I have the rubber caps over the hubs on the front wheels but not the rear. Is that normal? Also it looks like my headlight switch is broken as the lights will not go out when i press the switch. Just a standard part? thx!
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I don't see any rubber caps. Maybe the ones in front are rubber. Those are usually metal. Is the rubber over a metal cap? If the rubber is just cosmetic, maybe it is part of the wheel skin system and you would want caps in the rear.
Without the wheel skins (I am not sure I am using the correct name) you would typically have metal caps on the front and no caps in the rear.
Black steel wide five wheels - Pretty self explanatory.
Raw aluminum drum skins - These are made of spun aluminum to mimic the look of the original drum brakes. The fronts sometimes have a fake bearing cap painted on them. Maybe this is the part you think is rubber. It might be a rubberized paint. If you remove the wheel and drum skin, you will see the steel bearing cap that Michael mentions. You will need access to this cap to set preload on the front hub when needed. The left front bearing cap might have a square hole and something sticking out of it with a circlip on it. This is the speedometer cable. If yours does not have this, then you have a GPS speedo. The rear drumskin does not have a bearing cap, just that big castle nut with the cotter pin in it.
These drum skins are just for show and aren't really needed, but the stock raw hubs aren't the prettiest. They do offer some brake dust protection if your running discs.
Some people will run hub caps to cover all of this anyway. Your wheels do have the clips for them if you so chose.
Do you know what brakes that you have?
Stock original drum brake 356 had the rubber dust cover , under it is the metal cap like the VW drum used.
do not know the brake type as of now. thx for the replies guys