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CaifanSC
04-28-2015, 02:25 PM
Will probably go with the all-metal ones in the ADR Kasais. Through the years I've actually had some rubber stem seals rot and leak air so I figure it's worth it upgrading to all metal.

Has anyone tried either of these in their stock SC wheels or cobra Rs? Wondering what sizes are used or if the wheel needs to be machined to accept one of these types.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/Caifanito/TPMS-mtl_clampin_zpshn9wn9st.jpg (http://s48.photobucket.com/user/Caifanito/media/TPMS-mtl_clampin_zpshn9wn9st.jpg.html)

Info: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=208


http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f226/Caifanito/T2eC16VHJGQFFhvhlLiBSZq6HoM9--60_57_zpspadopvdb.jpg (http://s48.photobucket.com/user/Caifanito/media/T2eC16VHJGQFFhvhlLiBSZq6HoM9--60_57_zpspadopvdb.jpg.html)

INfo:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CHROME-FLUSH-MOUNT-VALVE-STEMS-HIDE-A-VALVE-STEMS-PART-2941-K-16-SETS-/350907097637?hash=item51b3b16225

Tim Groth
04-28-2015, 02:46 PM
When my tires were installed at the local Firestone tire shop they used chrome valve stems to match the chrome wheels. I think it was an option provided as I didn't have to purchase my own for the installation.

-Tim

KMT
04-28-2015, 04:13 PM
Through the years I've actually had some rubber stem seals rot and leak air

Nitrogen for the win...

Kurt K
04-28-2015, 05:52 PM
I'm running hidden valve stems in my Foose wheels. I bought them from the Custom Wheel Shop. The insertable stem that is used to fill the tires has a hex head on the end that doubles as the tool to remove the cap. They've been on my car for several years and I haven't had any issues with them.

MadMikeyL
04-28-2015, 11:44 PM
I've never seen the hidden ones before, but I have used the metal ones, and my experience was that after a while, they start leaking between the rubber gaskets and the rim. The regular old rubber valve stems are fine, and if you just replace them whenever you change the tires on the car, they will never get old enough to dry-rot.

Brad Klein
04-29-2015, 09:50 AM
I have the metal ones and they started leaking but not till around 15 years :D

Nettlesd
05-01-2015, 08:48 PM
I run the hidden valve stems in my original Cobra R wheels. I like them.

CaifanSC
05-04-2015, 09:04 PM
Anyone know the standard size used on SC wheels? Cobra rs?

George95PearlSC
05-05-2015, 08:07 AM
Anyone know the standard size used on SC wheels? Cobra rs?

Stock size were 225/60R16

Cobra R in 18" would be 245/45R18

Cobra R in 17" would be 245/50R17

CaifanSC
05-05-2015, 02:49 PM
Thanks George!

Anyone know the valve stem sizes on the stock SC wheels/cobras? I'd like to pick up some and just take them along with the wheels when the tires get mounted.

George95PearlSC
05-05-2015, 03:00 PM
Thanks George!

Anyone know the valve stem sizes on the stock SC wheels/cobras? I'd like to pick up some and just take them along with the wheels when the tires get mounted.


Your very Welcome! :D

I believe short stems...