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These seem to be primarily used and available in Canada

http://www.ebay.com/itm/262108958911

I am looking for a nice center cap solution and am coming up empty. Nice Impala center caps are almost 6.25" in diameter, just a little too big for these wheels (recessed area is about 6 inches across). What, if anything are you using for a center cap?




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Why would you do that to your otherwise great looking car?

WHY?
 

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Why would you do that to your otherwise great looking car?

WHY?
Why not? Used OEM wheels are too expensive, if you can find a clean set which hold air. 'Cheap' $100-130 aftermarket wheels are garbage. Visit Canada sometime during the winter, these black wheels are everywhere.
 

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Why would you do that to your otherwise great looking car?

WHY?
- Run your forged polished aluminum rims through four years of sand and salt and ask me again
- slush does not accumulate on steel disc wheels and freeze, putting them off balance
- they give better cover to the brakes
- I could put a new set of these on every year for the price of one OEM rim, in case I dent one
- It's not all about the looks. You should see my car in the winter time anyway.

Joe, sorry I have different rims, so no useful answer. FWIW they also have a large centre hub hole but no cover. You might try a full plastic wheel cover.
 

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Why would you do that to your otherwise great looking car?

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Some butt ugly wheels for sure. That is what they used on cars in the 50s.
 

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Some butt ugly wheels for sure. That is what they used on cars in the 50s.
You do know these are still standard equipment on base models even in 2016 (2017), right?
Go look at a Cruze LS. It will be black steelies and plastic wheel covers to make them look kinda like decent wheels.
OP wants similar covers to fit his rims.
 

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You do know these are still standard equipment on base models even in 2016 (2017), right?
Go look at a Cruze LS. It will be black steelies and plastic wheel covers to make them look kinda like decent wheels.
OP wants similar covers to fit his rims.
Not sure they are standard on a Volt but yes, they are still used on some base model cars. I can understand someone wanting hubcaps if they want a cheap car or want to take a few laps around the dirt track, but like the previous poster I quoted, "why would you ugly up a beautiful car?".
 

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if they function for winter I couldn't care less what they look like. Most consider the volt to be an ugly automobile in the first place.
I'd be more worried about the weight and resulting range loss.
 

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I have black steelies like everyone else around these parts. I bought a set of 17" ABS hub caps at Princess Auto and the combination looks fine. I bought the steelies used but I suspect they did come from Costco Canada. Good enough for winter.
 

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Thanks all. Wheels went on today. They only seem to have one style full wheel cover for these, gray and bright. Both hideous. I'll likely run it as is till spring :)







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You should be able to get plastic wheel covers that will snap on to those wheels in a wide variety of styles and colors at minimal cost. They will look a lot better than seeing the rusty end of the axle. They are on Amazon, etc. and at auto supply stores. A very easy upgrade.
 

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You should be able to get plastic wheel covers that will snap on to those wheels in a wide variety of styles and colors at minimal cost. They will look a lot better than seeing the rusty end of the axle. They are on Amazon, etc. and at auto supply stores. A very easy upgrade.
These are the caps that fit these wheels. I'd rather run the black wheel personally

 

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I've been running steel wheels with no caps in winter for 2 decades. never had an axle rust from the inside out on me.
 

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There must be more choices than just that one. Try https://www.wheelcovers.com
These wheels have a different rim lip than most OEM wheels, that is the limitation when it comes to wheel covers. I'm not after a full wheel cover anyway, just a nice center/hub cap :)
 

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These wheels have a different rim lip than most OEM wheels, that is the limitation when it comes to wheel covers. I'm not after a full wheel cover anyway, just a nice center/hub cap :)
I looked for just "hub" caps for my new Volt steelies but couldn't find any. I ended up buying full covers again.

Not a big deal as I usually use the rims for the 12-15 years I end up keeping the car, and a couple set of covers stop them from looking like the rusty mess you see some driving around with.

For the trolls that are all about looks and have no idea what it's like to drive in real winter for 4-6 months a year, why not move along to another thread where you can write something constructive?
 

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Actually, steelies painted body color + some chrome outer rings + some baby moons and you've got yourself some classic wheels.
 
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