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Old 06-20-2015, 09:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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8 lug 16 inch factory looking aerodynamic wheel covers

I don't think anything is going to look as awesome and work as well as these 15 inch 90-94 police interceptor wheel covers I have been using for the last few years here:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...eel-22003.html

I wish I could get a 16 version of those 15 inch chevy wheel covers.
Unfortunately I have out grown the 5 lug 15 inch load range C limit of my half ton axle, hub and tire combination. Have to move up to 16's.
With the 15 inch wheel covers, I believe they improved fuel economy around 0.5mpg so I don't mind spending some money on them.

This is what I have found in a quick ebay search.




My requirements are:
16 inch
Fit over 8 lug hubs
Not look like crap
Not attract attention from the po lice.
And be some what more aerodynamic than the bare wheel.

Edit: consider my old 15 inch wheels for sale.

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Old 06-22-2015, 03:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I believe there are some factory wheel covers for 8 lug chevy/gmc suburban wheels that look decently aerodynamic. I attached some pictures that show some suburbans for sale on ebay with the wheel covers I am thinking of.

Chevrolet Suburban R2500 Diesel | eBay

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Old 06-22-2015, 10:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey thanks a lot. All I need to do is dig up a GM part number.
Those are a lot better than the junk I found.
I am not 100% sure they will fit over 8 lug hubs, if not I am pretty sure I can make them fit with out ruining them.
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Those hubcaps fit 3/4 ton factory type steel wheels. The fit the full floating rear end with no mods.
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Old 06-23-2015, 12:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Seems these were popular on trucks with 14 bolt, 9.5 inch semi float.
I went out and looked and seemed like they could fit my full float application.
Knowing they will fit is even better.
Guess that means it time to buy some.
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Look like an excellent choice. Truly.
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Cant ask for any more than that.
They are aero, stainless, have some holes for tire valve stem and cooling, these ones say GMC and are period correct for my suburban.
These style hub caps were used from 88 to 94. My 9th gen suburban ran from 78 to 91.

Thank you for saving me from my self. I was considering less aero, more expensive VW covers. Obviously they would not say VW on them any more by the time they went on my suburban.
That is defiantly some kind of motoring sin.

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