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PatrolOne 09-04-2012 01:51 PM

Where to find "Euro" valve stems in GTA?
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I'm looking for the narrow bolt-in metal ones used by companies like BBS. One of the ones on my M5's Dinan wheels has been leaking and completely failed on Monday. Ruined the tire in the process... :(

Called Simply Tire for the replacement tires, but they can't get the valve stems I need. They have the bent style, but not straight.

crxgsr 09-04-2012 05:36 PM

They fail because they aren't replaced when the tire is serviced. It's better to install a new rubber valve each time, instead of re-using an old metal valve.

PatrolOne 09-04-2012 06:22 PM

The metal stems come on the rims from Dinan, and the tires have been replaced several times without any issues.

I can see your reasoning, texcept that the shop didn't even have the right size when it first happened, and claimed they couldn't get valve stems that would fit. when I had it towed there this time, they discovered they could order them overnight. *mumble*

When I tried Summit earlier, the ones I needed were OOS.

And the failure happened because they didn't notice that the locknut was missing from the valve stem, so the nut holding the stem in spun loose. It came off in my hand when I tried adding air by the side of the road. I'd call it sloppy work really.

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