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      09-21-2021, 02:52 PM   #1
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TE37SL center cap adapters just... don't fit

I'm not sure why i'm surprised by this after really thinking about it and looking at them rationally, but there's literally no room on these wheels for the center cap adapters to work correctly.







The f/r hubs just extend into the space where the adapters would sit, so what are my options here?

Basically the only valid option I can think of is to run some small spacers and give them room to sit. I don't know that I have enough room in the rear though, and honestly at this point i'm tired of spending money to have center caps lol.

Other than that, I guess I can always just try to sell all this stuff and then wire brush/paint the hub centers black. I'd much rather have center caps tbh, but I just don't see how they can work.

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Just get something designed and 3D printed to fit properly.
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When I had my SLs I plasti dipped those centers black and then cleared them. Looked better than the rusted hubs sticking out. I don't think I've ever seen an F80 with SLs and center caps that fit but YMMV.
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Sell them and buy ultras lol jk.. best option is prob what knightarmor said
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Just get something designed and 3D printed to fit properly.
Yeah that's probably what I need to do here. Doesn't seem like it's impossible to do.

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When I had my SLs I plasti dipped those centers black and then cleared them. Looked better than the rusted hubs sticking out. I don't think I've ever seen an F80 with SLs and center caps that fit but YMMV.
Definitely on my to-do list now once I finish all the flex-fueling stuff now. Rusty hubs aren't a great look poking out through these wheels


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Sell them and buy ultras lol jk.. best option is prob what knightarmor said
Haha I wish! I guess i'm just a little caught off guard by the situation and assumed everything would be alright when it should be been obvious that it wasn't going to fit lol.
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I used to work for a company that sold Volks and had connections with Mackin Industries (main distributor for Volks / Rays in North America). Mackin Industries informed me that SLs aren't compatible with centercaps. There's ways people made them work but they weren't easy
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I used to work for a company that sold Volks and had connections with Mackin Industries (main distributor for Volks / Rays in North America). Mackin Industries informed me that SLs aren't compatible with centercaps. There's ways people made them work but they weren't easy
Yeah that's why they require adapter rings to fit standard caps. Unfortunately the F8X hubs just aren't compatible with this sort of setup.
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I had the same issue with my SL's. I eneded up using a rubber ring aroung the cap to hold it in place. haven't lost a center cap yet. fingers crossed
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I had the same issue with my SL's. I eneded up using a rubber ring aroung the cap to hold it in place. haven't lost a center cap yet. fingers crossed
Haha that works for me - how'd you manage the rears though!? There's like.. basically no room back there
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I had just enough space for the cap and ring.
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      09-28-2021, 02:01 PM   #11
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Ok cool thanks, where/what sort of rubber ring did you end up using for this? This solution sounds perfectly fine in my book
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I bought some rubber clamps used for plumbing at home depot that matched the right size and cut them to the correct thickness, here is a pic from the back.
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Nice! Thanks and appreciate the help
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