Last Call: Blinky Things Edition

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A helpful sign for certain BMW drivers.
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  1. Batshitbox Avatar

    That’s what those are for?

  2. Sjalabais Avatar

    Ever seen a tire valve explode? That happened on our Camry sunday, right after we came home from a long ride. According to the tire shop, that was due to a combination of rubber fatigue (we’ve all been there) and sunshine…scary.
    Now, the rare-for-Europe Toyota is dressed in fresh Uniroyal RainExpert 3, about the sixth time I’ve bought these summer tires.

    1. JayP Avatar
      1. Sjalabais Avatar

        Is this a real product? The valve shouldn’t look like that, of course, but I guess that was only the post-apocalypse-look.

        1. dukeisduke Avatar

          I’ve only ever seen them on 911s. Years ago, probably on 911SCs.

        2. Batshitbox Avatar

          From the You-Can’t-Make-This-Stuff-Up department:
          Valve stem support
          Porsche valve stem support
          relieves centrifugal stress on valve stems for high speed driving.
          Adhesive pad (included) holds these in place.

          Yes, it’s Viagra for your Schrader Valve, and Yes it’s distributed by “Wheel Enhancements” dot com.

          1. Sjalabais Avatar

            It had to be targeting Porsche owners. Yikes.

    2. dukeisduke Avatar

      I’ve never seen them do that. Usually they’re made out of EPDM rubber, which is ozone and UV resistant.

      1. Sjalabais Avatar

        The guy at the tire shop was really surprised, too. My wife was most of all scared. She had driven us home, a bit tired, one hand on the steering wheel. A front tire losing all its air in 1 second wouldn’t have been easy to handle then…
        Btw, the Camry drives so much better on the Uniroyal tires! Even she noticed. The cakeness is almost entirely gone. Steering input is processed immediately and the car goes straight when one expects it.

  3. dukeisduke Avatar

    A fellow Texan – yay!

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