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Old 09-30-2019, 01:07 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Must have missed this thread. I made carbon wheel covers for my Ranger pickup last year. I think I used three layers of 5.8 oz carbon. Vacuumed it down to make it as light as possible. I used the existing hub covers to attach the disks to the wheel. Drilled three 1/4" holes in the cover and put velcro in the middle just to keep the disk from rattling against the hub cover. So three 1/4" bolts to hold the disk on, rubber grommets on the backside along with Nylock nuts so everything would stay together. They have worked out fine over the year. Although I have just lost one. I think I hit a really hard bump and the cover popped off. Might have been my fault. I might not have attached it properly when I reinstalled it recently. Oh well, off to the junk yard.


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Old 09-30-2019, 03:22 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Taylor95 View Post
Seems like that is a rare occurrence for most people with these covers. I'm still undecided of I want to do this on any of my vehicles. I'm thinking that performance rotors (the ones with holes) might mitigate the extra heat.
Performance rotors help some, but they donít offset aggressive use/extreme situations. I melted my wheel covers running the tail of the dragon bc my brakes got so hot. Literally smoke pouring out of the wheelwells...

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