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Old 10-31-2002, 10:33 AM   #1
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So Im in southern ontario, where do i find a good deal on hub caps? How much aprox will it run me, I already think the car would look great with some nicer hub caps. Something other than black...
Got any pics or links for some nice hub caps I can browse through? Hopefully picking up the car Saterday, its in for its emmission testing and cert today.
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Kimmers,

I believe you have the black rims that were only available on the 1992 SSE and SSEi models. These rims were powder coated at the factory to match the color of your paint. They are not hub caps but actual rims. You do have a center cap (like a small hub cap), but changing that to a different color would not look that great as the majority of your rims would still be black. If you are looking for a different rim, there are many rim manufacturers out there. Look on the web or visit Canadian Tire (I assume that they are like most tire companies in the US that offer rims as well). They will probably have some on display in their store (but I don't live in Canada and have never been to a Canadian Tire store), and should also have several catalogues. If you are looking for something different yet still OME, try the salvage yard for some rims off of a wrecked Bonnie. That will be the least expensive alternative.

However, I must stress that the 1992 SSE and SSEi were the only bonnevilles of that body style to receive the body colored rims. They did offer them in 88-91, but that was a slightly different body style. In 1993 they no longer offered them. You have a true classic as not all SSE and SSEi'* received these rims in 1992.

BTW, any Bonneville rim from 1992-2003 should fit as they have a 115mm X 5 bolt pattern. I am not sure about the earlier Bonnevilles, but I think they may have had that bolt pattern too.

Good luck.
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Hub caps, uh uh..Kimmer you have aluminum rims on yer Bonnie, prolly 16"ers. To replace all four would cost you in the neighbourhood of $500-$1,000 and up^
you can look at this site and see different OEM wheels available for your car and the costs in US $

http://www.aaarims.com/

I would wait until winters over and look at some custom wheels if thats the route you wanna go, and keep the stock wheels you have now for winter driving.
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Kimmer...go to Canadian Tire
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I know I changed out the rims on my car but I would leave it the way it is. If your interested look at ebay. Last week I saw a set of new car take offs from a 2002 SLE that went for $300 US plus shipping. Powder coated silver. If your wanting polished aluminum it'll cost you.
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I have read all responses. I dont think I will be changing them too soon. I got the car home and like how it looks the way it is. Really, pictures dont do any justice for this car!

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Good decision Kimmers, you won't regret it. Besides, you can always buy a second set for when you want a different look. Just keep the originals for when you show the car at those future international meets!
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