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Old 12-16-2012, 09:14 PM
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Have any of you guys used those spun aluminum discs that screw to the rim with self tapping screws? Pros...Cons? Speedway sells them for $20. each. Or are the snap on ones the better way to go. Any insight would be helpful.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:16 PM
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Snap-ons look like crap. My $.02
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:53 PM
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Snap-ons look like crap. My $.02

Huh??????? How are the snap ons any different from the screw ons in appearance other than they don't have 3 holes in the perimeter ??

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These snap ons look pretty darned good to me.







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Old 12-16-2012, 11:04 PM
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I'd go with snap-ons too.

A much cleaner look in my opinion.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:15 PM
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I ran the screw on ones for years. The snap on ones don't look as good up close, they fit like a hub cap and stick out passed the lip of the wheel.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:37 PM
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I ran the screw on ones for years. The snap on ones don't look as good up close, they fit like a hub cap and stick out passed the lip of the wheel.
Tim
I take it you didn't have any issues with stripping the screw holes out. I was also wondering about the fit of the snap-ons compared to the screw on.

Don, that coupe does look darned good, but then it would look good to me even if it didn't have any wheels at all.

Thanks for the input guys.
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:30 AM
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snap on are ok.... but they stick out a little to far in my opinion...they sit out side the wheel, where the screw on ones sit inside the rim and the snap on ones i have run tend to make a clicking noise at slow speeds..... and i have had some Moon snap on discs and some cheap off brand ones..... they all did it. they also can be kinda tricky to snap on without denting them at .
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:45 AM
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Loved em, snap ons that is. Made the car. It's my avatar

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Old 12-17-2012, 09:23 AM
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I like the screw on discs. a lot of the snap on discs (not moon) look like a hub cap. You have to stay on top of the screws, they get loose and the disc has to come of to check your air pressure(unless you move stem to inside the wheel).
You haven't lived until you have chased a snap on across 6 lanes of traffic in LA.
If you race they must be removed to check lug nuts during inspection. I have started getting the dzus fasteners discs, they are so much easier to remove and replace. They are pricey but give you the real salt flat look.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:37 AM
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I've only had the screw on style. Thought they looked slightly better. Drilled & tapped the holes instead of trying to force the self tapping screw.
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