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    Default Tyre Replacements and Metal Valves

    Hi guys,

    I've just bitten the bullet and spend £230 on a pair of new front tyres Ouch! not great considering the car's only done 14,000 miles

    My car apparears to have metal valves (but not TPMS) ... do I need to tell the tyre fitters to do anything special do you know?

    Cheers

    Dave

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    What did you go for in the end ?

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    Toyo Proxies T1-R's from Black Circles ... found a 10% Discount Doobery so cost is £228.40 all in

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    Nothing special then that anyone knows of?? I assume they will just fit a new metal valve??

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    They should only check the valves for leaks/damage and if ok leave them there.

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    So whats the difference between a metal valve and the usual rubbery ones. Apart from the obvious?

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    Thanks for the info Tyreman ... do you know how they should check for leaks? (I'm quite worried now as the centre I have chosen to have them fitted at I have been told by someone at work is owned by a cowboy ... her husband used to work for them apparently so really want to keep an eye on them and know what they should be doing.)

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    Before letting the air out 'paint' soapy water(or similar) around the valve to check for bubbles,similar to doing a push bike puncture !.Metal valves are bolted through the rim, they're normally fitted to high performance stuff (meant to be less prone to leaks),the only problem is letting a tyre fitter near your wheels to tighten them as i know to my cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyreman
    Before letting the air out 'paint' soapy water(or similar) around the valve to check for bubbles,similar to doing a push bike puncture !.Metal valves are bolted through the rim, they're normally fitted to high performance stuff (meant to be less prone to leaks),the only problem is letting a tyre fitter near your wheels to tighten them as i know to my cost.
    OK Now I'm very very scared! ... I will be watching them like a hawk!! Thankyou for the info by the way.

    Dave

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