Can I convert DT Swiss Spline front hub from qr to 12mm?

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by siim

I'm tempted to buy a used set of DT Swiss RC38 Spline disc (centerlock) wheels. However, I'm not confident if I can really convert them to suit my fork. Here's the input data:
Hub: DT Swiss Spline disc brake, straight pull. Here's a pic:
Current setup of the hub: qr
Desired configuration: 12mm through axle

From what I found, DT swiss offers kit named HWGXXX00S7000S and it should do the trick. Wheelset is also listed in this end cap conversion table: ... MY2017.pdf

However, seller contacted local rep, they even tried to remove existing end caps and said that this hub can't be converted to 12mm.

What is the correct information? Can I convert the hub as desired?

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by stormur

Both are correct. Some series of RC38 Spline FRONT wheels cannot be converted. They were significally cheaper at the time / 200€ if memory serves well /. Rear is always convertible for those, front... not.
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