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Old 02-07-2008, 12:33 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I did read that people were complaining about the squeaking that was caused by the clips, but my old wheel covers used metal clips and they never squeaked though so maybe they won't squeak...if they do though, I'm trying to picture what you're talking about with screwing them in...
Yeah, they totally scratched and squeeked on my 1997 Saturn SC2 (RIP). On the front passenger wheel, they also had the unhappy tendency to pop out when I hit potholes. It was always the front passenger wheel, so I think it had something to do with the physics of my Saturn's FWD. Don't really know for sure. If I were to do it again, I would go with the authentic racing disk that is the screw-in type. I have alloys on my SW2 because it came that way used, so I have been hesitant to put screw holes in the wheels. But, maybe I should reconsider.

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i remember reading a HotRod article on their one 2nd gen camaro, they use for land speed stuff, they took it to a windtunnel & tested a buncha theories & stuff & they found out that the moon discs are only effective if the wheels are further out of the car, the camaro...which wheels are somewhat inward, did not pick up any reduction in coefficient drag


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Come on people, stop calling these noble utensils of fuel economy "pizza discs"....You want to make fun of wheels? Well my buddy brought me back a catalog from Barret Jackson, Asantiwheels.com advertises the world's first 34 inch wheels, also 30 and 32 and their AFS 103 series features REAL bling with 26 000 diamonds and 1 200 rubies for a paltry 2 000 000 dollars. I think that this includes balancing. Customers should be like thes wheels....locked up.
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Who's making fun? Some of them ARE pizza discs!
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They are great for camping, You can cook in them.
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Who's making fun? Some of them ARE pizza discs!
Ha ha, yes this is true. One of the best homebrew ones I saw on another Prius were pizza pans. This aluminum perforated one is on my todo list :

Martha Stewart Everyday Pizza Pan Crisper
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From what others have said, the perforations should not make a difference. Anyway, I can tape/cover them as needed to create a balance between Aero and brake disk cooling.

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These have stood the test of time at Bonneville.

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I'll keep that in mind next time I go 300 mph.
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these caps are stock ss vw which i put in the 20 T press and bulged them out until they were convex.
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The UPS tracking number tells me that they have been delivered but I'm at work so I won't get them from the post office until almost 4:30PM...man I wish I didn't have to be at work right now. It's not like I can do anything anyway though, our company's internet connection is down, the only way I'm actually posting this is that there is a coffee shop across the street from my office that I can just barely pick up a signal from to get online.

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