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Guest Message by DevFuse

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Do the older 80s white wheels ever come with chrome centers?

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#1 Guest_syphon_*

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Posted 27 July 2003 - 11:22 PM

I was looking at that picture of the '92 Brumby and I noticed that the wheels were the same as mine, but with chrome center caps! Was this an Aussie only thing... or perhaps they're different wheels altogether? I've never seen then anywhere else...

Here's the wheel I'm talking about.
<img src="http://jagologs.dyndns.org/subaru/wheel.jpg"/>

#2 Guest_Hondasucks_*

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Posted 27 July 2003 - 11:28 PM

Those did all come with chrome center caps, but since they used a plastic ring to hold them in, most of them have over time fallen out.

#3 Guest_Flowmastered87GL_*

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Posted 27 July 2003 - 11:44 PM

I think my 82 brat has all 4 of the center caps. I will try to check tomorrow. I will be selling them off (along with the tires and wheels as cheap full size spares) to pay for various parts of the project in afew weeks

#4 Guest_syphon_*

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Posted 28 July 2003 - 08:00 AM

Anyone have any ideas of places i can obtain these center caps?

#5 Guest_Sweet82_*

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Posted 28 July 2003 - 08:12 AM

On my 82 the center piece is all metal no plastic and they have stayed put for 21 years:eek:

They don't want to come off.

Check you local junkyard....

82 Hatch, transforming....

#6 Guest_rXSNRG_*

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Posted 28 July 2003 - 08:32 AM

There is a brand new, never used set on ebay, just listed, $30.


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Posted 28 July 2003 - 09:03 AM

they also had beauty rings on them. i might have a few caps and rings, but i live in virgina, i dont need them, so i would give them to anyone who wanted them, i also have a few subaru wheels free also.

#8 Guest_syphon_*

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Posted 28 July 2003 - 01:04 PM

Where are they? Searching for "Subaru wheel" yields no results.

#9 Guest_alvinsr_*

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Posted 28 July 2003 - 05:54 PM

Here is a wheel cap auction on eBay. It says they are for a brat. They have a blue logo in the center. I don't believe they will fit yours. Perhaps someone else can tell you. I also have the wagon wheels on my 86 S/W like you do. Caps at a Subaru dealer cost me $32.32 each and the plastic holder costs $5.93.
Try the junk yard first. Subaru's are hard to find in a junk yard. Here is the addy at ebay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/...item=2425672803 Hope this helps you.

#10 Guest_Caboobaroo_*

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Posted 28 July 2003 - 10:48 PM

my friend had a set of the white wagon wheels on his 83 wagon and they had the beauty rings and ceter caps on them. All of his center caps were the metal style not the plastic "I wanna come off while you're driving" caps:lol:

#11 Guest_Russ Hill_*

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Posted 29 July 2003 - 12:16 AM

The center caps are metal but the are held in by a plastic ring. The plastic rings get old and brittle over time, then the cap goes flying. The plastic retainers are still available at the dealer for $4.00 a set (4).

#12 Guest_GBianchi_*

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Posted 29 July 2003 - 12:36 PM

4$ for four "anything" at the dealer is a steal, I just may get some and I don't even want them!!!:eek:

#13 Guest_archemitis_*

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Posted 29 July 2003 - 02:09 PM

the ea81s didnt need any plastic to hold them on. just the ea82 wheels. my favorite color is blue and of the 20 i have all but 5 are brown. never thought about the dealer

#14 Guest_Russ Hill_*

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Posted 31 July 2003 - 11:24 AM

Hmmm :rolleyes:
I've owned my '83 since it had 11 miles on it. It has Wagon wheels and plastic rings to hold on the caps. I have noticed that the steel wheels don't use the plastic rings. Maybe it's only the wagon wheels that use them.

#15 Guest_clantieri_*

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Posted 31 July 2003 - 04:23 PM

My 84 has the original wagon wheels too, and yep, plastic retainer rings...I'm with Russ.


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