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MTL2012X 07-31-2012 08:22 PM

18" imposter wheel skins
 
I bought some chrome imposter wheel skins for my Laredo X.
They look really good, well built and at first I was pleased. But after installing the first one I could see there was a problem with the fit. They snapped on as they are supposed to but just the slightest wiggling to see if theybwerebtight and it was very loose on 2 or 3 of the spokes. A little more gentle wigglingbandvitpopped off. Damn! They looked great when on but there was no way I would drive with them, they would have vibrated off for sure.

Anyone have any experience with these on a 2012 with the 18" painted rims.
If I return them I would be out 100$ in shipping (bs) anywaybinwouldlike to use them until I buy some new rims, any tips or mods that will keep them on would be appreciated.

Thanks

gc4x4 07-31-2012 10:46 PM

Re: 18" imposter wheel skins
 
Hot glue or liquid nails, either will hold the covers on unless you really yank on them.

MTL2012X 08-22-2012 08:54 PM

Re: 18" imposter wheel skins
 
Well I contacted the website from where I got them and after a few weeks of waiting they just refunded my account and didn't even ask for them back.

Khaki4.7 08-29-2012 01:06 AM

Re: 18" imposter wheel skins
 
I just "installed" a set on my 05 Laredo. It looks awesome and had a very deliberate snap as the claws grabbed the spokes. I drove on a bumpy road to see if there was an immediate flaw no issues. These might look good for a week or 2 years I have no idea. Looks like I could slip em off and run them in a dishwaher LOL. But seriously yours were likely inferior design :( I would not write off the mod. I would rate the fit and finish of my "skins" at a 92. So a solid A or A -. this is an immediate gratification type thing for the WK. Its kind of like breast implants look great until you get real close lke :)


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