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Center caps for 86 brat different then 86gl hatch?

Brat Hatch Gl 86 Center caps

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#1 DevoScoobyRoo


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Posted 17 March 2013 - 03:15 AM

I have a 86 Subaru brat. I have three original center caps. I found a full set in better condition
On a 84 gl hatch.

Problem is they don't catch when I try to put them on. Is there a trick to get them to hold. I noticed the clips are a little different. The originals stick out higher then the new ones. But mine don't even stay on all that well.

Does anyone have any ideas? the left side is from my brat. the right from a gl hatch




Edited by DevoScoobyRoo, 28 March 2013 - 07:52 PM.

#2 zukiru



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 07:53 AM

I am running brat caps on my 92 Loyale. The trick is to bend the teeth/hooks a little bit at a time until it attaches snugly.

Edited by zukiru, 17 March 2013 - 07:54 AM.

#3 scoobiedubie


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Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:18 AM

For the GL/Loyale series 6 spoke wagon wheels, a plastic ring is required to line the center whole of the wheel, that the caps attach to.  Then you may need to rebend the teeth on the cap, in order to get a firm grip on the plastic ring.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 01:10 PM

Yah on the plastic ring, dumb design, but i do have 1 Brand new if you need it....

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