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Old 03-08-2020, 05:56 PM   #1
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We notice that on most of our tires we can see more rim in between the rim and the tire...about 1/4 of an inch. Should we be concerned? Thank you Jacky
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Old 03-08-2020, 10:38 PM   #2
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We notice that on most of our tires we can see more rim in between the rim and the tire...about 1/4 of an inch. Should we be concerned? Thank you Jacky
That gap is your hub caps.
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Should we be concerned?

We just replaced our original Goodyears with Yokohamas, and I noticed the same thing. Previously, we couldn't see any steel rim between the tire and the chrome wheel cover. Now there's a gap, and the size of the gap varies around the wheel, which makes me wonder if the tire is mounted straight on the wheel.
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I would not be at all concerned.


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Old 03-23-2020, 03:46 PM   #5
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Just wanted to provide an update...

I called the tire place that installed the new Yokohamas (Tire Man in Thousand oaks, CA), and Jared was nice enough to meet me at my RV, rather than asking me to get it out of storage and bring it to him.

He showed me that the tires were indeed mounted properly on the wheel, and that the slightly different curvature of the sidewalls exposed a little more of the wheel rim than the Goodyears did.

The reason that the gap appeared uneven is that the wheel cover (or "wheel simulator") was not exactly centered on the wheel. The holes in the wheel cover (for the lug nut posts) are larger than the diameter of the lug nut posts, so there is some slop there.

He said the nuts that hold the wheel cover need to be loosened a little bit, so that the wheel cover can be shifted 1/4". He offered to do it the next time it's convenient for me to stop by.
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