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    What is needed to convert 12x142 torch hubs to 12x148?

    I have 12x142 i9 torch hubs. i bought these end caps

    https://www.fanatikbike.com/products...t=401913118723

    The drive side endcap fits fine.

    the brake side endcap doesnt seat all the way to the hub body. The hub does fit a boost frame. What is supposed to go between the end cap and the hub body? Some kits have brake rotor spacers, but this is never mentioned for this particular kit.

    What do I need to do to close the gap?

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    I converted my Torch using a different kit (below). Looks like you purchased replacement 148mm end caps not a conversion kit. Kit w/ 6mm disc spacer requires a wheel re-dish. There are more generic 3 piece kits that do not require re-dish but change the cassette spacing inboard by 3mm.

    https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/...nt=18214666885
    Last edited by keen; 2 Weeks Ago at 10:43 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keen View Post
    I converted my Torch using a different kit (below). Looks like you purchased replacement 148mm end caps not a conversion kit. Kit w/ 6mm disc spacer requires a wheel re-dish. There are more generic 3 piece kits that do not require re-dish but change the cassette spacing outboard by 3mm.

    https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/...nt=18214666885
    Im building my wheelset so the redish is ok. I need to get the hubs set right, then will build the wheel.

    Is the boostinator the best kit?

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    The Boostinator doesn’t have loose spacers like the generic sets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keen View Post
    The Boostinator doesn’t have loose spacers like the generic sets.
    what do you mean "loose spacer". Is having loose spacers good or bad?

    Anyway I bought the boostinator.

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