Faces loose in the lip?

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  1. Anto195

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    I was trying a 3.5 inch lip onto my wheels earlier to see what the fitment would work out like, I had this lip at home and hadn't used it before, the face is very loose in it, should it not be a tight fit against the centre diameter? Or do different lips have a different diameter?
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    Have you tried putting all the bolts in so it centers the face up in the lip correctly?
    That gap shpuld be fine once its all bolted and sealed
     
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    No I haven't tried them all in yet, I'll give it a shot today, but the gap seems pretty even the whole way around even with two holding the face in,
    From any I have split before, which isn't many, I thought the face should be a dead tight fit against that centre circumference
     
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    Ill check my kfs tomorrow but im pretty sure the faces pretty much fall in place.
     
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    Thanks I'd imagine they should be, the face was tight coming out of the old ones but I'm not sure if that's due to corrosion, even still I don't think the gap should be that big
     
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    All my wheels bolted together are the same. Just clean with a wire wheel so all the surfaces are spotless you should be sweet. And make sure the rubbers on the valves are in good condition
     
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    Thanks man, I'll build them all up and see how I get on, of you get the chance you'd you send on a picture of the gap on yours
     
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    My cameras broken man. Sat it down on a bolt and not even that hard ‍♂️
     

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