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How to keep Center Caps on the wheels?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Killer, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Dec 29, 2011 at 12:23 PM
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    Killer

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  2. Dec 29, 2011 at 9:29 PM
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    I have a set of those in Black if you are looking to replace/change the look a little.... no recommendation to your question, though. sorry.
     
  3. Dec 29, 2011 at 9:34 PM
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    Use some silicon , that's what I used on my fj Trd caps ( fit a Lil loose on my sport wheels but it did the trick )
     
  4. Dec 29, 2011 at 10:06 PM
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    $45 for 4 center caps? Holy moly.

    Like the poster above said, I heard that a little dab of silicone works well for center caps.

    and btw - I don't want to come off as a jackass, so please don't take this as negative ribbing... but you're 40 and have a son of driving age?
     
  5. Dec 29, 2011 at 10:09 PM
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    Why is having kids at ~24 surprising? :confused:
     
  6. Dec 29, 2011 at 10:12 PM
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    My moms 38 :anonymous:
     
  7. Dec 29, 2011 at 10:17 PM
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    Well a combination of shitty math on my part + the fact I'm 38 and have a 5 year old makes it a bit of a shocker
     
  8. Dec 29, 2011 at 11:01 PM
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    LOL! :laughing: Math in public is rarely a good thing.

    My wife and I are both 44 and we have a 14 year old, so I see where you're coming from. My folks, OTOH, are only about 20 years older than I am, so they were about 36 when I started driving... :eek:
     
  9. Dec 30, 2011 at 6:06 AM
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    What about a little masking tape applied to the tabs that snap into the wheel tighter?
     
  10. Dec 30, 2011 at 10:14 AM
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    Yes, I am 40 years old and I have 2 sons. One is 16 and one is 15. I am glad I had kids early. They are both very good kids. I was young enough to keep up with them and be interested in some of the same things as them.

    Btw, do you think $45.00 is too high or too low for 4 center caps?
     
  11. Dec 30, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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    By no means was I questioning your decision or how your kids were/are reared... I think it's awesome. As you can see above, my math was off - to say the least.

    I think $45 for 4 center caps is very high. But then again, it's par for the course with OEM plastic.
     
  12. Dec 30, 2011 at 12:09 PM
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    maybe try bending the little tabs on the hub caps to its a tighter fit
     
  13. Jan 3, 2012 at 8:38 AM
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    Btw, if anyone reads this post in the future, these caps are a poor fit. The eBay seller promptly refund the money.

    The clips aren't the same as OEM and the logo is painted on top of the hub instead of being embossed in the hub.

    So now I am on the hunt for OEM center caps.
     
  14. Jan 3, 2012 at 8:42 AM
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    I went through this weird phase where people kept on stealing my caps back when I had my stock setup... so in the end, after replacing a couple I just decided to go without them. I guess you can't have nice things, for one reason or another.
     
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