Made my own hub stands.

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  1. Buddy
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    20141213_123107.jpg I like to pull my summers off to help with flat spots and to save the rubber. But I don't have a extra set of wheels and tires, and since I don't drive it in the winter anyways I made a set of hub stands at work. Came out great and their super solid.
     

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    These I like, a lot. I'd buy these for my STi
     
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    readymix ...Lest ye be trod upon... Staff Member

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    These are definitely awesome.
     
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    You said on FB you would sell sets for $300, I think there would be a lot of people who would buy them.
    Powder coating would make them even better.
     
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    Maybe have them dual drilled for 5x114 and 5x100, even bigger market.
     
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    If I can get a few guys lined up that would like a set. I would consider doing a run, I would definitely consider doing a dual bolt pattern if wanted.
     
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    Would it be possible to put those caster sets under them? Or would the hub spin and drop the car possibly? They look sweet though
     
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    Those are pretty cool! Those would have a ton of uses...not just for storage.

    I'm interested....but it's not in the budget right now. Maybe after the holidays/tax time....
     
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    I was kinda thinking the same thing I was just trying to keep it easy.

    If there's interest I'll make some dual bolt pattern that way it will work for a wrx or sti.
     
  10. Ryan FailRad
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    I think if the parking brake was applied the hubs wouldn't spin and it would be possible, I was thinking more of those things that people usually put the tires on when they want to roll the car around except adapting them to be under your setup
     
  11. Nhibbs
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    You mean add caster wheels underneath these hubstands so you could move the car around.
    You would need to find caster wheels that could take the load and then have the baseplate drilled on 4 corners to mount them.
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    Pretty much except I was thinking more like this.
    image.jpg .
     
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    These would be great for stealing wheels too, but the price has to come down (mass production maybe). Would show what a classy criminal you are by not using cinder blocks.
     
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    The sti and scoob logos really complete these. Nice!
     
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    ...And is a trademark
     
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    I would definitely like to pay less for a set that doesn't have STi or Subaru logos laser cut on them. I guess my only concern about them at that point would be that I worry about the wheel hubs rotating and rolling the car onto its face. A wider base might put the mind at ease.
     
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    I would say build it with a bolt on hub mount so you can build the base stand then have interchangeable hub faces to fit different bolt patterns... For example 5x130 :)

    Or use through pins for the stud/bolt mount and have them on articulating joints like an engine stand.

    Nice work, Steve. Looks good.
     
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    This was my first thought too when I looked at the base. Personally I would feel safer with a longer (longitudinal) base in case something put some pressure against the front or rear of the car (fat-ass friend leaning on it, another car accidentally bumping it, etc).
     
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    Looks great! Once I get my oven going I'd be willing to do some powder coating for you if you make this a thing. Also would be interested in a set 5x100 for my brz
     
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    Anything come of these? if you widen the base a bit, i'd be interested in a set for my Z.
    They'd be incredibly helpful for doing chassis setup work
     
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    I've had these on for a few months now. I've rocked my car back and forth and side to side working on it and they're super solid with the 10x10 bases I have. I'd be willing to make the bases bigger if that's what everyone wants but I don't think it's necessary. (Jack stands are only 6x6 or 8x8) I used 10" because it nested nicer with the other parts on a 48x48 sheet. I'm game to make a few sets but they'd still be 300$ a set. (Even at my bulk rate .250 steel is not cheap plus my time and my welders time)
     
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    These looks awesome man! This might be a dumb question, but once these were on the hubs, was it hard to drop the car down and get all four bases to be flat on the ground?
     
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    ^ A little bit. I just lowered it down slowly and went from side to side moving them into place.
     
  24. Terry Ammerman
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    You don't need different bolt patterns for this, just slot them and they fit everything. As for the casters, you would just be asking for trouble because if the wheels catch something, you will go down, unless you find a way to lock all the brakes to keep them from rotating.
     
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    A simple brace between the front and rear would prevent them from rotating
     
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    Bump. Did this ever turn into anything? I'd love a set of these.
     
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    I'm glad someone found this thread, I was looking for it the other day but couldn't remember what it was called.. I too would be interested in a set!
     
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    Not really. But I still have all the files. If you guys are serious I could make a few sets. Price is 300$ unfinished. With a 50$ non refundable up front. I could also do a duel 5x100 and 5x114.
     
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    Sent you a PM/conversation.
     
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    Bumping thread.
     
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    He's been offline since February. Probably hasn't even seen the messages yet
     
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    I like them overall. But I'd rather store a car of jack stands vs these. Because letting a car sit on the hubs for long durations car leave flat spots in your wheel bearings. I've had a car stored over the winter and had a few wheel bearings go. Just my experience.
     
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    Bearings will not get flat spots storing with the weight of the vehicle on them.... you had another issue!