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03 hubcaps... disintegrated
Sunday, February 20, 2005 6:40 AM
Ok so did anybody else who just had 03 (sunfire) hubcaps have problems with them? Two of them cracked (I don't hit curbs, no scratches on them it looks like stress cracks). So I was driving down the interstate one windy day with my window rolled down a notch, and i could hear the hubcap rattling like it was moving because of the wind, then I went to pass somebody and all the sudden i hear SNAP as I sped up. Lol... then I saw a little piece of silver plastic bouncing down the highway behind me. About 1/3 of the hubcap just broke off, and it threw the wheel balance off so I had to take it off.

Running steelies at the moment since another one was about to crack also. Thinking about taking them back to the dealership... I think my warranty should cover that...

Re: 03 hubcaps... disintegrated
Sunday, February 20, 2005 8:58 AM
its not uncommon for them to crack almost everyone i know with them has ended up having them fall off or they just got tired of them and took them off



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Re: 03 hubcaps... disintegrated
Sunday, February 20, 2005 10:55 AM
I got tired of mine so I just took them off



Re: 03 hubcaps... disintegrated
Sunday, February 20, 2005 6:21 PM
intresting ... i own a 2002 stock cavalier with 14" wheel covers .... and nothing like that has ever happened to me. I would tell your dealership to replace them. bumper to bumper warrenty.

dan



Re: 03 hubcaps... disintegrated
Monday, February 21, 2005 2:52 AM
Hmmm they're 15's, could be a flaw with that mold or something. I also had a 96 sunfire with 15" hubcaps and even after hitting a few curbs with those, they never cracked. My parents might be sending me money maybe if it's enough I'll just buy rims
Re: 03 hubcaps... disintegrated
Monday, February 21, 2005 2:59 PM
my 98 never did that


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Re: 03 hubcaps... disintegrated
Monday, February 21, 2005 6:48 PM
mine didnt stay on my 03 long enough to notice...



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Re: 03 hubcaps... disintegrated
Tuesday, February 22, 2005 7:29 AM
my hubcap is cracked and kinda bulging a little... but I am not going to have them on there much longer



Re: 03 hubcaps... disintegrated
Tuesday, February 22, 2005 8:15 AM
one of mine on my 98 cav started cracking. but i'm also going to be getting me some new wheels here soon so it's not bothering me too bad



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Re: 03 hubcaps... disintegrated
Tuesday, February 22, 2005 8:00 PM
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My parents might be sending me money maybe if it's enough I'll just buy rims


you lucky f_ck and i think i speak for everybody that reads this.

dan



Re: 03 hubcaps... disintegrated
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 10:04 AM
Get some 15" spinner hubcaps from AutoZone

Rob




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Re: 03 hubcaps... disintegrated
Thursday, February 24, 2005 6:14 PM
ROBZ IL CAV wrote:

Get some 15" spinner hubcaps from AutoZone

Rob


if you do that ... then you can play the song called "keep spinning"

dan



Re: 03 hubcaps... disintegrated
Sunday, February 27, 2005 3:15 PM
People with hubcaps falling off scare me, I could see those cheap @!#$ hitting my car when they fly off as you had said .





Re: 03 hubcaps... disintegrated
Sunday, February 27, 2005 11:13 PM
Joe Schulte wrote:

People with hubcaps falling off scare me, I could see those cheap @!#$ hitting my car when they fly off as you had said .


ditto. no following him to the bash


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