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Old 05-23-2013, 12:14 PM   #21
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Awesome OP! I'm going to have to try this for my Countersteer's at some point! Fantastic job!
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BFD should take notice. It is an enormous improvement over what they produce.
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Awesome work Cody, and thank you for making an excellent how-to write-up as well!
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Will do Sir!!!!


What size weather stripping did you end up using??
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this stuff, bent in half. I picked it up at Lowes for about $6, or check the link on the first page if you cant find it in store.
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Looks clean and OEM now. Kudos on the great write up to go with this mod. Great job!
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Quick update...

Welp, after waiting 4 weeks for my spacers to arrive looks like the caps don't fit...




I have about 1/4" of clearance issues. Looks like I'm going to have to cut out the tabs on the inside of the cap. That should make everything fit together nicely. Only problem with that is durability. Going to have to use some more epoxy to make sure it stays together.

It's a work in progress, but we'll see how it turns out...

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After about an hour of Dremel work, everything fits proper.

Cut off the tabs...


Sanded off the remaining glue and epoxy...


Caps now fit flush on the spacers...


After test fitting, I applied more epoxy to the inside of the caps. hoping that will be enough to hold them together but only time will tell. Also, messed up my clearcoat so probably going to have to sand/spray them again...
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What spacers are you running?
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What spacers are you running?
BORA 1", installed yesterday. Tires and wheels should be mounted this week.
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Got these installed on the truck yet??? Want to see how she looks!!!!
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Got these installed on the truck yet??? Want to see how she looks!!!!
Been busy getting my suspension in order. Spent all last week installing new leaf springs, and contemplating CMC'n.

Keep changing my mind on tires, too.
Narrowed it down to 3: Toyo Open Country AT2, General Grabber AT2, or ProComp Xtreme AT...
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That's cool, not to add to your tough tire decision but look hard at the Nitto Terra Grapplers too!!! I have about 45000 miles on my tires and they still look brand new!!! They ride great and don't produce a lot of road noise!!! Can take and send you a picture if you want to see how they look on Countersteer Offroads and how they are wearing!!!
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awesome job sir!

im having a little trouble myself with my new wheels and and the center caps.. was directed to your thread

question.. whats the bore size of your wheels and whats the diameter of those TRD caps if its not too much trouble.

thanks!
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That's a great idea and cannot wait to see the finish product!
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question.. whats the bore size of your wheels and whats the diameter of those TRD caps if its not too much trouble.
PM'd you.... But in case anybody else has the same question, I believe the BFDs have a bore of 108mm. the TRD caps have a diameter of about 104mm.

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Thanks! ^^^ This is where I purchased the TRD caps from, if anybody else needs them.
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got your pm..

Appreciate the input and help. I've looked high and low including the places you mentioned with no luck. There just dont seem to be any short, big bore sized center caps. The largest I've found are the ones you used from TRDsparks. I MAY be able make something work with those. But.. first.. im going to just paint my hubs, today actually. Satin black and hopefully they will blend with the wheel better. Worst case scenario, I make some center caps and cover them. I have a few ideas rollin around already. From simple flat center cap covers from thin sheet metwl or abs plastic, to something along the lines of what you did and making something work. Ill keep you posted.

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Thanks! ^^^ This is where I purchased the TRD caps from, if anybody else needs them.
Thanks for the order! What part number did you use?
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Finally......




Proper shoot tomorrow, hopefully.

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