Can anyone tell me the secret of installing 26-27 hubcaps and get them tight? The last set I installed rattled and finally I added silicone with the hubcap pressed tight and allowed to dry. This worked but there must be a more correct way Thanks in advance.
I only bend over a few of the tabs, then I put rubber o-rings around the outside of the cap where it meets the wheel.
The tabs are what hold the hubcap firmly in place.
You can carefully bend the tabs outward just a little and use some lite grease or oil to "lube" the tabs.
This can help the hubcap to be pressed in for a good fit.
You don't need to bend over all the tabs, 4 spread out around the cap should do. The O ring or after you get the caps installed, 3 or 4 dabs of silicon on the inside should hold them in place. Dabs of silicon work good holding the amp meter in place to.
Yeah, don't use more than four tabs. If you keep the car long enough; and take the hubcaps off, enough; you'll appreciate the fact that you have more tabs left to bend, when the first ones that you were bending. break off from metal fatigue.
I just check them prior to each drive.