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      02-27-2008, 05:40 PM   #1
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Valve Stems on IForged Rims..

OMG I am at a loss right now.. I understand they were placed on the inside of the rim for aesthetic purposes.. However, this is ridiculous trying to get to it when attempting to fill up or deflate a tire. I was hoping there were others with Iforged rims that perhaps share my pain.
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      02-27-2008, 05:49 PM   #2
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I share your pain bro. ITs a PAIN in the ass. I dont know why they didnt do it like HRE and have the hidden valve stems that look like a rivet.
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      02-27-2008, 08:04 PM   #3
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same problem here... unfortunatly you have to live with it.... one of my valve stems busted last year.... what a pain....
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      02-27-2008, 08:22 PM   #4
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It is a huge pain. Everytime I put air in im down on all fours reaching around the back of tire. I can't go through the spokes on the essens.
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My hands are still cut up from last night at the track.. what a PITA. It is funny too cause depending on where it is sitting when you stop your car it can be easy or difficult.. Just never imagined having to move my car an inch forward just to put air in the tires.
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      02-28-2008, 10:16 PM   #6
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same problem here... unfortunatly you have to live with it.... one of my valve stems busted last year.... what a pain....
how may i ask, did you bust a valve stem?
it didn't hit the brake caliper did it?
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      02-28-2008, 10:53 PM   #7
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how may i ask, did you bust a valve stem?
it didn't hit the brake caliper did it?
i dont think so.... but i got a flat and the valve stem was busted where it entered the rim... the rubber was ripped
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My hands are still cut up from last night at the track.. what a PITA. It is funny too cause depending on where it is sitting when you stop your car it can be easy or difficult.. Just never imagined having to move my car an inch forward just to put air in the tires.
Haha exactly. When I fill up mine have to be on the bottom of the wheel, so since they arent lined up I pull forward, do 1 wheel, pull forward again etc..
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my iForged valve stem is on the face
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      02-29-2008, 10:10 AM   #10
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my iForged valve stem is on the face
as mine is too, the difference is two piece vs three piece wheels.
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as mine is too, the difference is two piece vs three piece wheels.
really? I woulda bought the 3 piece wheel then if i knew just for the convenience.
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Haven't had to add air to mine yet, hopefully its not too much of a pita!!!!
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      02-29-2008, 01:57 PM   #13
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My HRE 840R the valve stem was inside but the spokes are wide enough i can get access to it. My C20 the VS are outside like normal wheels, i know what you guys are going through, esp. wheels like Essens which have tiny spokes scattered everywhere...
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I wonder if a valve stem extension will help?

I've seen other wheel companies that offer about a 2"-3" long, "L" shaped adapter that screws over the valve stem to accomodate these type of situations
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My only solution (which is not a good one) is to fill the air in your garage when you have access to a floor jack.
Otherwise, I did not have the patience to do it....jeezus what an awful design. If I knew this at the time of purchase, I would have definitely made sure I bought 3 piece wheels.
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putting and checking the air in my drifts is a pain as well. havent found a good solution yet. someone on here mentioned they used an extender and it helped

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never thought about the people with drifts and similar wheels.... oh man... you have no choice but to go from the inside.... id be soooo pissed if i had that problem
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My friends Asanti's are in the same place as mine
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can you guys snap a pic of your valve stems from ur iForged rims? (if its possible) So the valve stems are deep inside or at the back of the tire? Man i didnt know that...
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can you guys snap a pic of your valve stems from ur iForged rims? (if its possible) So the valve stems are deep inside or at the back of the tire? Man i didnt know that...
Mine (Drifts) are right below the rotors..ill try to grab a pic
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Can't extend anymore, if you were to extend them anymore they would rub on the rotor.
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