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Old 07-15-2005, 12:02   #1 (permalink)
rastlouis@rogers.com
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Hub caps for 240?

Just bought a 92 240 wagon that's missing a stock hubcap (part no.
3540176). 14" wheels. I'm looking for a replacement locally, and also
note that sets of 4 are available on Ebay (probably replica). Are
there alternative hubcaps I could get that would look as good or
better? Thanks.

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Old 07-15-2005, 12:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Hub caps for 240?


<rastlouis@rogers.com> wrote in message
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> Just bought a 92 240 wagon that's missing a stock hubcap (part no.
> 3540176). 14" wheels. I'm looking for a replacement locally, and also
> note that sets of 4 are available on Ebay (probably replica). Are
> there alternative hubcaps I could get that would look as good or
> better? Thanks.
>


I've never seen anything aftermarket that didn't look like complete crap,
other than the replica caps available which look pretty decent. The ones on
Ebay are a good deal usually, IPD sells something similar. Personally I'd
look for a nice set of factory alloys but that can get expensive and if you
don't mind the plastic caps it's probably not worth it, but 15" Virgos do
look classy on a late model 240.


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Old 07-15-2005, 14:02   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Hub caps for 240?

I hadn't thought of getting factory alloy wheels as an alternative.
Actually, I'm looking for an extra set of stock wheels to put the
winter tires that came with the car. If I got factory Alloys, I could
put my summer tires on that, and put the winter tires on my stock
wheels.
My wheels are 14" I believe, so 15" Virgos (don't know what they are)
probably wouldn't fit, or I'd have to get new tires which I don't
really want to do.
I don't mind the plastic caps I suppose, so cheapest route is get one
for my missing one.

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Old 07-15-2005, 17:02   #4 (permalink)
John Horner
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Re: Hub caps for 240?

rastlouis@rogers.com wrote:
> Just bought a 92 240 wagon that's missing a stock hubcap (part no.
> 3540176). 14" wheels. I'm looking for a replacement locally, and also
> note that sets of 4 are available on Ebay (probably replica). Are
> there alternative hubcaps I could get that would look as good or
> better? Thanks.
>


There are zillions of factory alloy wheels which fit the 240 and are
kicking around on the used market. I would look for a set of those.
You can also upgrade to 15" rims as were installed on many 740s and
940s. Just watch out to get the right offset.

John

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Old 07-16-2005, 01:02   #5 (permalink)
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> My wheels are 14" I believe, so 15" Virgos (don't know what they are)
> probably wouldn't fit, or I'd have to get new tires which I don't
> really want to do.
> I don't mind the plastic caps I suppose, so cheapest route is get one
> for my missing one.
>


Virgos are the stock rims that came on the 240 Turbo models from '81 to '85,
like this http://eleonora.louhi.net/oksanentun...m/3d258920.jpg


Most alloys are 15" which would require new tires, the rims that came on the
240 Classics were 14" but they're tough to find.


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