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Old 09-09-2014, 12:20 AM   #1
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Hubcaps Ford Dually

OK, lost a rear hubcab the other day going to storage - grrr. Local cost $173, found a Ford Dealer in Florida that sent one for $96.

Today, I watched one leave the truck and fly through the field. Had the Redwood on the back, so decided to stop on my way home from storage. When I got to storage, I realized I had lost both on the rear. double grrr!

Found the spot in the field - and found 3 more besides the one I saw leave the truck!!



So is it-
  1. A problem with the particular bump on that bridge?
  2. A problem with Fords hubcap?
  3. A combination, combined with my running the tires at 80psi?
I won't say it was just Ford hubcaps, because there was a Dodge or 2 (no chevs). Ironically I drove home from the Dealer over 500 miles and no issues, but their "nitrogen" package only left me 30-40 psi in the tires. This problem seemed to develop after I inflated to 80 psi, and specifically on I-25, however to be fair, I ran to Utah and back last week with only one hubcap installed because my new one hadn't arrived.

Does this stuff only happen to ME?
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Old 09-09-2014, 12:37 AM   #2
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Wow Brad.....bad luck!! Anyhow, I've had my Dually for 4 or 5 months and no issues, in fact when I tried to get one off it was a chore. I need to make a tool. So, my rears call for 60 PSI per my sticker on the door jamb. Yours call for 80??
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I haven't heard anything at the plant about this, but the dealer installs them may not have been snapped on all the way. Most people can't even get them off to change a flat.I would call the dealer since it was more then one sounds like they were not put on properly.
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Old 09-09-2014, 12:45 AM   #4
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Well now that may be part of the problem Tim, Thanks! I didn't realize the rear tires on the sticker should be 65 and front 75. Guess I was always used to running 80 psi on the SRW I never bothered to look.
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Yeah, I had to double check it (put my specs on so I could see it better) Just not sure if that would cause them to come off?
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Old 09-09-2014, 01:02 AM   #6
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With 80PSI in the rear tires I'm surprised you didn't shake all your fillings out!!!
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Old 09-09-2014, 01:21 AM   #7
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hahahaha! What do you run in yours Chuck? I'm all for the softest ride I can get.
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75PSI in the front & 60PSI in the rear. With the AirLift air bags it's a rough ride so Icant imagine what it would be like with 80PSI!!
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Thanks Chuck, that seems to be the normal as I find out. After I get the bags installed next week I better reconfigure all my pressures.
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I haven't heard anything at the plant about this, but the dealer installs them may not have been snapped on all the way. Most people can't even get them off to change a flat.I would call the dealer since it was more then one sounds like they were not put on properly.
Thanks Jim! Unfortunately, one of them I put on myself, after it came as a replacement for the first one lost I would have to blame me -

The really weird part is out of the four I found within 100 ft of each other, only one of them was mine. I almost expected to see hubcap Anny there with a shopping cart waiting for the next one to fly off!
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