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    I did ask them to do a full alignment check so I am assuming they did just that. It also doesn't "feel" out of alignment at all on the road.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dabullfrog91 View Post
    Anyone got some suggestions for some under $40 aftermarket caps?
    I got some $20 hubcaps off amazon. They lasted about a year before the surface started flaking/pitting... my advice would be to go without hubcaps for a week and see how you like it. At first I was against it because I thought it looked ghetto, but I tried it and I think it looks much better than the factory (and even aftermarket) hubcaps I was using.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anog View Post
    I got some $20 hubcaps off amazon. They lasted about a year before the surface started flaking/pitting... my advice would be to go without hubcaps for a week and see how you like it. At first I was against it because I thought it looked ghetto, but I tried it and I think it looks much better than the factory (and even aftermarket) hubcaps I was using.
    One of the main functions of a hubcap is to keep dirt/salt/grime off of your open lug nuts and wheel hubs. I guess we are coming out of winter now...sort of...but I don't know if I would leave my lugs exposed too long in "The Rust Belt".

    JMHO.

    Now, if the OP were in California it might be a different story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobrajet View Post
    One of the main functions of a hubcap is to keep dirt/salt/grime off of your open lug nuts and wheel hubs. I guess we are coming out of winter now...sort of...but I don't know if I would leave my lugs exposed too long in "The Rust Belt".

    JMHO.

    Now, if the OP were in California it might be a different story.
    Good point, I usually spray them with some anti-corrosion spray although I'm sure it doesn't last long being open to the elements. I guess my advice should be, don't buy the $20 hubcaps.


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