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New rims rattle

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by gaine7, May 22, 2001.

  1. gaine7

    gaine7 Registered Member

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    Any ideas on how to get the center sleeves on my new 589 rims to stop rattling. I was thinking some RTV might work...Thanks
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  2. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Perhaps bend the flanges of the caps a little bit so that they get clamped between the wheel and the axle flange?

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    Ok......[​IMG].....everyone will laugh now.......[​IMG]........but I watched a friend of mine wrap a strip of duct tape that was a little less than the thickness of the wheel around the outside of the sleeves untill it was thick enough that he had to press them into the rims. (still by hand, just tight) He never heard a noise from them after that.

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  4. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    Take your center sleeves to the hardware store, and get some thick O-rings that fit over them. Works like magic!

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  5. Chaz88K5

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    electrical tape works well...wrap it around the end of it and slide it in untill it is tight....2 or 3 raps should work fine

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