Originally Posted by JimW
... Now I can't wait to assemble the new wheels together with the metal valve stems..
IF planning to use the metal stems supplied by the tpms vendor...
check them for FIT very very carefully on the wheels.
steel stems must be isolated from the alloy wheel material, inside AND out.
failure to assure the stem is isolated from the wheel
will result in galvanic corrosion on the wheel and LEAKING at the stem/hole.
the stems supplied by them don't typically include gaskets/washers for the INSIDE and OUTSIDE.
as i recall there's an INNER gasket only.
if that is the case OR the stems don't fit correctly there will be problems.
some sort of isolator needs to be used under the small nut that secures the stem AGAINST the rim/hole
i see no mention of which wheels are being used,
and many wheel vendors have specific styles of full metal stems that r compatible with the openings...
again check fit and be aware of ANY metal-metal contact,
IF the rims are aluminum alloy.