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Willie

hub cap suggestions

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I'm still running the stock hubcaps, but continue thinking about adding aluminum wheels just to spice it up a bit.

Problem is, I'd end up with useless stock, steel wheels I couldn't give away. I've tried selling stock rims before, but nobody wants them.

A recycling center was my only option.

Did anyone every figure out the correct offset for the TC?

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Never mind, I found the answer.  15 X 6.  Lug pattern: 5 X 108mm.  Offset: 52mm.  

 

 

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I'm thinking about running a set of these, just to spiff it up a little bit.  

 

 

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I like it. Can't go wrong with black wheels.

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Like them as well, check load rating on wheel.  Don’t think it will be an issue.  

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I'm curious what you guys do with your stock steel wheels when you upgrade to something new. 

 

Do you recycle them, or keep them?  Toss 'em?

 

I'm just wondering if I should hang onto them in case I sell the van, or consider them, as I generally do, heavy, bulky stuff I have to store someplace.  

 

My local recycling center pays $60 a ton for steel.  I'm not sure how much the stock rims weigh, but I'm guessing I wouldn't get more than a couple of bucks out of them.

Might not even be worth the cost of gas it would take to drop them off at the center.  

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I mounted winter tires on mine.

 

Some people enjoy the steelies and you'll get decent money for them if they're in great condition.

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13 hours ago, mdarren said:

I like it. Can't go wrong with black wheels.

 

Unfortunately, that particular model is no longer in production....  So I ordered a set of these.  

 

I'm generally not a huge fan of generic-looking 5 spoke wheels, but at least they're black.  :spend:

 

Now if I can just figure out how much to ask for my stock wheels and hub caps (no tires).  

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I love generic 5-spokes. Had these once:

 

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It just seems like everybody has 5 spokes on their cars.  I figured 7 spokes would look a little more unique.  

 

6 spokes would work too, but no more than 7.  Some of the designs I saw were way too "busy".  

 

Those wheels you've got (had) look sharp, but I think my white van is going to look better with black rims than it would if they were shiny.  

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The steel wheels are about $60.00 new from a place like Tirerack, use that as a guide.  In my case I had factory alloys , when I put a set of winters on I looked into steel wheels.  As it turned out Tirerack  had a nice looking set of Alloys for $75 .00 as a close out.  I now have two sets of Alloys and no hub caps.

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I'm going to list them at $160 for all four + caps, and see how it goes.  

 

I just hope, given the huge amount of space between the tires and fenders, that my TC doesn't end up looking like a roller-skate. ;)

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On 1/30/2018 at 4:54 PM, Timbo said:

I'm going to list them at $160 for all four + caps, and see how it goes.  

 

 

Then again maybe not.  It turned out to be easier just to let America's Tire dispose of my stock, steel rims (no charge).  

 

Tomorrow, when I have light and a better background than my driveway,  I'll get some pics of the new look.  

 

I can't find the comment / reply now, but someone said I could get little, black, plastic caps to fill in the extra holes in the wheels.  

 

The rim I bought didn't show more than 5 lug holes on the website, but once they were on the van, I noticed that they have 10 holes, which I think looks kind of cheap.  

It would be great if I could cover up the extra lug holes in the wheel.  

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