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Stock Steelies - Center caps on or off?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by aaronk, Apr 30, 2008.

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Leave the Center Caps

  1. Heck ya!

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  2. Get rid of 'em!

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  1. Apr 30, 2008 at 9:18 PM
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    aaronk

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    For those of you with an 05+ Tacoma and stock steel wheels, did you take your center caps off? I'm kind of liking the look with them off. What do you think?
     
  2. May 1, 2008 at 2:25 PM
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    ChibbMD

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    Can we get a couple pictures for comparison?
     
  3. May 1, 2008 at 2:31 PM
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    eordonez

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  4. May 1, 2008 at 2:34 PM
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    pat's taco

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    i agree

    :worthless:
     
  5. Sep 7, 2009 at 10:05 AM
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    tmat

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    the stock steelies look a lot better with the center caps on. Either one of mine fell off or somebody stole one so I had three wheels with center caps and one without and it bugged me so I just took all of them off and it looks a little weird. Keep em on!
     
  6. Sep 7, 2009 at 3:34 PM
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    DDD

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    I notice that the center caps on the steel wheels tend to fall off easily...
     
  7. Sep 7, 2009 at 3:37 PM
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  8. Oct 16, 2009 at 6:26 PM
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  9. Oct 16, 2009 at 8:12 PM
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    Tsenekos

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    with caps
     
  10. Oct 16, 2009 at 8:34 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    I have some stock steelies painted black with some studded Wintercat tires on and I didnt want to paint the plastic center caps so I left em off. I like it better that way.
    [​IMG]
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  11. Oct 16, 2009 at 8:35 PM
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    ktmrider

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  12. Apr 13, 2011 at 2:24 AM
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    Looks good painted black without caps. Silver? Keep caps on.
     
  13. Apr 13, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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    I agree. I painted my stock steelies and like the look better with the center caps off. It's all preference. I kept mine on before they were painted.
     
  14. Jun 1, 2011 at 8:30 PM
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    MTBTACORN

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    Do the center caps actually do anything? I'm wondering because I purchased a very lightly used set of winter tires on stock steelies but they didn't come with center caps. Any issues with not running any in the winter (sand/salt/liquid "salt")?
     
  15. Jun 1, 2011 at 8:41 PM
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    Great, thanks very much.
     
  16. Jun 2, 2011 at 1:48 AM
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    2TRunner

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    Been fighting with my CCs for awhile. I have painted wheels, so I had to have painted CCs. They have been pretty bad about chipping up. Got fed up and just took them off and they'd been off a few weeks.

    However...gave it one last shot with some Plasti-Derp. Find out what the craze is all about.

    Without CCs, looks alright.
    With CCs, the trucks looks "complete"
     
  17. Jun 4, 2011 at 3:56 PM
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    i have 2010 sport wheels and i like the way they look without the center caps
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Jun 4, 2011 at 4:14 PM
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    KenLyns

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    The front hub already has a dust cap, so the center cap is truly redundant. The rear brake drum tends to get rusted, and the center cap hides it (it doesn't prevent rust, just hides it). IMO it's better to just paint the drum center with either a rattle can or touch up pen. I did neither :D

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  19. Dec 23, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    i have FJ steelies and i think the setup looks more aggressive without the cap.
     
  20. Jan 18, 2012 at 8:11 PM
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    wmdpowell

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    I lost (or one was stolen) one. I took the other three off, painted the center gray. I didn't want to buy a new one and have it come off again.
     
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