Valve Stem/Caps

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Suspension, Brakes and Tires Discussion, Valve Stem/Caps in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; Well, I purchased some 20' OG Wire Wheels with Spinners. After spending a hefty fee getting them rotated and balanced, ...
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    Caddy89 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Jun 2005

    Valve Stem/Caps

    Well, I purchased some 20' OG Wire Wheels with Spinners. After spending a hefty fee getting them rotated and balanced, I forgot to tell the service department that I need a shorter valve stem so that the spinner will fit in the wheel.

    Ive gone around to several shops and they all say that the only way to shorten the valve stem would be to re-mount the tire. Only problem is that it cost over 140 and nobody wants to do it because of the rubber sealant, and the possiblitly that they may have to by me new rims.

    Is there any way of shorting/cutting the stem so that I can put my spinner into the rim dish? I was thinking of bending it down with some sort of tape/glue. I'm clueless as to what to use.

    Basically if I can't shorten the stem cap so that its not in the rim, I can bend it over and then buy longer screws so that the spinner will not be in the dish but a little bit (5cm) out.

    Any help would be greatly appreaciated,

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    peteski is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): 85 Eldo Biarritz
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    Northeast USA

    Re: Valve Stem/Caps

    You're SOL. They are right. You have to install the stem from the outsude of the wheel which menas that you need to remove the tire. And you can't cut the top off (that is where the actual valve is).

    Car will look much better without spinners - trust me!


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