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Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:34 pm 
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They are made for the e-series so why wont the front wheels go on without removing the centre cap? The grease cap on the hub stickout too far.

Is there a special grease cap im suppose to fit? Or do you just remove it?

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Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:53 pm 
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Id say remove the cap and then put the center cap on if it all fits then your done.
is there really a need for the grease cap?
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Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:54 pm 
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Doesn't the grease cap hold the bearings??

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:24 am 
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the grease cap doesnt hold the bearings in, but it does stop the dust, grass and general s**t getting into your grease and grinding the bearings to dust.

i wouldn't trust the wheel centre cap to be protecting it, i cant help with the original question anymore than that though

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:26 am 
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i wondering what difference the concordes had that made the wheels fit then?
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Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:26 am 
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didnt the concord have different front brakes?

maybe the hubs are slightly different...

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:24 am 
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ok it seems all the concorde wheels google can find me, have a raised section in the centre cap to allow for the hub

And mine is completely flat, and looks better imo, but doesnt fit. What f**k center caps have i got?

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Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:39 pm 
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hmm, my centre caps appear to be from an XR6..... is why they dont fit over the hub

What XR wheels take this sort of centre cap?
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Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:07 pm 
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Dunno... are they black/dark grey? painted?

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:38 pm 
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theyre painted but i seen a set like mine on ebay advertised as XR6 caps, and theyre silver

Part number: 96DT 1AO65 AA

But they dont look to fit anything in the EF/EL Xr series?

EDIT: seller got back to me saying theyre AU XR6 caps
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Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:44 pm 
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Yeh I was gonna say I dont think there ever was any dark factory XR wheels......

So did the person you bought em off have an AU+?

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:12 pm 
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pretty sure those caps are from the ef xr6 alloys (15" not ftrs) I got a set here of another member and im almost certain they're the same caps.
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Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:18 pm 
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pretty sure those caps are from the ef xr6 alloys (15" not ftrs) I got a set here of another member and im almost certain they're the same caps.


cant be these ones?

And also dont look to fit any AU XR6 wheels ive seen either......

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is there enough material you can remove from the inside of the cap to allow clearance to the cap you have?

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:33 pm 
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nah, need about another 6-7mm clearance to fit unfortunately

And pulled off the grease cap, and it only has 5mm clearance to the nut inside the hub so i cant bash that in or get a shorter grease cap :(

Thinking of a way to melt and flatten the middle of the cap without warping the plastic clips on the outside of the wheel cap or warping the cap itself.

What a f**k f**k.....
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