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I'm planning to chrome the stock 2005 XLR chrome wheels and the tire shop that will install the run flat ires on the newly chromed wheels claims that I will have problems with the seal of the tire to the wheel will result in air pressure loss over time.

He says the problem will be due to the chome plating.

Has anyone ever heard of this problem?

Thanks for your reply.
 

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I have heard of this, but it is so minimal, I wouldn't consider it a problem.
In theory, chrome on a used wheel may not come out as smooth and run flat tires are stiff side walls, harder rubber.
Nice to have your TPMs to keep a watch over them!
 

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I'm planning to chrome the stock 2005 XLR chrome wheels and the tire shop that will install the run flat ires on the newly chromed wheels claims that I will have problems with the seal of the tire to the wheel will result in air pressure loss over time.

He says the problem will be due to the chome plating.

Has anyone ever heard of this problem?

Thanks for your reply.
I had mine chromed in April and have put 10,000 miles on since and have not had any issues with loosing air. If the chrome shop is good you should have not problems. I do this on a lot of vehicles.
 
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As you guys, that went to the first Rendezvous in Albuqerque know, Hans and I had trouble with a $5,000 set of custom chrome rims that lost air in one tire when we went over 120 and continued to lose air until we put some cold air in at gas stations two times.
After running for a while the air gets hot and looks for any spot to escape, once found it keeps emptying the tire until you get cold air in it.
Your rims have to be perfect inside on the rim to keep this from happening.
I have put a brand new set of chrome rims and tires on my V which is in a body shop and one tire has lost air over night every night it has been there.
Now if you want to call this no big deal, I would disagree with anyone on this subject.
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As you guys, that went to the first Rendezvous in Albuqerque know, Hans and I had trouble with a $5,000 set of custom chrome rims that lost air in one tire when we went over 120 and continued to lose air until we put some cold air in at gas stations two times.
After running for a while the air gets hot and looks for any spot to escape, once found it keeps emptying the tire until you get cold air in it.
Your rims have to be perfect inside on the rim to keep this from happening.
I have put a brand new set of chrome rims and tires on my V which is in a body shop and one tire has lost air over night every night it has been there.
Now if you want to call this no big deal, I would disagree with anyone on this subject.
Bob

and the terrible thing there was the valves was inside the rim and very hard to reach!

Bob, but fingers cooled down.

Hans



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Guys,
I had nitrogen put in my tires and watched as the temperature went up at least 3 degrees in every tire after running for a few hours.

Nitrogen is 78.06% oxygen plus a few other elements on the periodic table but does not include water.

Air on the other hand has water in it and on any given day could be more or less, but when the water turns to vapor from the heat of the tires, it looks for a place to escape and will find it. As you add air to your tires the water diminishes and so does the loss of water (vapor) and will eventually settle down to hardly any loss at all.

The bottom line..............not worth the cost of around $100 dollars, just check your gauges once in a while and add air, and as long as the tire isn't opened up it will stay rather steady.:)
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I'm all for flying out to your place and having a "do over" out on the desert at 152mph just to see if the air stays in the tires this time (Right Hans). You can drive I'll just watch for the site seeing helicopter for you. :)
:glol XLR I FL you better come to Germany, we don`t need no dessert here and don`t have to take care about helis, we just do it and not 152, we`ll do 180 and loose no air.:cheers

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I have put a brand new set of chrome rims and tires on my V which is in a body shop and one tire has lost air over night every night it has been there.
Bob

this obviously has nothing to do with how well the wheel was chromed, and this was more in reference to a "used" wheel being chromed after the fact.

The most likely place for your 3 piece wheel to leak is through the center seam where it's bolted together.
 
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Sorry Mike, I thought you knew that I have NEW 20" Dub, Dirty Dogs and Prirelli 155/35 Rossa's on my V. The one wheel/Rim deflats overnight. Picked my car up today and I will get to the bottom of it this weekend at Wheel Warehouse.
Here's a couple of pics




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This obviously has nothing to do with how well the wheel was chromed, and this was more in reference to a "used" wheel being chromed after the fact.

The most likely place for your 3 piece wheel to leak is through the center seam where it's bolted together.
 

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Bob, this "dirty dog" wheels in combination with the Pirelli Rosso`s looks first class.

As I see, the new valves on this rims are easy to reach - that`s good because on our next high speed ride I wont burn my fingers anymore when we loose some air in your RF tire...lol...lol...:glol
Tire size is 255/35 20!!!!!!!
But best of all, you got your V back!!!!!:flag :thumbs

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Sorry Mike, I thought you knew that I have NEW 20" Dub, Dirty Dogs and Prirelli 155/35 Rossa's on my V. The one wheel/Rim deflats overnight. Picked my car up today and I will get to the bottom of it this weekend at Wheel Warehouse.
Here's a couple of pics

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the wheels look great!....so much for my 3 piece theory....
maybe it's just your luck that you picked up a nail between the body shop and the repair shop:rolleyes
 
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No mail-----------TPM

The body shop brought it to Allen and they couldn't find a leak. I took it to the place I bought my rims and they took it off and immersed it in water......Wo La, the TPM was leaking...........all fixed. I had to reset the memory for the doors, they wouldn't close the last inch. It's great to get that power back.
Stopped at Tustin but service manager was gone for the day. Gee, they have CTS's for loaners and will get a Caddy from Enterprise and pay for it up front. I'm happy already.
Adios, Allen.

the wheels look great!....so much for my 3 piece theory....
maybe it's just your luck that you picked up a nail between the body shop and the repair shop:rolleyes
 
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