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Old 03-09-2009, 02:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A question on moon discs and alloy wheels

I have the VX alloys on my CRX and was wondering if I could get a standard set of 13" moon discs or if I would have to go back to steelies to attach the moon discs.

You can see pictures of the rims in my garage if you're not familiar.

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Old 03-09-2009, 03:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Been wondering the same kind of thing...
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Well, hopefully someone will know or else I might hav to fashion up something less stylish.
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Are you stuck on the manufactured metal moon discs or would you consider some DIY?
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I like pretty more than non-pretty, and I don't want to drill these rims.
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Well, there are only three options, clip-on, screw-on, and adhesive. And unless you want to epoxy them on or something like that, drilling your rims is the only other option.
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Well, there are only three options, clip-on, screw-on, and adhesive. And unless you want to epoxy them on or something like that, drilling your rims is the only other option.
I agree. The "moon-eye" racing disks that the pros use are drilled. My snap-in racing disk experience is that it is a matter of when they will pop out, not if.

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OK... A thought I'd been entertaining (but haven't taken time to try yet) is mounting a lightweight (fiberglass, potentially) disc via the center cap of the alloy wheel... I'd seen on another site that folks sometimes use "knock out seals" (see pic; found at Home Depot and other home centers) as center caps... With the disc attached to the center cap (using a "stand-off" (metal tube) through which you put a bolt (such as a carriage bolt so the curved surface of the disc isn't broken)), you could attach the disc to the alloy wheel without having to drill into the wheel. Plus it should be relatively easy to pop off whenever necessary.

The key would be to have a well balanced disc and to have a good way to center the disc on the center cap so it doesn't wobble. Being able to snug the disk up against the wheel a bit would help also (maybe use those little stick-on "rubber feet" on the disc where it would touch the wheel).
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I've had ideas along the same vein. I was thinking I could use my center-cap as a base for a donut shaped disk cover.

I was also thinking rubber feet (maybe just three for "always perfect" seating?), but I think the glue would have to be really robust, unless the foot was "wedged" in such a way that the glue didn't really matter.

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at work we have some nuts tht are made to be epoxied on to anything flat or smooth, they work really well and would work well for this, epoxy on some "T" nuts and bolt them on, simple secure.

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