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#16 GrumpyTrucker

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 02:01 PM

Although the videos do seem to show some adhesive going on the clips to fix them to the gator


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Posted 28 April 2014 - 02:57 PM

The alloy gators don't use any adhesive on the wheel itself there are metal clips that fit on the gator and in between the tyre n wheel, adhesive is used to secure a plastic cover over the 2 edges were they meet once fitted to the wheel. There spot on. I hadn't hem on my swift for about 2 years. Gave excellent protection. When took them off last week not a mark on the wheel but gators were slightly scuffed. Hope this helps

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 03:05 PM

Huh. The video I watched last week showed the guy putting some adhesive on the band to stick the clip onto.

If I was considering anything I might consider the Rimbands that seem to be a cross between Rimblades and AlloyGators (rubber like the bands, but fit between tyre and rim - pro install only) but I think they all look like too much hassle


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Posted 28 April 2014 - 03:56 PM

The reason that people are saying that thr Rimblades come off on the motorway is probably because they failed to follow the instructions and clean both the rim and the MOULDING where the 3Ms tape is applied so as to make a secure adhesion.

If you have low profile tyres I defy you to break the seal to get Alloy Gators to sit between the rim and the bead without resorting to going to your tyre shop to get them broken, this cost money and maybe rebalancing.

Or maybe posters havn't used either product.The adhesive comes off the same way you are debadging the rear of your cars..



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Posted 28 April 2014 - 06:06 PM

Iv actually used both products and I had 17 inch low profile tyres and the alloy gators were far superior inequality. You can also fit them yourself on your driveway. There are videos to follow on the alloy gator website. You don't even need to jack your car up or take the wheel off. Rumbles are a rubbery type of cover and if you curb ur wheel with them on the rubber just rips and still damages the wheel. Take it from experience. I have used both products and the alloy gators are a better product x

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 06:27 PM

They seem as pointless as bonnet bras to me, besides the price of them would cover the odd scuff now & again.....

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 07:33 PM

alloygators all the way had rimblades and they are crap in comparision IMHO



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Posted 28 April 2014 - 07:37 PM

I second that

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