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Old 03-20-2018, 12:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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fender skirts on the other end?

I (for one) look forward to seeing what you can do.

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Old 03-20-2018, 04:19 PM   #12 (permalink)
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First try at a photo seems unsuccessful, , but here are before pics of one of the rims:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BgjmqgbluYe/
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Old 03-29-2018, 03:27 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I just ordered some of these for my P71 Crown Vic. 17" OEM steelies.

The Dzus is considered better for street use as the clips reduce the bending load on the covers while cornering. While more expensive, they are still cheap compared to fancy alloy wheels.

Moon does (repeat DOES) offer a Dzus cover kits for alloy wheels, but they recommend you measure the various contour radii and consult with Moon. Apparently alloy wheels vary a lot.

For me, this is mostly an appearance decision. I've never seen any Moons on the road around here, so the car will be distinctive.

After I see what they look like, I may talk to my body man. Maybe he can make some custom skirts.
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Update: yesterday marked two weeks since I had ordered my Moon discs without receiving them. I emailed Mooneyes to inquire as to there whereabouts and get an ETA. Shortly thereafter, I got a UPS notice that they were shipped yesterday and would be due in Connecticut in a week. I don’t know if they make them to order or if they just flaked and forgot to ship mine (which I suspect) �� I’ve only bead-blasted one of the two wheels so far, so this likely won’t delay completion of this project much, but three weeks is a long wait, so I’d advise anyone interested in Moon discs to order well in advance and follow-up early and often.
I’m really eager to jig and weld them! These wheels are heavy at 30 lbs. each and a chore to strip and prep between the rust and the adhesive from the stainless face, so I might look for alternatives for three-season use (tons of interchange in the 5x114.3 lug pattern, including Crown Vics) and ultimately use this pair for snow tires.
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Are these flat?

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has anyone used the "DSUS" fasteners that you WELD ON to the wheels?
specifically on Aluminum wheels?

was it hard getting the tabs welded on?
how was the fitment?
how are they holding up?
have you had any issues? (balancing, cops, tire shops)

any input would be greatly appreciated

I'm seriously thinking about doing this on my 2010 Prius

the Wheel Covers
Dzus Fastened MOON Disc


Weld on fasteners
Dzus Tab Kit


Jig for fastener placement
Dzus Weld Jig
Are these covers flat, or domed? If domed, how much do they protrude?

Is the welding jig a part you can buy?
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It's got your attention, eh?

Moons are traditionally domed for strength but the reflections in the sample look more cone-shaped.

They rent the jig so people won't try on their own and make it not work(prolly). I'm sure they would sell the jig as well to anyone setting up a series.

Anyone with a Bridgeport mill can do without it. Like Bucky Fuller said, it's all in the (reproducible) angle and frequency.
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Bam, thank you for sharing that, I have not seen that before. Searching for it, this is all of the additional information that I can find. Does anyone know more about them? Welcome To Aero Race Wheels ~ Estherville, Iowa
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I received the box from Mooneyes yesterday afternoon. Initial thoughts include:
-The covers do have a significant dome shape to them.
-The Ford Explorer rims I’m using pose a small problem: the outer face of the rim is a single piece that is welded to the rear section, as opposed to the historically predominant style of steel wheel that has a center section joined to an outer rim. Because of this, the flat portion of the outermost lip of the rim is much wider than many and the Moon-supplied Dzus Mount tabs need to be trimmed and re-worked a bit to fit and the weld bead will be very close to the Dzus receptacle. I’ll try to sort it out tomorrow before work if I can.
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Noob question: I read here and in other posts that people are using steelies over alloys and someone said they are lighter, is that true? I always thought that for given size, alloys would be lighter. Please educate me.

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