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Old 04-17-2011, 02:37 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I have a set of OEM '93 Saturn wheel covers that I'm going to try this trick on for the Saturn TDI; the nice thing about them is that they secure over the OEM lug nuts, so I would just need the four holes to access them for installing/removing. They are also fairly flat, so most of the cloth would have some backing for additional strength.
This may also work for you because it's Saturn S-Series centric :

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So I moved to the traditional pizza pan :


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However, this is an aluminum pizza pan that WILL NEVER RUST.

I also got the number of mounting pieces reduced from 10 to 4 :



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Old 04-17-2011, 06:26 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Hey, that turned out really nice! I'll have to look into that one.
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:21 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I have a set of OEM '93 Saturn wheel covers that I'm going to try this trick on for the Saturn TDI; the nice thing about them is that they secure over the OEM lug nuts, so I would just need the four holes to access them for installing/removing. They are also fairly flat, so most of the cloth would have some backing for additional strength.
Nice I hope it works out, mine have been doing great until I slid in to a curb ( darn snow) but they are still together nicely and the one's that hit the curb still look good but the curb shattered the hubcap but surprisingly the t-shirt is still in tack. Plz post pics if you plan to do so other can see. The reason I did it this was is because I didn't have any other way to attach pizza pans
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:43 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I'm trying to decide how I want to do mine, and I'm liking the aluminum pizza pan idea.

For screwing them in they are fine without nuts or washers? And you unscrew them whenever you check tire pressure? Similar to the instructions for these?
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Did one today and the t shirt method came out so much better than the fibreglass sheet. Im going to stick to the t shirt and see how long it lasts. If it doesnt last up then I will simply fibreglass sheet over the t shirt next time. I like the fact that the t shirt allows for getting it tight over the hubcap.
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Yeap, that's why i choose t-shirt, much easier. I'm glad you like it. It has been on my car for about 8 months i think as of now and they are in great shape other than the spot where i slid into the curb which cracked the edge of the hubcap/cover but fiberglass would crack also.
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another thing I've used is speaker cloth. It's like the super stretchy black stuff you would see wrapped around a frame that snaps to the front of speakers. You can pick it up in fabric stores and it's very form fitting. Same concept as the Tshirt but you probably save on resin.
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This is an awesome idea. I love that it fits over the stock covers and can snap on. Fantastic.
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Is there an average mpg boost by using smooth wheel covers?

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