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New Tires & Metal Valves!!

I had new tires & metal stems installed yesterday and a guy around my area that does work on Beemers ( thanks to BigBen (Bernard) who provided this contact!!

The tires are Mets 880's and the metal stems are like the Napa or Camels.

One thing I noticed, it the front stem seems to have less thread depth on the nut then the rear ( pictures attached). Threads on the rear show a better grab on the nut then the front.

Is the front rim thicker then the rear, and is this normal??

Seems OK, just questioning the look??

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post #2 of 4 Old Jul 25th, 2009, 12:38 pm
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Re: New Tires & Metal Valves!!

I'd have to say that is what it appears. The front tire is narrower but as to how they are extruded is beyond myself..............some one will chime in here directly, I'm thinking.....................Jim
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Re: New Tires & Metal Valves!!

I just checked my front stem & I have about 1/4 inch of thread showing. I know when I installed my stems there was 2 different rubber gaskets with the stem. One was thicker then the other. Your guy may have put the wrong gasket on.

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Re: New Tires & Metal Valves!!

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I just checked my front stem & I have about 1/4 inch of thread showing. I know when I installed my stems there was 2 different rubber gaskets with the stem. One was thicker then the other. Your guy may have put the wrong gasket on.
No I checked with him. He put the small one on both. He mentioned that it seems like the front rim was thicker then the rear this is wht the rear has about 1/2" of thread showing, and the rear only 1 or 2 threads showing.

Seems fine, but just wanted some confirmation!!!

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