6UL replacement wheel caps - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


General Miata Chat A place to talk about anything Miata

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-13-2008, 10:38 AM   #1
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 8,782
Total Cats: 119
Angry 6UL replacement wheel caps

The 6ULs are all shiznit and stuff but the plastic caps that come with them are really crap. If I shine up my wheels the cap is all dirty looking and the plastic is already cracked and fugly. can't get it good looking.

Has anyone replaced their 6uL caps with some metal caps? bmw wheels always look shiz n all becaus of their hawt bmw caps. i want some cap that fits and won't fall apart like the one emilio ships with. there's caps all over ebay but i don't want to be the pioneer and find the thigns don't fit.

fyi i live in md and my car has seena lot of snow and salt and rain so mebbe if you're a lucky sunny state drive this isn't a problem for you.
Faeflora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2008, 10:43 AM   #2
Ben
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (33)
 
Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: atlanta-ish
Posts: 12,689
Total Cats: 99
Default

I don't share your problem, but I've seen plenty of 6ULs run w/o caps that look great.
Ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2008, 10:47 AM   #3
Elite Member
iTrader: (13)
 
cjernigan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 8,147
Total Cats: 6
Default

Yeah this definitely hasn't been a problem for me. I would paint my hubs with some black paint to cover the rust and run without them in your case.
cjernigan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2008, 11:14 AM   #4
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

the caps are for ****.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2008, 11:41 AM   #5
Senior Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ontario
Posts: 790
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hustler View Post
the caps are for ****.
Not sure about that, but on the 6UL it looks much better without the cap.
reddroptop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2008, 11:50 AM   #6
y8s
2 Props,3 Dildos,& 1 Cat
iTrader: (8)
 
y8s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fake Virginia
Posts: 19,037
Total Cats: 406
Default

caps are for **** = you're not allowed to run them on the track
y8s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2008, 11:52 AM   #7
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by y8s View Post
caps are for **** = you're not allowed to run them on the track
winner.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2008, 12:53 PM   #8
Junior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: San Diego CA
Posts: 399
Total Cats: 0
Default

yep the caps stay crappy looking. pretty cheap caps but the wheel was worth it!

caps are for **** unless youre on the street
teknikscian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2008, 01:27 PM   #9
Elite Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 3,048
Total Cats: 4
Default

I'm pretty sure I've never taken the caps out of the packaging....
Efini~FC3S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2008, 01:27 PM   #10
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 8,782
Total Cats: 119
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by teknikscian View Post
yep the caps stay crappy looking. pretty cheap caps but the wheel was worth it!

caps are for **** unless youre on the street
i'm on the street tryingto look fancy. not good enough to be on track 247365
Faeflora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2008, 01:45 PM   #11
y8s
2 Props,3 Dildos,& 1 Cat
iTrader: (8)
 
y8s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fake Virginia
Posts: 19,037
Total Cats: 406
Default

i run caps cuz my track days haven't started yet.

incidentally what the **** are you doing to clean your wheels that your not-very-old 6ul wheel caps look like ***? soap and hammers?
y8s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2008, 01:56 PM   #12
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (31)
 
Savington's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Posts: 14,353
Total Cats: 1,319
Default

My caps lasted 12 track days, but 2 of them broke when I switched from the R-S2s to the NT-01s. They are in the garage now; wheels still look ******* awesome.
Savington is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2008, 02:07 PM   #13
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago (Over two miles from Wrigley Field. Fuck the Cubs. Fuck them in their smarmy goat-hole.)
Posts: 26,315
Total Cats: 1,913
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by y8s View Post
soap and hammers?
HahahaHAHAHA!

Dear God, I'm literally laughing out loud!
Joe Perez is online now   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Gemini - Turbo Civic on the Cheap Full_Tilt_Boogie Build Threads 57 07-19-2017 05:11 PM
OTS Bilstein to motorsports ASN conversion stoves Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 5 04-21-2016 04:00 PM
Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump $50 lsc224 Miata parts for sale/trade 2 10-01-2015 10:17 AM
Leaky Wilwoods mx592 Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 1 10-01-2015 01:45 AM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:12 PM.