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      02-18-2013, 11:52 AM   #1
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Gunmetal Valve Stems for Anthracite APEX Wheels

Maybe this is over the top, but I like the idea of the valve stem being inconspicuous in the rim.

I bought a set of the black Invisible Valve Stems from ECS Tuning, but I'm not confident in their reliability and I really don't want to get stranded, so they might not get installed.

Now I'm looking at these gunmetal ShopTPMS Valve Stems from BavX and wondering if they can be used without the TPMS sensors (since our Canadian cars don't use TPMS).

The only other option seems to be these gunmetal Volk / Rays Valve Stems, but at $100 per set, I'd rather live with pink valve stems instead.

Much appreciated.

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I've used the ones from BavX but in black as I have black wheels. They are nice. but really only for the real picky people.
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      02-18-2013, 12:57 PM   #3
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I'm a little OCD, and while I think the look of the invisible valve stems is cool, I don't know that I'd trust them (and I do like to regularly check tire pressures, etc.)

Do you recall what the TPMS fitting on the bottom of the valve looked like? Would it be possible to run without the TPMS sensor installed (i.e. nothing loose, rattling, etc.)?

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I don't see why not, Email BavX they should respond quickly
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Emailed, received reply, and placed order in the span of 24 minutes - incredible service!

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PS> Yes, the valve stems will work with the TPMS sensors. Good news for OCD Canadians with anthracite wheels and without TPMS!
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Told ya
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