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Old 08-14-2003, 23:25   #1 (permalink)
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Evil Hubcaps

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

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Old 08-15-2003, 16:29   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Evil Hubcaps

at the moment my cars running around with the black rims.
few of my tyres got punctures and so i put my stockies back on, but left the hub caps off.
take em off!!!
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Old 08-15-2003, 20:09   #3 (permalink)
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or you could allways paint them silver, would look allright on a dumped car.
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Re: Evil Hubcaps

Yer not dumped as yet either :(

Still have a bit of work to do
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Re: Evil Hubcaps

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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Yer that might be the go, need something to make them look a bit better then the hubcaps or the black steel, tho IMO i like the black steel better then the hub caps at least
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Old 08-18-2003, 01:08   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Evil Hubcaps

im driving with black rims right now too..my hubs were different on each side so i took em all off..
if someones got a pic of painted steelies post a pic cause id be interested on how it looks..
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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
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I had some new Yokohama A539's put on, and cracked the shits with my hubcaps.

Left them off, cleaned the steelies, drove around on them for a couple of months, cracked the sads with them and bought some cheap 2nd hand 15" ELXR6 rims.

Once you crack it with the hubcaps, you'll end up with alloys sooner or later...
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Old 08-18-2003, 16:52   #10 (permalink)
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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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