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    Hub Caps vs. Rims?

    This may be a really stupid question and I apologize for my lack of knowledge.

    I would like to get new Rims however, I can't offered the amount of money it cost to buy them. I have noticed though that there are some nice hub caps.

    Is it a good or bad thing to just change the hub caps of my car instead of buying new rims? I would ofcourse get hub caps that fit the tire exactly.

    any opinions or comments would be appreciated.

    Again, if this is a stupid question I am really sorry.

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    Re: Hub Caps vs. Rims?

    as long as they aren't the spinner hub caps its fine. I wouldn't go with the flashy plastic imo. Nothing wrong with hub caps, but keep it modest otherwise its going to look bad.
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    Re: Hub Caps vs. Rims?

    hahaha...i hear you on the spinners. No no...I just want something more stylish. The factory G6 looks horrible.

    Thinking of some chrome hub caps from the sun-fire or toyota...
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    Re: Hub Caps vs. Rims?

    what do the stock G6 hubs caps look like again???

    I want to give you an educated opinion

    What about buying a used set off ebay or outta your local classifieds?? or even scrap yards will sell rims for a reasonable price... just a thought... 17 inch alloys really are a dime a dozen anymore...
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    Re: Hub Caps vs. Rims?

    ive seen some ppl take off the hubcaps. i dont personally like it but it looks better from a distance. i wouldnt put new hubcaps on it. just the thought of "hey i got new hubcaps" is kinda trashy to me.IMHO. i would save up for new rims.

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    Re: Hub Caps vs. Rims?

    save up, find an inexpensive set of rims. people sell their stock rims on here all the time usually for a good price or try ebay. whens the last time you heard someone say "hey nice car, i really like the hubcaps?"
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    Re: Hub Caps vs. Rims?

    I'm trying to think of anybody who has put on an aftermarket set of hubcaps on their G6


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    look for g6 rims at a junkyard cant be more can $150 for 16" alloys

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    You can do it, but just be careful. There are still people out there who still steal them, believe it or not. Maybe that's what you should do..
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    Re: Hub Caps vs. Rims?

    Actually the '08 caps look really good IMO (especially compared to the other years) but nothing beats rims. I'll be buying some hubcaps myself but they will be for my winter tires... It's my first set of chrome wheels and I am not going to let snow or calcium touch them in any way!
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    Re: Hub Caps vs. Rims?

    For those who can't remember what the G6's hubcaps look like:

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    Back in 2004 my dealership thought that the hubcaps on the G6 were so ugly that they always ordered them with rims!
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    Re: Hub Caps vs. Rims?

    Quote Originally Posted by RockstarMentality
    save up, find an inexpensive set of rims. people sell their stock rims on here all the time usually for a good price or try ebay. whens the last time you heard someone say "hey nice car, i really like the hubcaps?"
    just save up so you can get what you want. If it means having to put it off and having to wait, then so be it. That'll just show that you'll have something on your car that you can appriciate and say that you bought a set of rims that you wanted. Just something I did and I feel good about. My 2 cents. Lets us know what you decide.

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    What is it that you have on you ride anyways?
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    Re: Hub Caps vs. Rims?

    Quote Originally Posted by coulomjo
    For those who can't remember what the G6's hubcaps look like:

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    Back in 2004 my dealership thought that the hubcaps on the G6 were so ugly that they always ordered them with rims!
    Yeah, the new ones are decent looking.


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    Re: Hub Caps vs. Rims?

    the new ones kinda look like gto rims... is our car suposed to be the GTO minus the engine?
    another thing, if you cant afford to get nice rims NOW and have to save up, then theyll be that much more special. and ull have that extra set of wheels for the winter
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