Metal Valve Stems

Discussion in 'Brakes, Wheels and Tires' started by Berol, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. Berol

    Berol TMO Race

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    Looking for metal valve stems for my track wheels. Running Ford Racing 18x9.5 wheels with Continental slicks on all corners. For the moment, I have Ford TPMS on each wheel.

    I cut a rubber valve stem at VIR earlier this year. Luckily I made it back to the paddock before it created a real problem. However, I've got 5 track days in October and I'd like to prevent this from happening again.

    I know alot of you use metal valve stems. Any links to share for purchase? Or do you just get them when you have the tires mounted/balanced at the tire shop? If they work with my existing TPMS, then great. If not, then I can do without the TPMS too. They actually did me no good at VIR earlier this year.

    Thanks in advance,
    Dan
     
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    Thanks Rick. I tried a search but it turned up empty. Appreciate the help, this is what I was looking for.
     
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    Here's something I don't know about tires/wheels, my 07 GT500 apparently comes with band type TPMS sensors, will the new "valve stem mounted" TPMS sensors interchange and will they talk to the ECM?
    I'm looking at new wheels is why I ask.
     
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    Grant 302 OPM Spent: $587,402 Moderator

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    I don't think so. IIRC, one of my friends tried with a set of my wheels on an '08 and it didn't work. Wasn't there in person, but that was my understanding.
     

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