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Wheel Decoration Removal

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by flatlander, May 16, 2009.

  1. May 16, 2009 at 7:41 AM
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    flatlander

    flatlander [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello All,

    I am getting ready to rotate the tires on my '09 for the first time. I have the oem steel wheels. The owners manual shows removing the centerpiece / wheel decoration when changing a flat. I checked and my impact socket fits in the holes where the lugnuts are.

    Is there any reason I would need to pry off the centerpiece first?

    TIA
     
  2. May 16, 2009 at 7:46 AM
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    Brunes

    Brunes abides.

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    Yeah...Take it off...
     
  3. May 16, 2009 at 7:47 AM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

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    getting there....
    the socket will fit in thru the centercap, but the washers on the otherside of the centercap...on the lugnuts wont fit thru, so the center cap needs to be removed.....and it makes putting the lugnuts back on tons easier too.
     
  4. May 16, 2009 at 8:51 AM
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    flatlander

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    Cool enough.

    Thanks all
     
  5. May 16, 2009 at 9:03 AM
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    EquinsuOcha

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    Also, those center caps will fall right off once you get the wheels off of the truck. They attach more to the hub than the wheel itself.
     
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