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On the 1990 Thunderbird SuperCoupes, was there no left & right 16" wheel, like there was on the 1997 Thunderbird LX? Every place I look-up Thunderbird wheels shows a separate left and a separate right 16" wheel for the '97 LX, but lists only one part # for the '90 Supercoupes - wouldn't the swept spokes be facing the wrong way on the one side of the car with the '90 16" wheels?

Also, are there any other center caps that will fit the '97 16" wheels, besides the original ones with the holes that expose the lug nuts (I'm not a big fan of that look)? Will the center caps from the '90 16" wheels fit the '97 16" wheels?

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On the 1990 Thunderbird SuperCoupes, was there no left & right 16" wheel, like there was on the 1997 Thunderbird LX? Every place I look-up Thunderbird wheels shows a separate left and a separate right 16" wheel for the '97 LX, but lists only one part # for the '90 Supercoupes - wouldn't the swept spokes be facing the wrong way on the one side of the car with the '90 16" wheels?
Correct, the early SC had only one rim. The spokes will face the wrong way on the opposite side.

Also, are there any other center caps that will fit the '97 16" wheels, besides the original ones with the holes that expose the lug nuts (I'm not a big fan of that look)? Will the center caps from the '90 16" wheels fit the '97 16" wheels?
They will physically fit but are a PITA to get off, don't ask me how I know! Maybe find the SC rims that look like the Sport rims (92? - 95), they have the notch in the face to pop off the center cap.

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I'll add to what Joe said..


The center caps from the 93-95 Thunderbird LX/89-92 Thunderbird LX Wheels will fit on 94-95 SuperCoupe Wheels & 96-97 Thunderbird Sport Wheels..
93-95 Thunderbird LX Wheel.jpg


The 94-95 SuperCoupe Wheels have the notch because they use the flat center cap..
94-95 Supercoupe Wheel.jpg

The 96-97 Thunderbird Sport Wheels do not have the notch because they use an open lug center cap..
96-97 Thunderbird Sport Wheel.jpg

So if you try to use the flat center caps from the 94-95 SuperCoupe/93-95 Thunderbird LX/89-93 Thunderbird LX on the 96-97 Thunderbird Sport Wheels..

You'll have a hard time getting them off without scratching the finish on the 96-97 Thunderbird Sport Wheels..

Since there's no notch on the 96-97 Thunderbird Sport Wheels..


The 89-93 SuperCoupe center caps will not fit on the 94-95 SuperCoupe,93-95 Thunderbird LX,89-92 Thunderbird LX, or the 96-97 Thunderbird Sport Wheels..

The 89-92 Thunderbird LX Vaned Aluminum Wheel center caps will fit on the 94-95 SuperCoupe,93-95 Thunderbird LX,or the 96-97 Thunderbird Sport Wheels..

The 96-97 Thunderbird LX Wheel center caps have contours that only match the 96-97 Thunderbird LX Wheel..

As far as I know the only Thunderbird Wheel from 89-97 that ever had a metal center cap was the 89-92 SuperCoupe..

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