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Changing Rims

James86

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I'm thinking of getting replacement wheels since my alloys are pretty corroded, but one of my concerns is that since my 1999 has vacuum hubs, there's an opening with a screen on the end of my front hubs. The OEM centercaps cover them pretty well, but im not sure what would happen if I ran steel rims with wheelcovers or no covers at all as far as debris or mud clogging that screen.

(Not my vehicle, but shows what I'm referring to: )

 


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if ur goin for new rims, the deff come with new center caps

why would u go with steel rims and wheel covers? id rather clean/paint your corroed rims before going that way.

just my opinion.
 

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Well, I need something to roll on while I get them cleaned. And I wouldnt necessarily go with steel wheels with covers, but I may go steel wheels like whats on a Jeep. I imagine I could still use the ford covers on a steel wheel, otherwise there are chrome steelies that come on Rangers and I could use those covers. In any case, I was just wondering how leaving those hubs exposed might affect it. I'll get around to posting a pic of what my rims look like.
 

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Here are my rims:

Driver's Side



Passenger Side:





It's under that clearcoat/platic stuff so I think I'd need to remove all of that to fix it. Not to mention it would probably look a lot better. The reason I asked about steelies specifically is I have a set of 4 rims from a 2002 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. I only have 3 of the original center caps (in rough shape) from the steelies and I have seen one or two Rangers with what I thought were Vic rims but I don't recall whether they had the Vic centercaps or the Ranger center caps.
 

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thats the clear coat flaking, and if u go with the crown vic steelies, the ranger centercaps will fit.
as long the rim has a flat surface on the center-where the nuts are held- the ranger centercaps will work
 

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