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Ok, boy do I have a rookie question.:confused: I bought some Tacoma wheels to go on my 94 4X4 pickup to replace the rusted out mag wheels that were on it when I bought it. The guy gave me the hub covers to go with the wheels and I can't figure out how to put them on. Do you have to put them on the wheel "before" you put the wheel on the truck or do they just simply snap on? I tried just pushing them on, but I ended up bending the little tangs on the covers. There's got to be some trick to it to keep me from ruining all of the covers. :hammer:
 

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Mine just snapped on. Are we talking alloy or steel wheels? You DID replace the lug bolts, right??

Incidentally, magnesium (mag) wheels do not rust....
 

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Mine just snapped on. Are we talking alloy or steel wheels? You DID replace the lug bolts, right??

Incidentally, magnesium (mag) wheels do not rust....
The term "Mag" was used loosely to indicate a particular style of wheel, not the material it is made from. Back in the '60s just about everybody referred to aftermarket spoke type wheels as "Mags". I think the wheels I have are the allow wheels. Does yours just snap on after the wheel is mounted to the truck or do you have to put them on before the wheel is mounted? I don't know why I can't get mine to go on correctly.
 

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If you're talking about the front wheel, you have to cut the center out of the hub for it to fit over the hub. The rear should just pop on.

So, did you use the newer alloy wheel lug nuts? If not, you're going to eff up your new wheels...
 

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If you're talking about the front wheel, you have to cut the center out of the hub for it to fit over the hub. The rear should just pop on.

So, did you use the newer alloy wheel lug nuts? If not, you're going to eff up your new wheels...
No, I didn't. I was just doing some reading about that. I put the same lug nuts on that was used on the old "mag" wheel.;) I think they were the conical shape lug nuts. I've got to take them off and go get some of the alloy wheel lug nuts. I haven't driven it much so maybe I haven't screwed up the wheels yet. Would the parts houses have these lug nuts or would I need to go to the stealer?
 

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I think I've figured out what is wrong. The end tabs on the metal ring in the hub cap are all bent up. I straightened them out a little with some pliers and they are now going on, but they're a little loose. Can you buy that metal ring from Toyota? It looks like it just slips down inside the hub cap. BTW, Here is a link to a couple of photos of the wheels I'm talking about.
http://s38.photobucket.com/albums/e102/crawdad185/Toyota/?action=view&current=DSC_0432.jpg
http://s38.photobucket.com/albums/e102/crawdad185/Toyota/?action=view&current=DSC_0434.jpg
 

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I got 24 of the alloy wheel lugs on ebay for about $40 a couple of years ago. The stealer will probably eat you alive for them...

Sounds like the rings were effed up. I don't know if the dealer would sell them separately. Check ebay for entire hubs; you MIGHT get lucky~

I just looked at the pics; those are NOT alloy wheels. They are newer steel wheels. You're good with the conical lugs.
 
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