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Old 09-30-2014, 06:11 PM
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Why do my aftermarket wheels have 2 valve stems?

Just got a set of new wheels put on. And while I was cleaning them I noticed that there are 2 valve stems.. One of course on the outside, and one and the inside of the wheel. Can someone explain what the other valve stem is for?
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On some racing wheels, they use two valve stems so you can inflate/deflate the tire while a pressure gauge is connected to the second valve stem. So it could be for that.
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What's the brand of your wheels? I'm guessing one thing with at least two pieces?
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yea multiple piece wheels often do. However I saw a set of one piece wheels yesterday that were new on display at a shop. They had a sticker indicating that the one that faces to the inside edge is for use with OEM tire pressure monitoring sensors. Basically the geometry of the wheel didn't allow a TPMS to fit in the normal location so they stuck that one out the backside to allow for pressure monitoring and you use a regular valve stem to inflate the tire in the normal location. The sticker just said that if you don't have TPMS to just install a second valve stem in that location. So it could just be that.
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The Enkei NT03 has 2 valve stems, and as mentioned above, its so you can measure the pressure with a gauge while you fill it up (track wheels), or just inflate/deflate them quicker using both valves at the same time.

When I had the NT03s on my car that was the #1 question anyone ever had about it, haha

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