IDIDIT Performance’s New Steering Hubs Offer Easy Wheel Centering

Getting situated and relaxed in the cockpit is a necessary step in finding our peak performance. It helps to have a detachable steering wheel to facilitate ingress and egress, but the problem of getting it back on in the right way is an irritation we don’t need during the tense moments before the flag falls. It’s a minor concern, yes, but being able to get a wheel on straight without driving a few feet, stopping, removing the wheel, and trying to find twelve o’clock allows us to retain just a little more concentration at a time when we ought to be fully focused on the task at hand.

It’s a commitment to the seemingly insignificant aspects which helps distinguish a part from its competitors—something that IDIDIT Performance realized. Here, the small change comes in the form of a centering pin in the middle of its Quick-Release Steering Hubs for accurate centering along the spline each time. As the spline is made from steel and the hub from aluminum, the user won’t have to deal with binding of the quick-release mechanism when installing or removing the wheel.

“These new Quick-Release Steering Hubs ease ingress and egress from driver compartments and also serve as a low-cost security option when the steering wheel is removed from the vehicle,” notes Trever Cornwell of IDIDIT. “The removable locating pin allows the hub to quickly align with the spline, making centering the steering wheel trouble-free.”

This simple and effective addition is just one of the features that make these hubs so appealing. Tight machining tolerances eliminate backlash for tight steering and a precise feel. Also, the pull ring is made of anodized aluminum for weight reduction.

Obviously, this is a device for road racers. Not every hot shoe wants a wheel that’s perfectly centered every time. For oval track and Sprint Car racers who prefer a non-centered configuration, the centering pin can be removed from these five- and six-bolt push-pull hubs. Whatever orientation you prefer for your wheel, this simple modification will make finding it that much simpler.

More on IDIDIT Performance’s pull-type quick-release hubs can be found here.

About the author

Tommy Parry

Tommy Parry has been racing and writing about racing cars for the past seven years. As an automotive enthusiast from a young age, he worked jobs revolving around cars throughout high school, and tried his hand on the race track on his 20th birthday. After winning his first outdoor kart race, Tommy began working as an apprentice mechanic to amateur racers in the Bay Area to sharpen his mechanical understanding. He has worked as a track day instructor and automotive writer since 2012, and continues to race karts, formula cars, sedans, and rally cars in the San Francisco region.
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