I hate the std GLi hubcaps, but then taking them off leaves the crappy black steel wheel, havent got the $$ atm to buy some nice 16's that i am after, any sugestions as to what to do to get rid of the hubcaps, should i just ditch them and live with the black steel rims, or go buy something like the taxi rims that i see everywhere, at least they *may* look a little better
Yeap best way (abit of hard yakka) is to spray your current stockie rims with a product called wheel silver, don't forget to sand your rim as well with 300 grade wet/dry paper before hand.
Once painted, buy the taxi/police centre caps and make sure you have the long stock nuts, not the short ones as you will have problems bolting/unbolting the centre cap to the wheel. I did this to my Silver EL i had and looked great. Perhaps a final touch is to get some 15inch chrome wheel rings i think they look great with the painted steelies.
They are a cost effective way to make a stockish falcon look better, eliminates that annoying hub cap noise and better braking due to cooling.
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Last edited by XR_Strider_GuY; 08-17-2003 at 04:09.
well if i can find some paint on the w/e i should be able to get a pic up in the next couple of weeks, think i might try on the spare wheel first, if it turns out shite, wont bother with the rest of them
hehe that is true, i have already been chasing prices on 16" AMG Quakes.. the prices have ranged in two different Bob Jane stores, from $1600 with falken tyres to $2200 with Pirelli tyres, bit of difference there !
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