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Old 01-27-2019, 04:25 PM   #1
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What's the trick to putting on the rear simulators

I got to where I can put the fronts on. My problem today was trying to put a rear one back on. I've got the rubber hammer that's attached to the removal tool and for the life of me I could not get it on. One area would seat then I'd hit the opposite side and sooner or later the seated side would unseat.

I am close to to getting trim rings but the rear wheels are pretty ugly.

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Put you knee against it, and your other hand.....
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Do it right, and check it twice. I just ordered a replacement 'hub cap' 'cause my tire guy didn't. I didn't even make it home from the shop. S/S cable ties before I hit the road again.
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I removed mine for a whole bunch of reasons but my trick to put them back on was to sit on the ground, use one foot to hold the thing in position, and use the other foot to apply enough force to seat them.
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I removed mine for a whole bunch of reasons but my trick to put them back on was to sit on the ground, use one foot to hold the thing in position, and use the other foot to apply enough force to seat them.
My embarrassment is only overridden by my happiness in finding how easy it was to install the simulator with this method.

I sat on the ground put one foot on the right side holding the it in place and hit the left side with the bottom of my foot, popped right in place.

Thank you Roger!
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valve stems

Make sure the simulators are not touching your valve stems or extensions
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Things are so much simpler to just put them in a box and save them for the next owner. None of the problems mentioned above and you can actually check air pressure. Rotate the tires by the book and the outside rears will remain ding-free. The centers of the other four will have the hub flange marks covered by the outside rear or the plastic front cover.
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Simulators are notorious for popping off when driving or moving as driving and can cut into your stems. Make sure you use cable ties (at least 2-3 evenly spaced) to secure them to the steel wheels. I use these https://www.amazon.com/BuyCableTies-...s%2C218&sr=8-3.
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Things are so much simpler to just put them in a box and save them for the next owner. None of the problems mentioned above and you can actually check air pressure. Rotate the tires by the book and the outside rears will remain ding-free. The centers of the other four will have the hub flange marks covered by the outside rear or the plastic front cover.
You post needs a like button or a thumbs up. Its a truck, not a fancy car. Indeed, you will be much happier with the simulators stored at home.

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