Your Guide to Wheel Simulators | Hubcap Haven

Get in the Know: Your Crash Course in Wheel Simulators

At Hubcap Haven Auto, Wheel, and Trim we are dedicated to making sure you have all of the information that you need to make smart, informed buying decisions when it comes to your wheels and rims. That’s why we started our Get in the Know blog series, and that’s what we are going to continue to do moving forward. Our last installment in this series went over industry terms that you need to know in order to know what you need for your own car, truck, van, or SUV. Now, we are going to explore a product that you might not have ever heard of unless you drive a truck or van… Wheel Simulators

What is a Wheel Simulator? 

Wheel simulators are stainless steel wheel covers that are meant to give the appearance of Chrome or Polished wheels. Made from the thickest stainless steel on the market (T304L), wheel simulators take your raw wheels and tires and give them the shiny look of an aluminum wheel. This saves you thousands of dollars versus buying actual aluminum wheels, messing with custom offsets for the rims, or any other modifications you are looking to add in order to give your truck or van a new premium look. 

How Do You Install Wheel Simulators? 

Installing wheel simulators is simple. You will either bolt them on or pound them on. For the bolt option, you will simply bolt directly to the studs if they are long enough. For those studs that are not adequate in length, the set will come with stud extenders. These are perfectly, and obviously, named because they extend the length of the stud to reach your new wheel simulator. The 12:00 and 6:00 positions will be where the set attaches and comes with nut covers to hide them. 

A pound on set is a bit different as there are teeth that will dig into the steel wheel and secure the wheel simulator in place. Of all of the items that we sell here at Hubcap Haven Auto, Wheel, and Trim we get the most compliments about our wheel simulators. They really do a great job dressing up your truck and van, and make a real impact on the way your vehicle is viewed by the public. 

How Do I Match Up My Wheel? 

Matching your wheel to the wheel simulator you need is super simple. Hubcap Haven Auto, Wheel, and Trim offers a Year, Make, Model fitment system that will perfectly match your current wheel to the wheel simulator that will fit your truck or van. This eliminates the need for custom offsets, and gives you the piece of mind you need. All of our fitment data is matched to Accuride, Budd, and Motorwheel numbers. 

What if I Lose One or Need Parts? 

At Hubcap Haven Auto, Wheel, and Trim we are here to support our customers throughout the like of their purchase. Whether you lose one, need new bolts, or need to fully replace your set, we are here to help. 

Now You Know

For those that drive trucks and vans, and want to give their ride a new look without spending a few thousand dollars, wheel simulators from Hubcap Haven Auto, Whee, and Trim offer a far more economical choice. With expert service, an unbeatable selection, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, you are not going to find a better place for your wheel simulator purchase than Hubcap Haven Auto, Wheel, and Trim.