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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-19-2013, 04:06 AM Thread Starter
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Any Tips to Removing/replacing OEM Wheelcovers?

Just bought my daughter an '09 LT sedan, 57.7K miles for $5,501.00. I think I did well. Three of the OEM wheelcovers are scuffed and I bought three good ones on eBay for $65 total. They look like they just screw on. Any tips to putting them on the best/tightest way? Thanks.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-19-2013, 04:21 AM
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Just use a socket with your hands. Tighten until they come snug

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Yeah, they are held in place with lug nut caps that screw onto the lug nut. My tip is don't screw them on too tight or you will strip the plastic cap. Hand tight with socket only to get a better feel. Good buy by the way. Was it a rebuilt?

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Yeah, they are held in place with lug nut caps that screw onto the lug nut. My tip is don't screw them on too tight or you will strip the plastic cap. Hand tight with socket only to get a better feel. Good buy by the way. Was it a rebuilt?
No, clear and clean title and all service records included; bought on eBay. It was a fleet vehicle and the auction had no reserve and ended on a weekday, mid-day, which I think helped me out. A good couple grand less than others advertised.

BTW, I put the wheelcovers on last night. They really were a no-brainer! Thanks for the tips.

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One trick I came across somewhere else is to put plumbing teflon tape on the wheel lug nuts. Wrap each lug nut's thread with 2 or three wraps. When you tighten the lug nut covers on, i.e. the plastic nuts that are on the wheel covers to hold it down, the wheel covers will stay on firmer and will make less noise. You can find plumbing teflon tape for a dollar or so at home improvement shops.
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Those wheel covers always rattled over bumps for me, drove me crazy...I'm happy to have ditched them


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They atabnoying. But I can't afford wheels right now

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One of the past nuts broke on mine.
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