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Old 10-03-2006, 07:02 PM   #41
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I've read in several other threads (this one too) about the hubcaps flying off. Well, it has been 2 weeks I've had my caps on and I've still got them - knock on wood . I live on a dirt road way out in the country that has some serious washboard and they haven't even wanted to partially come loose. Overall, I've very happy. Can't say if it made a difference for mileage but it sets it apart from all the other Metros.
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Old 10-03-2006, 09:09 PM   #42
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I've read in several other threads (this one too) about the hubcaps flying off. Well, it has been 2 weeks I've had my caps on and I've still got them - knock on wood . I live on a dirt road way out in the country that has some serious washboard and they haven't even wanted to partially come loose. Overall, I've very happy. Can't say if it made a difference for mileage but it sets it apart from all the other Metros.
At the very least, I'm sure it makes your car easier to find in the parking lot
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Old 10-03-2006, 09:56 PM   #43
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At the very least, I'm sure it makes your car easier to find in the parking lot
Yeah its the little blue car with people touching it, pointing at it, and other similar activities.
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Old 10-09-2006, 05:23 PM   #44
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I made mine out of the 14 inch stainless stell hubcaps from cripe distributing and the 12 inch trim rings. Took about 2 hours to cut and fit them together. I only had one made when the sun started going down so I put it on the car and got this shot of it. I will get more pics tomorrow with all 4 on it if the weather is clear. It looks real good for hubcaps that cost me about $50.
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I made mine from 14" pizza pans from Wal-mart, painted white to match the color of my car and mounted with 3 screws and lock-washers (drilled and tapped holes into the wheel), so there is no chance of them departing the vehicle on a bumpy road. They cost me all of $12 for the set of 4.
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Old 11-21-2006, 04:24 PM   #46
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This is about two years old. Its a 15" disc on a 16" rim with a trim ring. In order for me to get 16"discs I need to get the ones that attach with dzus fasteners.




I used to have them on my 1977 Dodge Monaco Police Car. If I can find any pics I'll scan them in and post. They would be about 16 years old.
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Now that I see them, those mudgaurds got to be a huge source of drag... Any need for them?
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Old 11-25-2006, 01:26 PM   #48
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I'm thinking that something is flexing and making the squeeking noise - says something about plastic hubcaps doesn't it. Plastic dip would be a good idea as well as cleaning the rims. Anyone notice any FE improvement with the caps and have photos of them on the car? Would like to try a 15" set on my not so aero 7 spoke mag caps on my xB that surely must be pumping air around like crazy.
Ever consider a thin bead of RTV before popping them in? Let 'em sit a while before driving ; they pry off (don't use too much!) when necessary ... flats, rotate, etc. My '86 Vette looked so cool with aero wheels! No squeeks, either.
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Old 12-02-2006, 08:06 PM   #49
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Thanks Coyote X for the Cripe 14" discs. I bought two sets for my motorhome I just picked up a few weeks ago (only need one set but they were too cheap to pass up). Should look good as it's a GasSaver type motorhome - it's a Toyota.
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So, I now have a set of the Cripes disks. The next problem is to attach them to alloy wheels without damaging the wheels -- which I'm sure I can figure out -- and with reasonable access to the valves -- which so far has me stumped. Any ideas?
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