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 Post subject: BF 18" Wheel centre caps keep breaking
Posted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 2:28 pm 
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hey guys,

just a quick one, recently and rather randomly my wheel bf 18" xr wheel centre caps have started breaking and falling out.

at first i thought someone had tried to pinch them when it was parked somewhere and damaged them in the process, but one in particular has broken twice now.

all up ive replaced 4 in the last 3 weeks (not only tedious but starting to add up $$$ wise too).

What happening is the little plastic clips seem to be snapping, until theres not enough to hold them in place and they just randomly fall out.

anyone else had this problem?

 

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 Post subject: Re: BF 18" Wheel centre caps keep breaking
Posted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 4:54 pm 
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this happened on my BF XR6 alot and also has started happening on my BA XR quite frequently. 2 broke in 1 week. found 1 on the bottom of the driveway with no clips
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 Post subject: Re: BF 18" Wheel centre caps keep breaking
Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:17 pm 
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I havent had the issue with the 17" alloys on my XR6. I suspect it maybe the way they were removed when you had the tyres replaced or balanced, They may have been a bit rough tapping them out.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BF 18" Wheel centre caps keep breaking
Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:04 pm 
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try a few dobs of silicon on the tabs before you clip them in - or just not have them in hehe

 

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 Post subject: Re: BF 18" Wheel centre caps keep breaking
Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:40 pm 
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hmm, the wheels havent been removed recently.

theyve just randomly started breaking. might have to looking sticking them in, id rather not, but certainly not keen on replacing them every few weeks.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BF 18" Wheel centre caps keep breaking
Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:53 am 
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another one of mine dissapeared while driving the other day. easy solution, new wheels :D
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 Post subject: Re: BF 18" Wheel centre caps keep breaking
Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:24 pm 
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a couple of mine broke so i just put some silicone on the inner lip and pushed them on = none gone so far :P

 

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