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Old 10-27-2015, 11:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question DZUS fastened MOON DISC wheel covers?

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

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Old 10-27-2015, 12:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I drilled and tapped my rims to fasten the moon discs on Ron Burgundy, but I'm also interested to see if anybody has done these. If you end up welding them on your rims make sure you document the steps real good, I might change mine out down the road for the Dzus fasteners.
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Be very careful. Not all aluminum alloys are weldable. If you try to weld the wrong alloy, it will crack on its own without any load on it. Even a weldable alloy will have a heat affected zone around the weld that's weaker than the rest of the wheel.
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Old 10-27-2015, 02:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I haven't done it myself, but Hot Rod have:

<<Eschew The Screws And Use The Dzus>>

...on steelies. Agreed with JRMichler, I'd suggest a different solution. The only operative part of the 'button' is the spring, the question is how that is attached to the wheel. Maybe something like two https://www.google.com/search?q=nutsert.


http://pitstopusa.com/p-4100-how-to-select-dzus-fasteners-brackets-and-springs.html

You could start with determining the suitability of your rims. Three or six spokes (or 30?) might put metal in the right place, or the rim might provide material all the way around.
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Dzus and aluminum

I don't believe that MOON offers the kit for aluminum wheels at all.These covers are intended for LSR racing and most teams run AERO (R) steel racing wheels as does NASCAR.
If your aluminum wheels are rigid,and don't flex at all,you could drill and tap for the 6-hole MOONs.They're just as aero and a fraction of the price of the 3-hole Dzus-type.
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It doesn't look like OP was asking about a productized solution.

The specialized tooling required would be a Bridgeport mill or something similar to chuck the disk in and mark the holes at 120. 64th inch accuracy should be sufficient. Then a flaring tool to bellmouth the holes in the disks. The spiral springs might attach directly, else the flat square mount could.
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Not sure if something like this will fit the steel rims fer the Prius or not...
Gen II Non-Beadlock wheel covers

You might be able to adapt this type of technology to yer rims.
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It will be much easier and cheaper to screw pans onto the plastic Prius wheel covers....

If I ever do change my setup, I would get narrow steel LSR wheels; you can get them made in custom widths and have the Dzus tabs welded on. The hard part would be finding tires to fit, and cost.
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Well, then, the trick would be to get a 4x9" wheel and then you could fit the Bridgestone Ecopias from the BMW i3.

Here's a 15 page thread on them.


Moon will make you the disks.
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I just picked up a set (4) of three spoke Ford Explorer steel rims for this purpose (for a reasonable $80). I ordered two of the Moons and the Dzus template which should arrive sometime this week. I’m looking forward to seeing how they turn out. I think l’ll be able to duplicate this setup for the other two wheels for less money in the future.

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