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Old 17th July 2008, 17:13   #1
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people i need help, i need these wheel trims for my swift, i know they are quiet old fashioned but i want a set for my car too.

the premier padmini's size should do just fine the 14" ones!

if some one can help me out with, i appreciate it thank you!

i plan to paint the steel rim black and use these steel lips that look simply awesome, any pointers?
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Old 17th July 2008, 17:53   #2
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Take it to a chrome plater and he should be able to do the entire job.
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For which vehicle? They are available new in Bangalore to fit almost any car. The brand is COX.

And yes it does look good on a black wheel with chromed lug nuts and chrome center cups.

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They are available at any car accessory shop, atleast were a couple of years back. I had got a set for my Padmini diesel. Only problem was, the chrome rings would come loose and roll off ever so often.
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Check this out. http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...-thread-3.html (The Zen Modifications Thread)
Looks like zenster has got his recently.
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Old 17th July 2008, 19:29   #6
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Take it to a chrome plater and he should be able to do the entire job.


no mag as GTO and sankar said these are chrome plated steel rings which can be fit like a hub cap! so need to get them for the lip kind of shape to be achieved.



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For which vehicle? They are available new in Bangalore to fit almost any car. The brand is COX.

And yes it does look good on a black wheel with chromed lug nuts and chrome center cups.


sankar can you point me to one of the shops in bangalore where i can get these?i will ask some one at bangalore or ask the shop guy to send me a set of these if i get to know the exact shop thanks for that in advance.

i was unable to find any at Hyderabad no body here has them in stock. all they say is they would get me a set for a exorbitant price if i am willing to pay advance thats all.

i already mentioned these are for my swift i will need 14" size the ones that fit the premier padmini is just fine for my car.



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They are available at any car accessory shop, atleast were a couple of years back. I had got a set for my Padmini diesel. Only problem was, the chrome rings would come loose and roll off ever so often.
well like i said above thats the story here in hyderabad.
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If you are adding weight to the wheel like this i would suggest you get your wheel balancing re-done after doing so. (No need to redo alignment).

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If you are adding weight to the wheel like this i would suggest you get your wheel balancing re-done after doing so. (No need to redo alignment).

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I don't think these chrome rings that can be clipped/fitted onto the wheel rims are of any significant weight. Very light flimsy stuff. Used to have a set on our amby.
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sankar can you point me to one of the shops in bangalore where i can get these?i will ask some one at bangalore or ask the shop guy to send me a set of these if i get to know the exact shop thanks for that in advance.
rider60, it can be bought from any of the car accessory shops dotting the JC road area.
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These rings used to be a HUGE fashion statement in the yesteryears. I remember a neighbour who had a beaifully done Black Padmini had these rings on the Black painted rims. It looked good especially with the JK Steel Belted Radials.

This was quite a combination. He even had a twin pipe exhaust from Silencer House in Connaught Place, which used to give a brilliant note to the exhaust.

Those were the days...

I have not seen this rings around anymore, especially since the Padmini stopped production. Did see them on some Contessas though, but that is the period when Alloys were unheard of & were not accessable to the common man

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For which vehicle? They are available new in Bangalore to fit almost any car. The brand is COX.

And yes it does look good on a black wheel with chromed lug nuts and chrome center cups.
Hey Sankar,

With regards to this stuffs do you have any idea where in Bangalore (I mean any shops that you could name) I could look for one please?

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Hey Sankar,

With regards to this stuffs do you have any idea where in Bangalore (I mean any shops that you could name) I could look for one please?
I bought these 8 years ago from JC road. I don't remember the name of the shop.
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