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Old 09-04-2007
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I finally found a spare rim!

I've been looking for a rim to replace my beat up and just plain old ugly looking spare tire wheel at the u-pull-its for a few years now and I finally found one this weekend. I had to purchase the tire that came with it but that's npt to bad paid about $25 for it and I got a bunch of other stuff for free since i bought the tire and the rim.
I wanted one to match my original wheels, the deer hooved ones and I lucked out. I found a few in the back of a Explorer. My one question is that it is the same wheel but there are 2 little holes between each set of the hooves. Anyone know why they're there? I was thinking for heat dissipation for the brakes but that is just my un-educated opinion.
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picture?
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I'll get one up later on tonight.
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Here is that pic. See the 2 holes in between each of the sets of hooves. My wheels don't have them but this one does. What are they for?
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center cap mounting holes. Screws or nuts would thread into the cap, through the inside of the wheel. Cherokee center caps are like that too. That's my guess.
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Would this wheel still work on my truck?
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yea, ninety nine percent sure, you already own it, so just try it.
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same bolt pattern I dont see why not
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hells yea they'll fit.

this is the cap that i'm referring too on the cherokees.

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Thanks guys. I'll try it before I mount my spare onto it. I was pretty sure it would fit just wanted some other opinions.
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center cap mounting holes. Screws or nuts would thread into the cap, through the inside of the wheel. Cherokee center caps are like that too. That's my guess.
He was talking about the other holes at the outside edge of the wheel, between the cut-outs, not the lug holes.
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whoops....my bad. I read faster than i thunk.
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Anyone have any ideas? They rim will work, I just want to know what the hell these holes are for.
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