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#1 karinvail

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 02:22 PM

I have the stock wheels on my 86 Subaru - they are the steel wheels with the 8 'triangles' in them. Thing is - they are missing the center caps. I asked LesSchwab Tires and they said they can't get them and I haven't seen any in the local junk yard. Any ideas where to get them? It's not very attractive to see the end of the axles with a castle nut and cotter pin in the center of the wheel :P They have been spray painted and I have plans to pull them off the car and sand and paint them proper, but I want the center caps before I go ahead on that project.....

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 02:26 PM

i think i might have one maybe 2 caps.. got a picture so i can match my cap-s to yours?

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 02:52 PM

Don't forget to get the plastic retainers for them too - and remove the caps before getting any wheel work done or else the shop will damage them and break the plastic retainers - been there, done that

#4 karinvail

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 03:10 PM

Thanks for that warning about tire shops breaking them! I do need to get them balanced, so I will do that before I paint and get center caps

I don't have any caps to take a pic of - just the horridly painted wheels ;) Not even sure what they are supposed to look like - this is my first Subie with this type of wheels...

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 03:16 PM

You might check Shawn's post on his large cache of parts. He had a bunch of center cap sets.

#6 karinvail

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 03:40 PM

You might check Shawn's post on his large cache of parts. He had a bunch of center cap sets.


OH - where do I find that post? What is it titled? I'm just finding my way around this site, and spending entirely TOO much time here today ;)

#7 northguy

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 04:47 PM

http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=28317Try this.

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 09:11 PM

i have a couple sets in different colors, excellent shape, $10 a set. check with shawn first, cause he's got them CHEAP.

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Posted 28 February 2005 - 11:55 PM

I have a set of brown, ok condition

I have a set of blue, some faded

I have a set of NOS blue, including origional packaging materials, :brow: :eek: :grin:

#10 karinvail

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 07:25 AM

$10 sounds cheap to me :D Either of you take a PayPal payment and I can get some out to me soon? I'd like brown since my car is burgundy with brown interior......

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 09:49 AM

Not to hi-jack your post but check your email; I'm personally not in favor of the post '85 wagon wheels since they are known to be normally out of balance. I'd try to look for a set of the Motion or 8 hole alloy wheels on the wheels page.
http://www.ultimates...ls2/wheels.html

#12 karinvail

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 12:42 PM

thanks for the warning Ed - maybe I should look into some aftermarkets that I can trust the balance on then. I does have quite a shake going down the highway that I assumed already was them needing balanced, but if the cannot be balanced properly, then I should be looking for something else. Bummer, I like the style of the spokes!

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 08:35 PM

karinvail, I sent you a pm

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 08:56 PM

Not to hi-jack your post but check your email; I'm personally not in favor of the post '85 wagon wheels since they are known to be normally out of balance. I'd try to look for a set of the Motion or 8 hole alloy wheels on the wheels page.
http://www.ultimates...ls2/wheels.html

Ditto on that - they suck, but look cool - had 'em
the "Rally" aluminum alloy wheels are what I switched to - they look good, and they are OEM quality - improved my handeling too - less rotating mass - not had any trouble with balence either




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