel this will not be a good solution just to correct the small difference with this thin 5 mm spacer. The wheel offset difference is only 3 mm, normally it's said that +/- 7 mm is okay, but it depends on the car to some extend.

Reinstalling the wheels:

Chrysler Crossfire: Hub center rings

When I mounted the wheel again I was extra careful when I tighten the wheel bolts. Started with a tiny torque of the bolts, then started a new sequence and increased it and so on until I had the correct torque. That will get the wheel center better on the hub.

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