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How-to: Lexus GX460 F-Sport Center Cap

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by KenLyns, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. Jun 29, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    KenLyns [OP] 8-in. Third Member

    May 23, 2010
    Belly of the Beast
    4x4 TRD Off Road Full-Auto
    All-Pro Bumper, CBI Sliders, Icon Coilovers, BudBuilt Skids, aFe Intake, Icon VS Rear Shocks, Timbren Bumpstops, All-Pro UCAs, JDM Steering Wheel, ViAir Compressor, Klearz LED 3rd Brake Light, Pop-N-Lock Tailgate Handle, Husky Front Flaps
    Inspired by BeePee's write-up on flush-mount TRD center caps, I took a slightly different approach to mount Lexus GX460 F-Sport center caps on my Konig wheels:

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    • No gluing.
    • No permanent modification to center cap.
    You will need:

    1. Remove the wire ring from inside the center cap. Interestingly, the bag label says the part is made in the US, while the molded part-mark says made in China.

    IMG_3094s%2Bfcap_bag_d80594566ba861e00241de88406182bc64bc3801.jpg IMG_3096s%2Bfcap_ring_c36b918cdaa8ed45d4276758d9990e28b56c8608.jpg

    2. Cut a slit in the hubcentric ring -> takes less than 20 sec with a hacksaw and bimetal blade.


    3. Using the Dremel, sand the inside diameter of the hubcentric ring. Move the sanding wheel in a circular motion to ensure the hole remains round. Continue until the center cap can fit while expanding the ring slightly (opening ~3 mm gap in the slit).


    4. Install the hubcentric ring in the wheel first. Chamfered side of the ring should face outward. It should slide in easily.

    5. Push in the center cap until it snaps into place. The center cap expands the ring like a collet, causing it to hold tightly inside the wheel bore. End result:


    I've put about 280 miles on it since installation, and it hasn't loosened.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2015
  2. Jul 8, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    BeePee Well-Known Member

    Mar 28, 2011
    First Name:
    09 DCSB TRD Sport Pyrite Mica
    6" ProComp. Icon Coilovers. Alcan Leafs. Bronze BFDs. TRD Caps. BORA Spacers. Toyo. Magnaflow. Debadge. Viper. WeatherTech.
    Looks good! I couldn't even tell it had the ring around it that first time you posted a picture. Nice job.

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