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anyone have and tips for keeping the center caps on the rear rims on because the always fall off and are expensive

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anyone have and tips for keeping the center caps on the rear rims on because the always fall off and are expensive
Take the round ring/spring off the center cap and expand it so it puts more pressure on the tabs.

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Take the round ring/spring off the center cap and expand it so it puts more pressure on the tabs.
the obs center caps arent like that, at least not mine i got some off ebay and they have a metal liner that the lugs cut a groove in when you put them on been on there over a year and aint lost a one

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the obs center caps arent like that, at least not mine i got some off ebay and they have a metal liner that the lugs cut a groove in when you put them on been on there over a year and aint lost a one
Yours aren't factory then. There are 4 slots in the wheel and the factory caps have tabs that snap into them.

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Technically you are both right there are 4 tabs that snap into grooves on the wheel but there is also a metal ring inside the cap that looks like holds tension on the lugs.

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Technically you are both right there are 4 tabs that snap into grooves on the wheel but there is also a metal ring inside the cap that looks like holds tension on the lugs.
No, he is saying that his clip/snap on over the lug nuts. The factory ones have the tabs and the metal ring.

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No, he is saying that his clip/snap on over the lug nuts. The factory ones have the tabs and the metal ring.
are you sure thats how it is on the back ones? cause my front center caps have the 4 clips with the ring

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IF it is a factory ford cap, there will be four prongs that clip into the slots on the wheels. Take the circular spring out of the cap itself, there are four places that put pressure on the tabs in the center cap. Bend each of the out ward to put more pressure on the tabs. That is how I fixed mine. Lets just hope I dont get a flat becasue they arent going to be easy to get off.
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are you sure thats how it is on the back ones? cause my front center caps have the 4 clips with the ring

If they are factory they have the 4 tabs and the metal ring that uts pressure on them.

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well they arent factory but IMO they are better than factory cause i have not lost either back one in the year they have been on but have had to replace a front cause of broke clips and i need to replace another due to same reason

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