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How-To: Custom Flush-Mount TRD Center Caps

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by BeePee, May 17, 2013.

  1. May 23, 2013 at 12:14 PM
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    Toyotacrawler

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    Awesome OP! I'm going to have to try this for my Countersteer's at some point! Fantastic job!
     
  2. May 23, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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    Slick, slick install my friend. Nice wheel choice too.
     
  3. May 23, 2013 at 12:23 PM
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    BFD should take notice. It is an enormous improvement over what they produce.
     
  4. May 23, 2013 at 12:26 PM
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    That looks GREAT!
     
  5. May 23, 2013 at 11:47 PM
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    Awesome work Cody, and thank you for making an excellent how-to write-up as well!
     
  6. May 24, 2013 at 6:16 AM
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    Will do Sir!!!!


    What size weather stripping did you end up using??
     
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  7. May 24, 2013 at 9:45 AM
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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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  8. May 28, 2013 at 9:25 PM
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    Looks clean and OEM now. Kudos on the great write up to go with this mod. Great job!
     
  9. May 29, 2013 at 3:51 PM
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    Quick update...

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

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    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...

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

    Cut off the tabs...
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    Sanded off the remaining glue and epoxy...
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    Caps now fit flush on the spacers...
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    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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  10. Jun 2, 2013 at 9:00 AM
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    What spacers are you running?
     
  11. Jun 2, 2013 at 9:06 AM
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    BORA 1", installed yesterday. Tires and wheels should be mounted this week.
     
  12. Jun 9, 2013 at 9:28 PM
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  13. Jun 11, 2013 at 4:14 PM
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    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...
     
  14. Jun 12, 2013 at 5:15 AM
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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!!!
     
  15. Jun 12, 2013 at 10:20 PM
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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!
     
  16. Jun 13, 2013 at 12:39 PM
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    That's a great idea and cannot wait to see the finish product!
     
  17. Jun 13, 2013 at 2:22 PM
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    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.

    Thanks! ^^^ This is where I purchased the TRD caps from, if anybody else needs them.
     
  18. Jun 13, 2013 at 2:33 PM
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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.

    Again.. thanks for the input. :thumbsup:
     
  19. Jun 14, 2013 at 8:04 AM
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    Thanks for the order! What part number did you use?
     
  20. Jun 14, 2013 at 4:49 PM
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    Finally...... :D

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    Proper shoot tomorrow, hopefully.

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