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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 23rd, 01, 04:02 AM Thread Starter
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Just took my Camaro for a quick spin and rounding a corner one of my center caps (derby-style) came off, clattering across a sidewalk. Besides embarrassing, I don't want to lose one of these expensive caps! Do any of you know any tricks to "tighting" these caps up (I would think by somehow expanding the inner sealing/clamping ring) with-out beating them up or making dimples in them? Thanks.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 23rd, 01, 04:41 AM
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Had the same thing happen to me, spent about a half hour rooting through some persons garden looking for the darn thing, just about to give up when we found it under a big spruce tree.
Any ways try using some hockey tape, (fabric)
and wrap it around the lip of the cap, this will give it a slight bit more thickness and will grab the rim.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 24th, 01, 07:01 AM
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They make a cable assembly that holds them on from the inside. Not sure how well they work, tho'.

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That is wye I do not use the rally wheels!

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The center derby or rally cap is a 2 piece assembly. Take one off and look on the inside. The item Joe mentioned goes under one of the screws that hold the 2 pieces together and the other end under a lug nut.

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That cable that was mentioned earlier is an anti-theft deterant. When they pop the cap off and find it attached they might leave it alone. But if your cap falls off going down the road I would think you would do some serious body damage if you center cap is swinging around at however many RPM's.
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The ones I have seen are short enough to not allow it to do any body damage but I would imagine having one come loose at 60 mph it would beat itself up as bad as if it bounced down the road... I've gone around a few corners and done a few smokers and checked mine (GM centers and repro rings) and they never budged... The one trip to the track I removed them at the tracks request...

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 01, 03:17 PM
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after you pop the center cap on try to rotate it by turning it with your hands. It seems to lock in better after rotation.
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