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      12-08-2018, 02:57 PM   #1
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Smaller Hub & Bearing Cap?

Hey folks,

I've got an interesting issue I thought I'd ask for your help with. I recently ordered Forgestar wheels, but the rear wheels didn't fit due to the fact that the Hub & Bearing cap on my 2015 F32 xdrive protrudes too far so the wheels wouldn't mount properly. I had to use spacers to make them fit. Does anyone know of caps that are shorter or fit completely inside of the hub/axle? Apparently not all rear axles are like this, so Forgestar didn't account for the extra 2-3mm. Any ideas on how I could replace that hub and bearing dust cap so I can use the wheels without spacers? I found these, but they look exactly like what I already have. Any help is appreciated!

https://www.getbmwparts.com/oem-part...VkIFByb2R1Y3Rz
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      12-08-2018, 03:53 PM   #2
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That cap doesn't look right. Mine do fit all the way into the hub.
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That cap doesn't look right. Mine do fit all the way into the hub.
Agree, the folks at Forgestar said they've only seen this a handful of times. I guess I can try ordering a new part and see if it fits better.
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Mine aren't that color either. Mine originally fell out very easily. I had to spread the springs that are supposed to provide grip wider to get them to fit securely. Between the different color and knowing how easily they fall out I wonder if someone who worked on the car lost the originals and tossed in whatever they had lying about.
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remove the cap?
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