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Project flush center cap aka this took too long

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by dal3_gribble, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. Feb 6, 2019 at 5:23 PM
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    dal3_gribble

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    I picked up some XD Turbine wheels for my 18 which I have loved. I was never in love with the center caps. First, I didn't like the XD center caps at all. Fortunately, those pop out and the TRD center caps literally pop right in.

    Stock center caps-

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    TRD center caps drop on

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    I wasn't a fan of the big silver cap against the black. I also wasn't a fun of the center cap protruding and disrupting the wheel's flow. I took the center caps off and that confirmed my suspicion. Doesn't the wheel look better and deeper without the center cap below?

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    So that brings me here. Not a fan of the silver/protruding center cap but also not a fan of the hub showing. So....
     
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  2. Feb 6, 2019 at 5:28 PM
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    Step 1, cut the stock XD center caps down about 1/2 their length. It ends up being just under 1.5".

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    My buddy grew some TRD center cap adapters to glue inside the barrels. I'm pretty sure this could have been done other ways. These glued in with Loctite G02.

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    Then I just cleaned them up and scuffed them awaiting their semi-gloss black rustoleum treatment (until the weather warms up). I may eventually paint the TRD red again, but I'll start with black.

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    I'll update once it's warm enough to shoot them.
     
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  3. Feb 6, 2019 at 5:29 PM
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    Looks pretty clean! I am jealous!
     
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  4. Feb 7, 2019 at 3:34 AM
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    Looks good!
     
  5. Feb 7, 2019 at 9:49 AM
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    Same crap everyone else got
    agree, those look much better in the 3rd pic over the 1 and 2.
     
  6. Feb 7, 2019 at 5:21 PM
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    Caps are painted and drying. I don't think they look as clean as I hoped, but I think I'm being overly critical and they will look good on the truck.

    IMG_20190207_171917.jpg
     
  7. Feb 8, 2019 at 12:29 PM
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    Final outcome. Looks good, I think I may do black sticker overlays with red TRD now. Too much black

    IMG_20190208_121542.jpg

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  8. Feb 8, 2019 at 12:41 PM
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    They look amazing, great job!
     
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  9. Feb 11, 2019 at 9:21 AM
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    Have any pictures from the side or from far, would love to see the after!
     
  10. Feb 11, 2019 at 1:22 PM
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    Here you go. Hard to tell but it looks good.

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  11. Feb 11, 2019 at 1:31 PM
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    Same crap everyone else got
    I would say it looks much better. Maybe get some matching touch up paint and color fill the trd logo in the caps? Might be too matchy matchy but maybe some other subtle way to make the center of the cap differ from the rest of the wheel color. Either way it's an upgrade in my opinion.
     
  12. Feb 11, 2019 at 6:55 PM
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    You're right, they look more concaved which is a nicer look!
     

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