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How to remove center caps?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by victorye3, May 23, 2010.

  1. May 23, 2010 at 2:53 PM
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    victorye3

    victorye3 [OP] Western Alliance-NorCal

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    I have the Moto Metal 951's and I want to remove the center caps to see how it would look. The problem is I can not get those suckers off. What is the trick?
     
  2. May 23, 2010 at 3:07 PM
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    RPain

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    im not 100% sure but i think they pop out if you take the wheels off. i was watching the guys at discount install mine and i remember it that way. not sure tho ha. But i do remember them looking better with the caps on IMO
     
  3. May 23, 2010 at 3:18 PM
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    Im just not feeling the chrome center cap. I was hoping to take them off to get some flush black center caps.
     
  4. May 23, 2010 at 3:18 PM
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    They are wedged between the wheel and the hub. You cant get them off like the stock ones
     
  5. May 23, 2010 at 3:53 PM
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    cmack

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    My stock ones...I just pry off with a screw driver :D
     
  6. May 23, 2010 at 3:57 PM
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    Yah these ones wont come out with a screw driver. Plus I didnt want to try it to much because of the risk of chipping the paint off.
     
  7. May 23, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    genxer36

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    That can cause damage to some wheels. Be careful. My Einkies, you have to remove the wheel. And they push in & come out the back.
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  8. May 23, 2010 at 4:14 PM
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    I know. That's why I said for my stock wheels. Plus, the only time I take them off, is when I'm repainting them...
     
  9. Sep 24, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    My front driver side fell off. I'm sure you can get them out.. unless the tire rotation guys messed them up.. idk. I'm about to try to pry them off
     
  10. Sep 24, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    Yea they pop right off with a flat head. Just give it a good push. It doesn't mess up the finish
     
  11. Sep 25, 2011 at 9:31 PM
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    and if you're scared to chip something electrical tape is your friend
     
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