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Old 10-23-2019, 06:56 PM   #17
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Default Re: Don't you hate aluminum wheels?

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Originally Posted by jpsuli View Post
I know why they look awful. I should've clarified, why do Saturn aluminium alloys look way worse than anything else at this age? I can go to the junkyard and while other aluminium alloys aren't perfect, they are in way better condition than any of the Saturns in the lot.
Our bolts/nuts seem to rust up more than I've seen elsewhere too. I think GM speced cheaper materials in some places. Probably a cheaper clear in our case. Factory rims usually aren't just polished, they've got a clear coat on them. Or it could be that people saw our Saturns as mostly non-special and ran them until they didn't.... lots of gas and go people out there.

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