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Old 20 Feb 2012, 08:32 pm
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Does anyone know of a supplier for these to suit 5x100 stud pattern?
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Old 20 Feb 2012, 08:58 pm
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I've been looking for years for some "spyders" and have struck out so far. I even contemplated making my own but just haven't put it ahead of the other projects that keep coming up that I want more.

I've got it figured out in my head and some scribbles on paper, but thats as far as its went up to now.

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Old 28 Feb 2012, 04:26 pm
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Yeah, I'd be interested in these, too - I've been looking for 3 years and haven't found any on our bolt pattern .

If a 5x4 spider is available that has slots in the base, rather than round holes, and the caps are large enough, it might work - the difference is only .06" But I haven't seen any that I could buy and test ...
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Old 28 Feb 2012, 09:50 pm
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Does anyone know of a supplier for these to suit 5x100 stud pattern?
Glad you guys know what these are. Because I never heard of these. Does anybody have a picture for the unenlightened? Just got to know.
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Old 28 Feb 2012, 10:03 pm
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Here you go:



Paint your steel wheels, put on chrome trim rings and these spiders, and you've got the cat's pajamas!
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Old 28 Feb 2012, 10:06 pm
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Glad you guys know what these are. Because I never heard of these. Does anybody have a picture for the unenlightened? Just got to know.
I'm glad you asked! And glad to see the answer! They look neat!
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Old 28 Feb 2012, 10:51 pm
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Paint your steel wheels, put on chrome trim rings and these spiders, and you've got the cat's pajamas!
Thanks for posting the pic. Now I to am inlightened. Don't think I'v ever seen those. But I know what to call them when I do.
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Old 25 Mar 2012, 12:46 pm
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I have an alternate solution. How about Center Caps for your original factory wheels made from the original factory plastic hub caps. Click on the web address to get a pdf file detailing how I made my wheel centers.
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Old 25 Mar 2012, 01:24 pm
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I have an alternate solution. How about Center Caps for your original factory wheels made from the original factory plastic hub caps. Click on the web address to get a pdf file detailing how I made my wheel centers.
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Nice! Shows some "think'n out of the box" on your part. I'm still going to make a set of "spyders" someday.

Jerry
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Old 25 Mar 2012, 02:07 pm
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Super idea!! Nicely done, too!

Looking at those also gives me another thought: a style of wheel that, like the spyders, is not available because of the 5x100 bolt pattern, is the Mopar Rallye wheel. Your hubcap-center idea could work equally well for that, by painting the resulting mini-caps a dark gunmetal gray and the steel wheels a lighter argent color, and adding the chrome trim rings - you'd have something very similar to the Rallye wheels (here's a tip: the 15" steel wheels from the Chevy Cavalier also fit the PT Cruiser, and have a stamped pattern of regular circular holes around the main body of the wheel, making them much more consistent with the holes around the Rallye wheel ).
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