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Author Topic: 1982-1983 Firebird Trans Am bowling ball rims  (Read 4636 times)

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KnightriderSD

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1982-1983 Firebird Trans Am bowling ball rims
« on: April 27, 2009, 04:05:04 PM »
Does anyone know if there are any type of locks for the 82-83 bowling ball rims? Everytime I drive my 82 trans am, I am always worried that when I come back to my car that the bowling ball rims will be stolen. And I want to make sure they dont fall off either. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Someone gave me some good advice about using zip-ties. But zip-ties can be easily seen and easily cut with scizzors if a thief wants to get the expensive and rare bowling ball rims.

Please help me out.....Thank you

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Re: 1982-1983 Firebird Trans Am bowling ball rims
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2009, 01:34:36 PM »
As a person who knows both the Knight Rider world and the standard Trans Am/Firebird world, I can tell you those rims are only REALLY "rare and valuable" in the Knight Rider world.  These rims pop up on eBay all the time and they're inexpensive.  There are certain people who will sell them at a premium with "Knight Rider Tax".  The black ones come up all the time...the REALLY rare ones are the color-keyed ones that came on the S/E model.

For most purposes, the zip ties are going to work just fine.  If you get black zip ties, they won't be noticeable at all.

Drill two small holes in each lugnut socket and pass the zipties through them.  Or if you're that worried, take the caps off altogether unless you're in a show. 

You can also drill them here closer to the outer edge.


GM had retainer clips, but I'm not sure I'd trust those alone.
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Re: 1982-1983 Firebird Trans Am bowling ball rims
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