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    Something Very Satisfying With My Wheels

    I just noticed this morning that all of the Mazda M's on my wheels all are aligned to be in exactly the same position as they rotate. It was oddly satisfying and somehow for the briefest moment, the entire universe felt aligned. Then I went to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by isketerol View Post
    I just noticed this morning that all of the Mazda M's on my wheels all are aligned to be in exactly the same position as they rotate. It was oddly satisfying and somehow for the briefest moment, the entire universe felt aligned. Then I went to work.
    I love when small things like that happen and I notice it. It just makes things seem right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isketerol View Post
    I just noticed this morning that all of the Mazda M's on my wheels all are aligned to be in exactly the same position as they rotate. It was oddly satisfying and somehow for the briefest moment, the entire universe felt aligned. Then I went to work.
    I thought no one would care but I care. How do you guys get these caps aligned properly against wheels? There's no markings or specific orientation like my Honda CR-V. I ended up uses the bottom of the "M" aiming at the valve stem on each wheel. Still it's not easy to make it 100% right and I wish Mazda can have some markings on the wheel and the cap so that we can align the cap easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yrwei52 View Post
    I thought no one would care but I care. How do you guys get these caps aligned properly against wheels? There's no markings or specific orientation like my Honda CR-V. I ended up uses the bottom of the "M" aiming at the valve stem on each wheel. Still it's not easy to make it 100% right and I wish Mazda can have some markings on the wheel and the cap so that we can align the cap easily.

    For me the hard part is getting all of the lug nuts aligned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazdadude View Post

    For me the hard part is getting all of the lug nuts aligned.
    I salute your exactitude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yrwei52 View Post
    I thought no one would care but I care. How do you guys get these caps aligned properly against wheels? There's no markings or specific orientation like my Honda CR-V. I ended up uses the bottom of the "M" aiming at the valve stem on each wheel. Still it's not easy to make it 100% right and I wish Mazda can have some markings on the wheel and the cap so that we can align the cap easily.
    It came that way from the dealer.
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    I was going to say, probably still factory wheels/tires ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoDriver View Post
    I was going to say, probably still factory wheels/tires ?
    Correct in that assumption.
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    I feel like I am at rest with the world when all my tire pressure stems are straight up when I check tire pressures. My back thinks someone is watching over me. Ed

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    Quote Originally Posted by isketerol View Post
    It came that way from the dealer.
    I know those wheel caps are installed during new vehicle preparation at the dealership. Your Mazda dealer definitely is paying attention to details. My Mazda dealer just randomly installed the caps and I had to take the tires off and re-installed those caps!

    How do your wheel caps be aligned? Bottom of "M" aims at valve stem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yrwei52 View Post
    I know those wheel caps are installed during new vehicle preparation at the dealership. Your Mazda dealer definitely is paying attention to details. My Mazda dealer just randomly installed the caps and I had to take the tires off and re-installed those caps!

    How do your wheel caps be aligned? Bottom of "M" aims at valve stem?
    I haven't looked at that. Good question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by isketerol View Post
    I haven't looked at that. Good question.
    The answer is no. More so the opposite of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by isketerol View Post
    I just noticed this morning that all of the Mazda M's on my wheels all are aligned to be in exactly the same position as they rotate. It was oddly satisfying and somehow for the briefest moment, the entire universe felt aligned. Then I went to work.
    point the valley of the "M" toward the valve stem.

    Ours was like this too after picking it up from the dealer, but I jacked it up when I replaced a flat tire and then put the fixed tire back on. next rotation, I'll make it a point to align the valley of the "M" toward the valve stem.
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    Pictures, or it didn't happen lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by yrwei52 View Post
    Bottom of "M" aims at valve stem?
    OCD much?

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