Metal or rubber valves on alloy wheels

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  1. dealornodeal

    dealornodeal Funster

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    I am thinking of changing my current Fiat Ducato 16'' steel wheels for alloys and having the tyres swapped over. current steel wheels have metal valves do I need to get the same on the alloys and do most tyre fitting centres stock them or would I be better giving advance notice so they can get them if required.
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    I would check they have the metal valves before just turning up.

    Martin
     
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    I've recently encountered two retailers who haven't a scoobie do about valves and they fit TR600 rubber valves with brass stem. These are standard equipment on transits apparently and Google finds plenty of examples of failures
    I found bolt in valves at £12 for four on eBay
     
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    Techno Funster Life Member

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    I'm no expert but I bought these and they seem decent quality
    If I do decide to fit Alloys I will use mail order and have my tyres fitted locally by a guy who knows what he's doing
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261639704479
     
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    Oh and btw the wheels I have in mind are wolf race TP5 and 1450kg rated
     
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    With the pressures and loadings of motorhome tyres IMHO metal valves are an absolute must. Too many reports of rubber valve failures causing accidents.

    Unfortunately not all tyre fitters carry them so check before you go.
     
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    When I bought my alloys for the Pilote I asked for metal valves and they were supplied with the wheels
     
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    Good idea thanks Mike. What wheels did you get please>
     
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    I can't remember the model but I bought from these guys
    http://www.wheelbasealloys.com
    I did have a discount code and posted on Fun, but I can't find it at the moment
     
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    I put metal on mine and for hold of medial valves. Luckily I got extras as two were faulty

    Much happier with these having had a faulty rubber valve in my last camper. And they look better

    Daniel image.jpg
     
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    On a motorhomes with high tyre pressures metal valves are a must.
     
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