Re: Rally Wheel Trim Ring - Which is Correct?
[QUOTE..... There are two correct numbers. Before recall and after recall. In the blurb below the superseded number is the part number before recall - the design with the "suicide" clips. The first number is the replacement design number with the improved and safer clip design.
Not trying to be a horse's a$$, but I have never seen any documentation about a recall. If it was really a recall, then there should be almost ZERO trim rings out there with the four clips. I have a complete set on my 69 Z and several spares. If they were recalled, the owner would be notified and would take the car to the dealer where new ones would be installed, and the old ones turned back in to GM and crushed.
I have heard multiple stories on the "suicide" clip rings, ranging from ended production to recall to huge class action law suit. I am skeptical of all of those stories. I would be the first to admit I am wrong as soon as someone shows credible documentation. Not sure why some refer to them as "suicide" clips. I have never had one come off. I worked as a tech in the 70's and never had one customer complaint about losing one of those trim rings. I pulled off and put on a lot of them.
Apologies to the previous poster. I don't know the part number for the 14" rings, but guessing someone on here can come up with it. The four clip ring for my car (part #3901708) was used for at least 3 years and maybe more.