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#1 d.p

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:36 AM

I got some new shiny ones to replace my beat up rusty ones.  But how they come off?  Can I just pry them off?



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:51 AM

Hey dp..... getting them off isn't to bad.... screwdriver or something to pry them off.... I've read somewhere to use wire not sure how that works...
Getting the new ones on now that's fun.... I ruined my first set .
I just got 2 more.... size seems to match the old ones bit they are a tight fit..
I was gonna find a piece of pipe or something to sit on the outer edge to get it to go in... I used my rubber mallet on the dome last time and dented it all to shit..... curious to see how you make out.... where did you buy yours?

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 10:47 AM

Ebay way of Taiwan.    My stockers are all beat to shit  and it looks like someone hammered them on as well. 

 

I guess they make a driver but like you said an appropriate size pipe or 3/4" socket should work as well. 



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 10:56 AM

This for the wheel bearing?


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 11:05 AM

I think i got the same ones.. they atleast measured correctly...
And mike I believe that's what he's talking about ... but a 3/4 socket?

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 11:13 AM

3/4" drive not socket lol. No idea what size socket it would be but it would be BIG.  



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 11:20 AM

Title adjusted. All mine have a small rubber 'O ring' on them and I just lightly hammer them on. You should never run them without hub caps or discs so really doesn't matter if dented.


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 11:25 AM

You say that but I don't want mine dented, I want them nice and round like my girlfriends tits and ass.  



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 11:57 AM

Leave your guns at home son, you are not dealing with amateurs here.  Use a pair of channel lock pliers to remove and a proper blade punch to install them.



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 02:31 PM

You say that but I don't want mine dented, I want them nice and round like my girlfriends tits and ass.  

When your girl friends tits and ass get as old as your 521, they won't be nice and round anymore either!!!   LOL


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 03:30 PM

I suggest you clear them before install. If like mine they are cheaply plated and will eventually rust.
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Posted 16 May 2017 - 03:31 PM

lol Charlie. I'll trade her in and uprgade to a newer younger model.

Thanks for the tip on clearing them.

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 04:48 PM

Used a roll of electric tape and a hammer. Maybe use old one and hammer?



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 05:04 PM

what diam is the flat edge of the cap? like 1.5in? Try to find a piece of plastic pipe that fits
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:05 AM

I measures mine and a 2 1/8 id pipe is what should slip over the dome....

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 09:28 AM

can u show a pic of the caps you got. i havent found any locally. The closest I have sourced for 52mm are from http://www.easternma...cap-with-insert

 

52mm or 2.04" are the dimensions that mine are on the 72' 

 

Being from Canada the cost to ship is almost $40.....for the $6 order



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 01:28 PM

i live in Qc, i ship my stuff to Champlain NY and drive over. the place is called Freeport Forwarding. I heard there is something similar in other provinces
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 01:55 PM

These are the ones I got from Thailand.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT 



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 02:00 PM

i bought the same ones
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:27 PM

i bought the same ones

 

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