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Old 03-31-2009, 12:32 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Why don't you just use a wheel cover assembly and replace the plastic rim cover with a pie pan? They already use them on steelies and I've seen them on a 89 Regal where the assembly is bolted down by the lugnuts. Worse case you can leave holes for mounting the pie pan but the rest of the wheel is covered.

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Old 03-31-2009, 01:50 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I have a set of the stainless steel snap-on moon discs on my metro's steel wheels (from Mike's Hubcap online store, which I recommend). Unfortunately they won't snap onto an alloy wheel I've ever seen, alloy wheels don't have the annular groove for the fingers to lock into.

I guess if I had a set of sought after VX wheels like you do, I would also be reluctant to drill and tap them for screws, but I'd do it anyway. Those are some nice lightweight factory wheels, the only way to make them better for eco-driving is to clean up their aerodynamics

If it were me, I'd buy a set of the spun aluminum discs with screw holes already in them (not the ones with the larger Dzus fasteners holes) I'd use the covers as templates, drill and tap my wheels for #8-32 or maybe #10-32, and buy some stainless steel button head allen screws to hold them on. I'd buy a tee handle allen wrench to keep in the glove box so I could easily check my tire pressure (tap, screws, tee handle available mail order thru McMaster-Carr). You will also need to remove the wheel weights and have the assemblies rebalenced using tape weights, since lip-style weights interfere with the wheel covers.
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Old 03-31-2009, 08:44 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Don't drill holes in alloy wheels
I've drilled in mine alloy wheels made thread inside and screwed in my aluminium discs.
Here is a video of them on youtube
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The wheel covers on the Regal I've seen use the lug nuts and don't snap on. That's the point. I'll get pics in the morning, it's not going anywhere with the the engine stalling under load. It was a beautiful assembly. I took it off to change the tire and it was alot better than the snap on wheel covers. I busted the snap-on covers on my Grandmother's Sienna(that and two of the lugnuts sheared their bolts as I tore them off) because the part to remove it was hidden from sight.
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Thanks in advance for the pix. I want to see it.

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It sits under three lugnuts so it won't work on a 4 bolt hub. A small bolt in the middle holds it in place, this bolt requires a key but it'd be easier to replace with a standard bolt for a socket or even a screwdriver.

Turns out the wire covers did use clips, but they come off with barely any strength.

The covers aren't moon discs, but this is Dad's beater car. He's not letting me mod anything on it.

Doesn't that look more workable for aerocovers than screwing up your wheels?
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Thanks. I have 4 lugs, so a 2 or 4 lug arrangement would work for me. I also have a center cap, soooooo, technically, I can already do this. Just gotta find the right cover.

If someone else has the same 5-lug size, they can just try to get their hands on the mount and be good to go.

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How about some black 13" coroplast disks? Use black zip-ties to attach them to your spokes.

I suppose you want it to be stylish, though. Your CRX looks incredibly sharp with the VX wheels. hmm...
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There's an idea. Just go with clear covers. Frequent cleaning required though.

So, Ben, whatcha gonna do?

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