Trying to install 8 bolt center caps on my stock rims

Discussion in 'Stock Suspension + Bolt On Kits' started by PEIslander, Nov 19, 2020 at 4:07 PM.

  1. b454rat

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    That is a dually cap. I know for a fact they (srw) will fit. Just not sure what is going on, why need to see pics of what you actually have.
     
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    Wrong lug nuts
     
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    DRW or SRW if he's got the FF 14 bolt he has that large hub to clear. That's why I said if he's trying to use shallow caps from a SF 8 lug then that may be the issue.

    Richard
     
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    SRW doesn’t matter, same cap. I had a 97 with the full float and had same caps as ones off a semi float. Only the dually’s had the extra deep cap...
     
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    I think I found the reason. The rear wheels (which were actually on the front when I bought the truck but have since been rotated to the rears) are different then the front. It appears the rear rims were designed for a doggie dish cap and the "bumps" between the lugnuts are taller and aren't allowing the cap to sit deeper onto the rim:
    bothrimscomparison.jpg

    At first glance it appears the cap sits flush against the wheel but it's resting against those bumps
    capfitonrear.jpg
    I wonder if this is a Dodge rim?
    I doubt rotating the wheel back to the front would make any difference. I may try modifying the caps for the rear. I have a junk cap that I may try notching to clear the bumps on the rims. The cap and trim ring looks pretty good on the front so I hope I can get them to work on the rear.
    trimringandcap.jpg
     
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    Um, interesante!

    I can't really tell the difference between those 2 rims, but probably the photos don't show the true perspective...

    But yeah, if they are Dodge rims, then as Eric O from South Main Auto would say, "...well there's your problem lady!" LOL

    Glad you figured it out! The suspense was building up!
     
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    There are like bump stops on the back side of the cap. Remove them, see if that makes a difference. If not then start trimming till it fits. I'd think I'd just find the right wheels lol, but I'm weird like that...
     
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    Unfortunately the right wheels are hard to find here.
     
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    Well I went the hillbilly route and notched two of the caps. They fit nicely now!
    modified cap.jpg

    When I find proper GM rims I'll spring for a pair of new caps. Here's the truck in all it's two tone glory with the caps and rings on
    newwheels.jpg

    Next year she'll get blown apart and painted all red.
     
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    Looks good! I kinda miss having a 3/4 ton/1 ton truck. Anymore I think stock wheels look better than the crap wheels out today...
     
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