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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-13-2011, 02:12 AM Thread Starter
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Hey guys. One of my stock hub caps on the back tire fell off while driving. Ive been looking where to buy them and i cant seem to find them anywhere except lmc truck. will these work or are they no the same size.
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Re: Hub caps

I don't think they will work. Our stock alcoas have 4 slots for the cap to hold on with. Best look on ebay as I got a $90.00 price each from Ford.... I just got a decent pair of rears for $43.00 off ebay.


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Re: Hub caps

Those look like "push-through" caps, that only cover the center hub and not the lug nuts. They go on by removing the wheel and putting them through the center hole. They'd work, but you'd want chrome capped lug nuts as well. Is your truck a 4x4?

As for the eBay caps, if they're used or old stock OEMs, go for 'em. If they're the new "look-alikes", DON'T. They look a LOT like the originals, except for the logo, but they don't have the four tabs that interface with the four cut-outs in the center hole on the Ford-specific Alcoa rim. They have a spring wire inside that kinda "clips" against the protruding lug nuts. We got one pair because we have a set of generic Alcoas that don't have the four cut-outs. They held well for a while, but after a year or so, maybe the wire got soft or weak or something, but they both fell off within a coupla weeks of each other. Now we're using push-through caps and chrome nuts; alas, the caps are craptastic and the chrome is already rusting in less than a year, and they look like @ss. Those LMC caps are a good price, esp. if they don't pit and rust like the eBay POSes we got.
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Re: Hub caps

I got my from a truck dealership but wayyyy cheaper than $90. But had to know somebody.

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The PO on my sig truck placed self adhesive foam on the axle hub, part that sticks out. He did it at 12:00 o clock, 3, 6 and 9. With strips running the length of the hub. Then carefully slid on the hub covers. Works awesome in that it centres the caps and stops them from wearing, rattling and they stay snug to the hub...

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The rear caps on that last set are the type I mentioned, the aftermarket ones that catch on the lug studs rather than using the four tabs and the cut-outs. They're the ones that don't stay on for long. You can see the diff. in the back-side views.

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The PO on my sig truck placed self adhesive foam on the axle hub, part that sticks out. He did it at 12:00 o clock, 3, 6 and 9. With strips running the length of the hub. Then carefully slid on the hub covers. Works awesome in that it centres the caps and stops them from wearing, rattling and they stay snug to the hub...
That'd be a good idea for center caps that just cover the hub, and not the lug nuts. The full caps that cover the lug nuts don't come in contact with the hub wall.
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The rear caps on that last set are the type I mentioned, the aftermarket ones that catch on the lug studs rather than using the four tabs and the cut-outs. They're the ones that don't stay on for long. You can see the diff. in the back-side views.

That'd be a good idea for center caps that just cover the hub, and not the lug nuts. The full caps that cover the lug nuts don't come in contact with the hub wall.
That's my exact point....(for the factory stock full caps) by using the foam adhesive on the hub it WILL contact the inside of the cap and support it better aiding in keeping them centred and on. This is with the stock hub cap that covers the hub and wheel studs. In fact what I did was put the adhesive foam strips on the inside of the hub cap barrel so that it is squished/compressed on to the hub so far has worked awesome...

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I stand corrected! I forgot how the factory caps have that internal section, and yeah, the foam tape would snug it up there. But it seems from talking to folks that the major issue with the factory caps is with not-quite-genius-level tire-shop dudes; either they bust a tab putting one back on the wrong way, or they don't make sure it's on tight and it goes sailing within a coupla days after getting the truck worked on.
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Alright thanks guys. Yes it is a 4x4. I look like a dumbass lol. You guys go and find some in like ten minutes and ive been looking for a week.

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