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Old 10-29-2012, 02:49 PM   #1
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93 PA with a bent rim. Guy at tire store says I need a special wheel because of the wire hubcaps with the locking center piece. It uses that green plastic nut.

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Hmm, all the older locking hubcaps I've seen on GM cars either screwed onto the end of the axle shaft, or had a cup that was held onto the wheel by the lug nuts that had a stud the hubcap screwed down on. Maybe they changed something in the last 10 years, but the older ones looked like standard steel wheels to me.
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I think these have the piece that goes on the center of the rim. I don't recall if they go under the lugs, or if they screw in to little screw holes between the lugs.

I would be inclined to let the tire guy show me the difference and let him dig his own hole.
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