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Old 08-01-2020, 03:41 PM   #1
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Has anybody ever had the misfortune where you had to remove one of your rear wheels? What is the trick to taking off the trim ring and lug nut covers? I'm stumped!!
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Old 08-09-2020, 10:07 AM   #2
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There is a notch on 2 of the lug nuts as shown in this video.
https://youtu.be/v-QYQl9cV1M
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Old 08-09-2020, 01:18 PM   #3
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Yes, I have. If yours are like mine, they are a little different than the youtube video.

Mine, the lug nut goes on the wheel stud, holding the wheel. A adapter goes on the end of 2 wheel studs 180° from each other. The simulator goes over those adapters and is held on by jam nuts and then a decorative covet goes over the jam nut. There is a specialty tool used to pull the decorative covers off of the jam nuts. Even with 18 years in the tire business, I could not pull those covers off of the jam nuts. I had to buy a metric socket, and luckily the last installer didn't over tighten the jam nuts. When I get home from work, I can get you the size on that socket. I had to order it on Amazon.
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The trim is just for show so use a curved flat tool about a 1/2” wide and flat and gently go around the trim and pry off. Use a rubber mallet to re-attach to rim. Make sure you line up the air valve with the opening on the trim. As far as the jam nuts, they should come off easy unless they were over tightened.
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Has anybody ever had the misfortune where you had to remove one of your rear wheels? What is the trick to taking off the trim ring and lug nut covers? I'm stumped!!
You are getting conflicting answers because there are more than one type of wheel simmulator. It might help if you told us what chassis your Gulf Stream is built on.

Mine is a C5500 Chevrolet chassis.

Did you ever figure it out? I wasn't able to pull the covers off of my jamb nuts so I had to use a 39mm socket to remove the jamb nuts AND jamb nut covers together.
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The trim is just for show so use a curved flat tool about a 1/2” wide and flat and gently go around the trim and pry off. Use a rubber mallet to re-attach to rim. Make sure you line up the air valve with the opening on the trim. As far as the jam nuts, they should come off easy unless they were over tightened.
There are multiple styles of wheel simmulators, but I've never seen one with jamb nuts that required prying off or a mallet to reattach.
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