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Old 04-21-2015, 05:43 PM   #1
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Wheel Master Simulators - 2003 Safari Trek

Hello, installing a Banks header system on motorhome, mechanic was confused as there are so many variants concerning wheel simulators.

My 2003 F53 has 19.5 wheels, with Wheel Master Simulators that have four dimpled lugs (on simulator), the rest are round.

According to Wheel Master, just got off phone with them, the purpose of their special tool is only to prevent or minimize scratches as it accounts for the nut cover thickness. (40 ft. lbs. max torque recommended)

The caps that cover the four jam nuts are not to be removed from the jam nuts themselves before removal.

In a pickle or if the nuts were torqued down to tightly, as to render the special tool disabled or ineffective, just use the tightest fitting socket available and remove complete nut, cover and all. But, damage to the nut cover may occur, including scratching and gouging.

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Old 04-22-2015, 10:03 AM   #2
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Hello, installing a Banks header system on motorhome, mechanic was confused as there are so many variants concerning wheel simulators.

My 2003 F53 has 19.5 wheels, with Wheel Master Simulators that have four dimpled lugs (on simulator), the rest are round.

According to Wheel Master, just got off phone with them, the purpose of their special tool is only to prevent or minimize scratches as it accounts for the nut cover thickness. (40 ft. lbs. max torque recommended)
The caps that cover the four jam nuts are not to be removed from the jam nuts themselves before removal.
In a pickle or if the nuts were torqued down to tightly, as to render the special tool disabled or ineffective, just use the tightest fitting socket available and remove complete nut, cover and all. But, damage to the nut cover may occur, including scratching and gouging.
LA
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I've always removed the dimpled nut covers from my wheel simulators BEFORE removing the jamb nuts, (aka: retaining nuts).
My nut covers "pull off" easily with a channel lock pliers or one of these:

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