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warwagon
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PostSubject: 2013 TT Bling Ring Removal on Wheels   2013 TT Bling Ring Removal on Wheels Icon_minitimeTue Jun 18, 2013 12:01 pm

I love my 2013 TT, but I hated the fake bling rings on the wheels. Some have filled in the empty holes with the original 8mm bolts and #31 Danco o-rings, but the screws still stick out and are too long.

After researching what to fill in the threaded holes with, I came to this conclusion:

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I ordered 100 for $10 and gently tapped them into place with a rubber mallet, after cleaning and painting the threads. The color and texture match the wheels perfectly, almost an OEM look.

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PostSubject: Re: 2013 TT Bling Ring Removal on Wheels   2013 TT Bling Ring Removal on Wheels Icon_minitimeTue Jun 18, 2013 12:18 pm

That looks MUCH better in my opinion!
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 TT Bling Ring Removal on Wheels   2013 TT Bling Ring Removal on Wheels Icon_minitimeTue Jun 18, 2013 3:22 pm

Does look better, but they do serve a purpose, guarding against rocks and whatnot scraping up past the tire.... For DD-ing to work or whatever I guess they would not be an issue.
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 TT Bling Ring Removal on Wheels   2013 TT Bling Ring Removal on Wheels Icon_minitimeTue Jun 18, 2013 4:31 pm

Looks sexy
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PostSubject: Re: 2013 TT Bling Ring Removal on Wheels   2013 TT Bling Ring Removal on Wheels Icon_minitimeTue Jun 18, 2013 4:32 pm

Finally got Toyota to fix my 55-65 mph steering wheel vibration with the E-Rated BFG Tires on the TT model. Seems E-Rated tires might be too sensitive for the steering, and are overkill for the weight of this vehicle.

Switched to Goodyear Duratrac 265/75R16 C-Rated tires and the road force numbers on the 3rd harmonic are in the single digits now, and the steering vibration is gone!!!

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