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Old 08-Nov-2008, 03:34 PM
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DIY: Wheel centre caps

I recently purchased a set of 16" RSX wheels for the winter and I didn't want to use the Acura caps or the Honda caps from my summer wheels.

I found this link http://www.honda-tech.com/zerothread/1543073
and used a suggestion from there. Great link too. It shows alot of different wheels and whay caps fit them.

I purchased these from my local Lowes.


They are called Knockout Closure plugs. 2 in a package, found in the electrical supply area and they were about $2 for a package. They are 2" in diameter, which compared to the OEM caps, slightly smaller. They are metal (very shiny aluminum I think) and have small tabs on the backside similar to the OEM caps.

I did a test fit on my summer wheels and for them to fit without falling out, the tabs needed to be bent out slightly.

I scuffed the surface with some fine sand paper and painted them silver with VHT caliper paint.


Finished product.

I had to adjust the tabs slightly, but they fit perfect and have yet to fall out. I think they look much better then no caps at all.
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what a steal, good and useful diy! so sim-pow!!
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wow thats pretty awesome, ill remember that one!
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Very nice!, I'm going to look into this for my missing caps.. hope they fit
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Old 13-Nov-2008, 10:53 AM
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This is going to be cheaper than getting a new Rota cap for sure.
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Old 13-Nov-2008, 06:42 PM
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They do come in different sizes ranging from .5" up to 2". You could also put a custom decal in the centre.
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I got some last week for my missing ones.. look and fit great!
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awesome diy one of the best ive seen in a while
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how do you bend them i have sir rims and i used 2 inches but its ridiculously hard to put it in im going to go get 1.75 and see if theyre any better
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where can i find these in GTA? tried canadiantire but could not find it
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where can i find these in GTA? tried canadiantire but could not find it
I got mine in home depot..
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what size you need ? I probably have them
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He mentioned it in the 4th sentence, at Lowes. I know there is one on Caledonia rd.
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kk i used 1.5 diameter and it fits pretty good it looks a bit tilted but its hard to see
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these are also good for replacing missing horn buttons on racing steering wheels...granted you will have no horn and be illegal but it sure beats having a open hole there

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