Wheel Center Cap Fillers - Prius Prime

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  1. dcantat

    dcantat Junior Member

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    So if you are like me and took off the hubcaps to see nice looking wheels then sold the caps on eBay you are looking for replacement center caps.

    I thought I'd post this to help anyone thats stressing over the measurements, I went with a 54mm cap that you really need to force in. And then from there you can put a fun sticker on it if you want or leave it chrome.

    Amazon link:
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    Stickrs I got that were a bit small but still fun:
    https://amzn.to/2RZSggH
     
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    The factory center caps for a Corolla are also a direct fit. That’s what I did on my Turd Gen.
     
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    Careful though: going from third to fourth gen the groove on the inside of the bore has shifted, making the center cap tabs incompatible. I think it'll still push on ok, but won't click into the groove?
     
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    Are the Gen 3s that bad that you're calling it a turd? :)
     
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    It's a loving, affectionate term.
     
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    I love mine. If I could trade it for anything, it would be another Gen 3.

    I have seen that some of the early Gen 4’s have wheels that are very similar to the as cast aluminum wheels on my Gen 3.

    I don’t know why Toyota thought they needed to paint the wheels black, but hopefully they have fired the guy who thought that was a good idea.
     
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    My take is they were trying to further discourage owners from taking off the wheel covers? The switch from silver to black was in 2012 IIRC.
     
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    I’m actually glad it’s black. Black wheels goes well with any color. Or maybe it’s like the old steel rims with wheels covers :)
     
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    Mendel Leisk 'Orrible Oracle

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    Steel rims used to be mostly silver too, and bare. Came with a chrome center cap (aka hub cap) that covered just the centre hub opening. Mid-eighties chrome trim ring accents started coming in. Then rims went from silver to black and full wheel covers (plastic) became the rage.
     
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    Walking the dog this morning, noticed this mid-eighties vintage civic:

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    Admittedly not that purdy.
     
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