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Post by beam6er » Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:41 pm

Caps have been prepared by my friend. He has a small chemical plant and made it with some kind of plastic suppliers. Grid carbon?

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Re: 17" ALPINA rims in open lug old style design

Post by Ozibimmer » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:03 pm

Hi Guys
I have a set of 16 inch alpina rims with caps that I am converting to open lugs and from what I am reading is the early BMW style Alpina rim center caps that are light alloy from the E12 E23 E24 that are I think 14 or 15 Inch will not fit into the Alpina open lug style rims and I have to custom make something is this right.
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Post by DRPM635CSi » Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:21 am

dlvad wrote:
Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:08 am
Locate a set correct SS Alps Valve stems to complete your poject...
When your metal valve stems start to leak through the valve (presumably), is it possible to revalve them internally, or does one have to completely replace them with new?

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Re: 17" ALPINA rims in open lug old style design

Post by hornhospital » Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:44 pm

It's a crapshoot. I've had exactly 50% success replacing just the internals. One sealed (and is still sealed 2 years out), the other still leaked past the valve immediately, even with a brand new valve.
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