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Old 11 Aug 2014, 09:47 pm
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Default Pennsylvania Weather and Leaky Tires

I found this site thanks to a 7-year old thread about replacing chrome plated wheels on a northeastern driven Crusier....because obviously I have this problem.

I've deduced that I need painted wheels - got it. Found a nice pair that is silver powder coated (since everyone else hated the pink heart ones I found...sigh). HOWEVER, I notice that all of the valves on the wheels look like SHINY metal won't that be an issue as well?

Should I not worry? Can I get a different valve?

I can't post links - but the wheels I found are Rage R5 15X75-100/114.3 40S with a silver matte (powder coated) finish. I'm looking at them from the discount tire direct site.

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Old 11 Aug 2014, 10:06 pm
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PS - be kind...this is the first time I'm "fixing up" a car...I usually get "Dad's" help but would like to do this on my own. I have no idea if the valves are 'pretty' just for photos...or what. I dunno... (be kind!)
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Old 11 Aug 2014, 10:47 pm
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Default Re: Pennsylvania Weather and Leaky Tires

Not to worry - the shiny part - the stem - that sticks out is not what seals, the base of the valve that is inside the rim is rubber.
I got mine at TireRack, bought tires and wheels and they came with the tires mounted on the new rims, balanced and ready to go - just had to bolt them on!
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Old 11 Aug 2014, 11:16 pm
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Old 12 Aug 2014, 02:12 am
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I've had pretty good luck using the 16 inch wheels off sebrings, Stratus wheels should fit too. But not from the 2 dr models.

Welcome to the forum and PA Winter salt destruction of our wheels, roads and bridges.

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Old 12 Aug 2014, 08:33 am
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I've had pretty good luck using the 16 inch wheels off sebrings, Stratus wheels should fit too. But not from the 2 dr models.

Welcome to the forum and PA Winter salt destruction of our wheels, roads and bridges.

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Welcome to the forum from the Missouri Ozarks!

The chrome wheels on my PT Cruiser were rusting, so I cleaned them up and gave them a coat of Gibbs - so far, it's working, but if haven't encountered any snow/ice/road salt since I got them shiny again. This winter will give me plenty of that.
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Old 12 Aug 2014, 11:23 am
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probaly will but probaly nothing like what they have up there
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Welcome to the forum from the Missouri Ozarks!

The chrome wheels on my PT Cruiser were rusting, so I cleaned them up and gave them a coat of Gibbs - so far, it's working, but if haven't encountered any snow/ice/road salt since I got them shiny again. This winter will give me plenty of that.
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probaly will but probaly nothing like what they have up there
Probably true. Although predictions are for a colder winter with more snow than last year. I hope the Almanac is wrong.
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Old 12 Aug 2014, 05:43 pm
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HARRY YOU SHUT YO' MOUTH. That S-word is totally unacceptable Nooo...no snow. But yeah - for those of you who have never been in Central PA for winter - we get the gamut - ice, sleet, snow...and the treatment of choice is salt. But the time winter ends, all of the roads have this white haze of salt on them. Oh Pennsylvania...
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