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Old 21 Dec 2014, 11:36 pm
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Hey Cruisers. Just want to get some opinions. Trying to decide if I should take the time and hunt down some of the factory 5 spoke wheels, I believe they are called Pyramids, or if I should go with some baby moon covers on the wheels I have now. Let me know. Thanks.
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Old 21 Dec 2014, 11:52 pm
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Hey Cruisers. Just want to get some opinions. Trying to decide if I should take the time and hunt down some of the factory 5 spoke wheels, I believe they are called Pyramids, or if I should go with some baby moon covers on the wheels I have now. Let me know. Thanks.
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Old 22 Dec 2014, 01:34 am
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These wheels are great but not without there flaws as with all the Chrysler chrome wheels that were made. They all seem to be a gamble at one point or another like anything else some good others not so good.

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Old 22 Dec 2014, 02:29 am
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The issue I run into is not sure where to look for those wheels. I was thinking my local pick n pull may have some but at what price and condition. I can get a set of the moons for about $75 shipped. Just not sure what would look better. I like the way they look there on your ride bubba. I have always been partial to nice 5 spokes. Even when I was into the imports.
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Old 22 Dec 2014, 12:15 pm
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baby moons always look nice on cruiser's and an inexspencive way, if you decide later you dont like them you can remove them and get your self some nice rims . just my 2 cents
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Old 22 Dec 2014, 12:16 pm
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Look for another cruiser to buy them from or on Craig's possibly because most of the salvage yards and such (eBay) will rob yo a--.

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Old 23 Dec 2014, 03:21 am
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The 5-spoke painted wheels seem to hold up much better than the chrome ones.
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Old 24 Dec 2014, 11:33 am
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The issue I run into is not sure where to look for those wheels. I was thinking my local pick n pull may have some but at what price and condition. I can get a set of the moons for about $75 shipped. Just not sure what would look better. I like the way they look there on your ride bubba. I have always been partial to nice 5 spokes. Even when I was into the imports.
If you are thinking about baby moon hubcaps, good luck on finding them for stock wheels.

If you are thinking about wheel covers, you can find full moon wheel covers that will work.

I have baby moons on Wheel Vintique smoothies - getting a few dings on the hub caps and had to buff and clean rust off the wheels this spring. Applied a coating of Gibbs - so far, no more rust to speak of.
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Old 24 Dec 2014, 12:02 pm
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Another drawback of the moons is the risk of hitting a nasty pothole and losing one - stock hucaps have screw caps, can't do that with moons.
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Old 24 Dec 2014, 09:08 pm
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Another drawback of the moons is the risk of hitting a nasty pothole and losing one - stock hucaps have screw caps, can't do that with moons.
I know not all potholes can be missed but I do my best to stay away from them. I look ahead when driving. Hit one so hard in a different car that it messed with my alignment. Had to get a new tire too. Popped that bad boy.
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