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Old 01-24-2010, 03:13 PM
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Default New Soft 8's.. Axel Cap??

Ay guys, I got my new set of Cragar Soft 8's in the mail a few days ago. Cant wait to get my tires mounted..
Any way my question is. The rims didn't come w/ the center caps, (I knew that while ordering) and i was wondering what some of you are using for the axel caps? Are there a generic brand that are cheaper? im lookin for black ones and i didn't want to spend 50 bucks for the cragar ones.. What have some of you done? and can you leave your axel exposed or does it look shitty? i think i'd prefer caps
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Old 01-24-2010, 03:45 PM
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go to a rim shop
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do you have your stock ones? you can use them i think. you can paint them black too
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Old 01-24-2010, 05:31 PM
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Don't hold me to it, but I think you can order some generic black caps from Summit. I know I saw some while I was tire shopping. Summit, JC Whitney, 4WheelParts. They are out there.
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Old 01-24-2010, 05:45 PM
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if you use your factory lugnuts to hold them on you can use your factory centercaps. its what i used on my old d-windows before i got the dc-1's put on the truck. let me hunt for some pics...

EDIT: these are my old rims on my buddies broncoII, he did what i did and used the factory lug nuts and centercaps. sorry for the shitty pic but its the only one i could dig up.

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Old 01-24-2010, 06:40 PM
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Hmm alrite. My stock ones dont have a big axel cap like that... They jus have the tiny black plastic flat cap that says ford. ('03 stock 5 spoke aluminum 16") so i dont think i'll be able to use my stock ones.. and for the lug nuts it says i need that "accorn" type lug nut, the kind that tapers? idk if thats wat i have i was jus gonna buy a new set when i put on the wheels
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Old 01-24-2010, 06:46 PM
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Hit up a tire shop....they've most likely got 'em in stock. Or......

If 15x8 with a nice offset, the stock caps look really good and I enjoy them. I painted mine black to match the wheels, but left the ford logo chrome. Nice touch and I get compliments on 'em. These caps don't come on the 16" 5spoke wheels or the 15" Alcoas. They require a special lugnut....but you can get those at a junkyard and toss 'em in your pocket. You need at least 3 per wheel....just about any Ford product has these lugs.

Here's 15x8 (01+ style caps)...


Here's 15x10 and the paint work...



Also there's up to '00 style caps too...
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:16 PM
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Ya i deff dont' have those caps on my stock rims.. i have those 16" rims. um wat do u mean u need 3 per wheel? nuts? Wat kind are my stock lugnuts?
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:29 PM
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Your stock nuts are typical aftermarket style chrome acorn capped nuts. You need the Ford specific nuts that allow the cap to snap to the lug nuts, and they are open nuts. To secure the caps, you need at least 3 lugs designed for for the caps to make them stay in place. The caps snap onto the lugs. Can be stolen off Crown Victorias, Explorers, Windstars, Rangers, maybe more.

I really don't have any good pics of them...here's a google pic of them...
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:41 PM
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Your stock nuts are typical aftermarket style chrome acorn capped nuts. You need the Ford specific nuts that allow the cap to snap to the lug nuts, and they are open nuts. To secure the caps, you need at least 3 lugs designed for for the caps to make them stay in place. The caps snap onto the lugs. Can be stolen off Crown Victorias, Explorers, Windstars, Rangers, maybe more.

I really don't have any good pics of them...here's a google pic of them...
Ohh i understand about the nuts and the stock axel caps.. hmm maybe i'll have to go run around a junk yard and look for them some time soon.. but as far as my stock nuts go they are the acorn style but not the kind i need for the snap on caps?? oh and your pic didnt work
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:46 PM
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ug....it was working when I posted it. Damn you google. lol.

Yes...your stock lugs and these lugs are both acorn style......but the outermost part is different. Meaning your stock lugs will not work with the stock snap-on style lug cover/hub cover/wheel cap. A buddy of mine runs just 3 stock Ford lugs(the gold kind im showing you below), 1 locking lug, and 1 chromie like what you've got. I wouldn't give him all the lugs, I'd only give him as many as he needed: 3 per wheel. lol. You can get the snap-on type lugs at an auto parts store too....so fyi there.




plugged in the external and here's what I found...the best I can find showing the lugs.



I just wanted to whore them again. lol.
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:49 PM
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Hahah thats tite thanks.. haha Your truck looks rlly funny w/ those lil tires on there hahaha.. how come you had those on there? Ya i found some generic black caps that push through the back of the center hole for 5 bucks a piece.. ordered em up, cant go wrong
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:18 PM
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haha Your truck looks rlly funny w/ those lil tires on there hahaha.. how come you had those on there?
Made it alot easier to make this happen...



But since I found this pic burried, I'm postin' it for others...
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