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Old 04-25-2014, 12:36 AM   #1
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I've got a Georgetown 328 2014 with the simulated aluminum wheels (hubcaps). I have a special tool to remove the nuts that hold them on, but they are so tight that I can't budge them. The tool flexes if I apply too much pressure. I'm just about ready to take a normal socket and my breaker bar to it. Question....is there a secret to getting these loose, or did somebody just over torque them?
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:12 AM   #2
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The tool is designed to remove the fake 3 or 4 caps not all of them.
If you look closely the fake caps have a notch in them.
If you remove these and the nuts the rest of the plate will come off and reveal the true lug nuts.
Hope this helps. Here is a picture of my 22.5" rims
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Old 04-25-2014, 05:43 AM   #3
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Mine were on so tight from the factory I had to use a regular wrench and socket to get them off the first time. They will make noise if they are not put back on tight enough.
I usually just tap each one to find the real ones you have to take off.
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:23 AM   #4
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Same here, overtorqued at the factory. As mentioned, use a regular socket and bar to get them loose and then install them with the provided T handle. On our 19.5 wheels there are 3 of them and they are the only ones with notches on the sides.
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Old 04-25-2014, 10:16 AM   #5
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Thanks, all! Breaker bar it is.
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Old 04-25-2014, 06:05 PM   #6
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Ours were MOST DEFINITELY NOT over torqued at the factory.

Lost one off the R front (how would you like to take one of those in the windshield).
All 3 were loose on the right rear, hub cap making so much noise we could hear it.
I thought a bearing was going out with less than 1K miles.
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:28 PM   #7
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Does anyone know where I can purchase the T-handle style wrench. I have bought the plier style one from Camping World but it just bends and flexs (cheap design). I have looked all over (Flying J's & other truck stops) no luck. Looking for suggestions.

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Old 04-25-2014, 09:34 PM   #8
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As I don't have a special wrench to remove these nuts, do the ones with the indents unscrew ?
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Old 04-25-2014, 10:31 PM   #9
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Dicor Corp has the installation tool for the simulators for $8.50. Not sure if you have the fastline simulators or the versa liner simulators? I would just call them and they will work with you to make sure you get the correct tool. That's what we did when one of the 4" center caps came up missing and they told me what to order. their number is 800-837-2059
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You just need a socket wrench with an extension - the provided tool is worthless
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