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Old 08-29-2016
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What to do?

My stock hub caps are losing their luster, in the form of paint and chrome coming off. I'm looking to break away from OEM if possible.

So clearly I can't run these forever. I'm considering installing some F150 hub caps like these.....



Or possibly cleaning the area under the cap with paint where necessary then running aftermarket lugnuts.

Of course, I want to know what you all think. Any ideas or suggestions? Here's what I'm running right now.

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Old 09-03-2016
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The center cap style in the pic you posted is what was used on the Ranger. The F150 caps are larger and drilled for the 5x5-1/2 lug pattern so they won't work on your truck.
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Yeah, I realized that while searching on rockauto. It had told me the diameter of the cap, which is much too large.

Unfortunately, the ranger equivalent is smaller than 6 1/2 inches (the diameter of the hub cap I have now). This wouldn't be a problem if I wouldn't have to drill and tap holes in my wheels. If I don't get it just right, it'll look stupid when the wheels turn. So if I did that, I'd need either a shop to do it or get some of those deerfoot wheels with the holes drilled in them already. I dont have issue with the deerfoot wheels, but that's more money, plus the cost to have them balanced after my tires get put on them.
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Newbie here, but I also own a jeep TJ wrangler and a manual locking hub kit is available for it. There may be manual locking hubs made for Rangers as well.
Are we allowed to say other site names like a huge auction site that might have what your looking for?
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Old 09-04-2016
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As far as I'm aware, all but one site's name is allowed, and it's not a place you buy things. I can say ebay, summitracing, etc all day long, lol.

And yeah I was thinking about manual lockers but I can't justify 137 dollars for 'em.
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I wouldn't bother with deer hoove wheels. The majority of them are 14", and that's a hard size to find tires for. Plus those wheels just look terrible.
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Yeah, that too. Not wanting to bother with 14" wheels either. I've painted and cleaned the center hubs which show through the wheels and right now I'm running no hubcaps at all. Considering running a set of black lugnuts.
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