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Old 03-06-2006, 12:24 PM   #11
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crazy idea

Just had a crazy idea - I have some shipping stretch wrap big enough to cover the entire hubcap - would make it smoother and protect it from dirt, mud and snow and be clear enough to see through. hummmm...
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Old 03-06-2006, 01:38 PM   #12
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that would work!

that would work!

the '95 and up metros have hubcaps that are quite "domed" if you know what i mean.

on cars with the skinny 155/80/13 tires like mine, the hubcap protrudes noticibly further into the airflow than the tire sidewall, with the result that any car driven regularly at higher speeds (especially with winter salt & grit) gets the finish sandblasted off the exposed portion of the hubcaps! over the years, of course.

they were like that on firefly #1. i repainted them when i got the car.

i have an idea for making smooth wheel covers this summer. black. maybe use an old set of hubcaps as a base, then attach a flat plastic disc.

i don't think we need to worry much about brake cooling unless you live in a mountainous area, or stop repeatedly from high speed. truly efficient drivers barely use their brakes enough to get them warm, let alone hot.
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DIY Flat Hubcaps

Or you could do this:

http://www.vassfamily.net/ToyotaPrius/rimscaps/RimsCaps.html

http://www.vfaq.net/mods/Hubcaps.html
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Geo 94

Yeah mine had the domes ones and I made the mistake of power washing them from about 3 feet away - as soon as the water spray hit them the paint came off - another one got scratched pretty bad when I backed up along a curb and sank into a storm drain dip - the curb was half way up the tire. I have 145/80R12 tires on my 94Geo!
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I actually saw a normal (or

I actually saw a normal (or so I assumed) person with these the other day. I doubt brake fade would be that much of an issue. Always a good time to practice engine braking, uses 0 gas too,
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Re: DIY Flat Hubcaps

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Or you could do this:
haha! yes, i've seen that site before. pizza pans. resourceful.

dedicated too - he spent 6 hrs making the first "prototype".

<img src="http://www.vassfamily.net/ToyotaPrius/rimscaps/MHC2_MyPrius.jpg" width="350">
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