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GGoodsell

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Posted: 09/24/20 04:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As has been mentioned, some wheel covers are fancy hubcaps that can be pried off, others require the loosening of two "fake" wheel nut covers to remove. I have the pry off wheel covers and they are really tight. I have also had difficulty checking tire pressures, often cutting myself on the openings to get to the valve stem. I found an easy solution in a hex drive handle with a magnetic socket that fits the valve caps. Easy to spin the caps off, they stay in the wrench end and are easy to put back on. A job that used to take several minutes is now about 30 seconds.





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GGoodsell wrote:

I have also had difficulty checking tire pressures, often cutting myself on the openings to get to the valve stem. I found an easy solution in a hex drive handle with a magnetic socket that fits the valve caps. Easy to spin the caps off, they stay in the wrench end and are easy to put back on. A job that used to take several minutes is now about 30 seconds.


Another excellent solution to the difficulty in removing the valve caps is to use air-through caps which do not need to be removed to check or adjust the pressure. The ones I have are Alligator brand, made in Germany, and are very well constructed and work nicely. They have a sort of pushrod mechanism that actuates the tire valve only when a chuck is on the cap, so there's no additional danger of air leakage.





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those look like the ones that are held inwith sharp grippy fingers likemost cars. i do not think any of those nuts are real. throw them away, paint the rims andfind some basic ford hubcaps off an f series.

i second the alligator cap suggestion for the stems, and get a 12 inch long dual foot service chuck with a straight end and a angled back facing chuck.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004QI1WEA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fab_JMwBFbK5JMHYF

and get a matching long stem gauge. that is what i used on my wbo view.

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Posted: 10/02/20 08:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Charles, yes...just hubcaps. Got a good hubcap tool, took them off this am.

Thanks to you, and everybody, for the help!

IAMICHABOD

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That is good to know,I suspected that that is what they were.
Now would be good time to add some extended valve stems,that would help in checking the air pressure. You could then put them back on with not having to worry about the sharp edges.

The ones you need are from Borg AKA Your Tire Supply. Dually Kit

They will look like this. The valve stems for Class C Duallys. I have a set from another vendor that was the original maker of them and have been on my Class C for over 10 years with no leaks or problems. You can Check the pressure on all tires in a matter of minutes.

Valve stems

DO NOT put the braided extenders on, they will leak and if they come loose from their mount on the wheel they will cause a catastrophic air loss.


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Dusty R

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I've got some braided extenders that I used for several years, they never gave and problems. I took them off when I sold the mh.

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Look for a small line imprinted on 2 lug nuts of chrome wheel cover to differentiate them from the others. These are the nuts that hold the cover on. Mine came with a cheap, small "T" handle wrench specifically for these. If it's been on there awhile, a shot of WD40 or PB Blaster should loosen them. Hope this helps.

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