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Old 01-05-2013, 02:10 PM   #1
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I bought a set of 16x6.5 steelies off tirerack for my 2011 WRX and didn't realize until I got them that there's no dust caps to cover the axle nut. I saw pictures of a car just like mine wit the same steelies and it didn't look like he had any dust caps. Should I not worry about it? That nut seems to be sealed but I don't want any salt and **** in there. I searched and only found 1 thread from 2001 with 3 replies that didn't help much. Thanks for any help you can provide.
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:43 PM   #2
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Half of NASIOC doesnt use center caps. Even with center caps it doesnt seal that chamber off.
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:16 PM   #3
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Thank you sir, that's all I needed to hear.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:17 PM   #4
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Half of NASIOC doesnt use center caps.
Showin' off those rusty axle stubs is JDM-tite, y0!
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:23 PM   #5
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My axle stubs, axle nuts and hubs aren't rusty and the track doesn't allow center caps. Your argument is invalid.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:48 PM   #6
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My axle stubs, axle nuts and hubs aren't rusty
You must have the aluminum axles stubs, nuts, and hubs - even more JDM-tite, y0!

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and the track doesn't allow center caps.
Which track is "the track"? None of the ones I've gone to care.

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Your argument is invalid.
I didn't realize there was an argument being made. How about "because racecar"?

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Old 01-07-2013, 12:47 PM   #7
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steelies typically don't have center caps in the first place.

get a set of hub caps if you really care?

theres nothing wrong with not using them..
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:56 PM   #8
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I bought a set of 16x6.5 steelies off tirerack for my 2011 WRX and didn't realize until I got them that there's no dust caps to cover the axle nut. I saw pictures of a car just like mine wit the same steelies and it didn't look like he had any dust caps. Should I not worry about it? That nut seems to be sealed but I don't want any salt and **** in there. I searched and only found 1 thread from 2001 with 3 replies that didn't help much. Thanks for any help you can provide.
You actually got brake clearance with that size?
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:41 PM   #9
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You actually got brake clearance with that size?
Plenty of brake clearance on the rears, probably 3/8's of an inch to half on the fronts.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:13 PM   #10
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Plenty of brake clearance on the rears, probably 3/8's of an inch to half on the fronts.
/me starts to dig out and clean up some old 16' rims for rallyx
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