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      12-27-2012, 03:21 AM   #12
johntomferg
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Drives: 2013 BMW M5
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Originally Posted by Patsc23 View Post
Vey nice - love the key fob holder. Just as an fyi, that looks to be a TPMS valve, but Im not sure what type of climate you live in. I believe metal caps on TPMS valves in colder climates is no good.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=420856

I only stumbled upon this when I was trying to figure out why my after market wheels had regular stems with metal caps on the outside, and a TPMS valve with a plastic stem on the inner barrel. Turns out my TPMS valves required plastic caps only, so for aesthetic reasons they used two stems.
Thanks, I'm in the Southeast, so road salt is an uncommon occurrence where I live (it might snow once a year). If we have an ice storm (some years this is more likely than a snow storm), then the M5 is staying in and the 4WD QX56 is the vehicle of choice.

Also, I'm reasonably diligent on adjusting my tire pressure with the temperature changes (and have the Temp/Pressure not displayable on he car). But, I will definitely be careful of over-tightening!