Trim rings on SS III wheels???

DROLDS84

DROLDS84

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Feb 15, 2015
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I believe he means these....I have seen trim rings on them before but not sure what rings were from.
 
69hurstolds

69hurstolds

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Jan 2, 2006
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#12
Here's a 442 wheel which matches the above pic. IIRC, the ONLY difference between the 14" and 15" wheel was the width of the band where the valve stem goes which made the 1" difference. And the width, obviously. But the shape didn't change, and they both used the same center sections.
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I believe the painted 15" units used the same rim, just not chromed.
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And a 14 x 6 wheel.
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maxi426

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Sep 20, 2018
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The back spacing is different between the early and late wheel. The center being pushed back on the rim makes it look like there is an extra step. It's there on both wheels, just looks more pronounced on the deeper late wheel. Perhaps the early trim ring would work but leave a little extra space between the trim ring and center. Would still like to hear from someone who has actually tried it, and hear how it worked.
 
TURNA

TURNA

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Jul 24, 2009
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#14
yes the early ones are 4.25 the later are 4 no difference in trim rings
 
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maxi426

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Sep 20, 2018
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The later wheels were all chrome. Never used a trim ring
 
TURNA

TURNA

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Jul 24, 2009
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#16
Yes no difference you can use the same trim ring
 
TURNA

TURNA

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Jul 24, 2009
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#17
Maybe you have a set of the front wheel drive versions...........:LOL:

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kustomkyle

kustomkyle

G-Body Guru
Apr 14, 2008
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#19
Perhaps the 1983-1985 Monte Carlo 15" steel wheel, which used trim rings, would present any answers?

Would assume backspacing should be the same as the Olds. The only thing would be for someone with one to measure the lip depths.
 

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