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Old 02-26-2010, 12:14 PM   #21
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Question Re: Alcoa 16-inch Wheels

Anyone ever try the fake covers on a 3500? http://www.autoamenity.com/Wheel-Sim...-Simulator.htm
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Old 02-26-2010, 02:15 PM   #22
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Default Re: Alcoa 16-inch Wheels

My '09 Airstream has the Stainless Steel simulators which I'm going to sell when I get the Alcoa's. They're actually held on very simply with L/U shaped brackets held in place with phillips machine screws that tighten onto the slots in the steel rims.
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Old 02-26-2010, 04:28 PM   #23
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Default Re: Alcoa 16-inch Wheels

Alcoas on Sportsmobile.
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:35 PM   #24
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Default Re: Alcoa 16-inch Wheels

I ran stainless trims on my T1Ncan. Probably the easiest maintainence items on the van, which considering position on the vehicle and fitment duration is impressive (I think I only polished them five times in total, the rest of the time just soap and water). I also modified the front trims to run the factory plastic too.

Alcoa don't appear to cater for the light commercial market in the UK at present, only heavy trucks. I'm surprised to read how cheap the light commercial Alcoas are in the 'States, they look great by the way - I don't know of another wheel brand that "aces" Alcoa. Enjoy yours!
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:48 PM   #25
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Default Re: Alcoa 16-inch Wheels

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I have 4 Alcoa wheels on my 08 3500. You can only use 4 (2 on outer rear). The only rotation I do is to swap the fronts. The rears seem to wear pretty evenly. I did the same on my old E-350 dual wheel for 135,000 miles with no problem with uneven rear tire wear.
Are you saying that you swap the fronts side to side? Do you remount the tire? Without a remount of tire this would change the rotation. My understanding is that one must keep the rotation the same once the tire is put into service. I have rotated left front to right rear outside, and right front to left rear outside. Then kept the inside rear in place until next rotation where it rotates with the front on same side. Start the rotation over at next interval. Overkill? Who knows.

Can't do it this way with the Alcoa's. So I guess I would rotate front only and remount the tires every time. I suspect the rims would show marks on the Alcoa's from the hub when flipped, which is required when rotating the way I have with steel wheels.

Nice wheels.... hmmm....
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Old 03-16-2010, 02:57 PM   #26
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Default Re: Alcoa 16-inch Wheels

I'm not a tire guy but I always thought that keeping the same rotation direction was a problem with steel belted tires. I do not remount the front tires when I swap them. On my last van I got 50,000mi on each of 3 sets of tires doing it that way.
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Old 03-08-2017, 12:45 AM   #27
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Default Re: Alcoa 16-inch Wheels Lug Nut Covers

I found these lug nut covers for Alcoa Sprinter rims on Amazon. Stainless steel just like the originals ...maybe better!
Five lug nut covers for $29.49 plus postage - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C0QT1OW
One lug nut cover for $3.49 plus postage - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C0QG0V4
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:28 AM   #28
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Default Re: Alcoa 16-inch Wheels

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I just ordered 4 - 2 x 801/802 Polished, (was going to order 6 but was told to order only 4 - Alcoa/Airstream), which will take 5/6 weeks from AA Wheel & Truck Supply in Kansas City MO.

250800 $ 200.20
250801 $ 223.61
250802 $ 243.52

021120 $ 41.25
022120 $ 83.75

The prices do not include shipping.
Your is a great price. I paid $308.00 for one 250801 from official Alcoa distributor. It took a week to deliver. I bough it for spare tire.
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