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Old 06-16-2010, 01:17 PM   #1
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How to remove hubcaps

Potentially silly question here:

How do I remove the hubcaps? I need to bring one of my tires up to rated inflation, and the airpump won't fit on the valve stem because it's not sticking out enough.

Crowbar? Screwdriver? Pointy stick?

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Old 06-16-2010, 03:20 PM   #2
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I think it's a good question.

In days of old, every tire shop had many of these laying around:

The design kept the technician from scratching the wheel. If you don't mind an overseas order, you too can have that tool for £8.99.

I bought valve stem extenders for my Overlander from the local auto parts store. Below is a picture of the extender, and the tool I use when the hubcap needs to come off for any other reason.

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Old 06-18-2010, 02:45 AM   #3
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I carry a long screwdriver. Works just fine. My wheel covers were very difficult to remove because they fit so good.

Also, I bought valve extenders from Myers tire equipment supply. They are metal, made in switzerland or austria and work great. Much higher quality than the plastic extenders which I don't trust.
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