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Old 10-04-2018, 11:44 AM
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Fuel Beast 17x9 valve stem location/Air down issues

Hey guys, I have a 2016 JKU and was about to pull the trigger on a set of Fuel Beast 17x9 with -12 offset and 4.5"bs.

My current wheels have the valve stem on lip at a 45 degree angle. This is super easy to use my ARB captured valve tire deflator on.

I noticed that the valves on these Fuel Beasts are set back in the rim on the flat part. They appear to be almost vertical. None of the wheel vendors in my area have these 17x9's in stock to look at in person.

Does anyone have these rims in 17x9 and tried to use the ARB style deflator? I don't want to get a rim that I cannot use this tool on.

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I have the same wheels in 18x9" +1 and have the ARB deflator as well as the inflator.


It's a pain in the butt with the valvestems being so far back. I have to hold them at an angle when deflating. When inflating, the chuck barely ever sits right on the valvestem. It's super annoying. Doable, but annoying.



Hope that helps lol

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Old 10-04-2018, 11:52 AM
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Good to know, I'm wondering if the -12 offset rim gets you enough room on the stem to not be a pain?

If not, would angled valve stems be an option? Maybe longer stems, so you could bend them over easier?
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I'm not sure, I tried looking on amazon for angled valve stems, but only saw cheap options. I'd like to see a more quality option.
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:32 AM
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I ordered these wheels yesterday and a set of aluminum hub centric rings. Which black lug nuts are you guys running with these rims? Gorilla offers a set of black acorn style with 5 security spline nuts. Teraflex offers a set of 23 that are all splined for tighter spaces. Which one should I go with?

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Think about it. It's tougher to get to, it's also tougher for sticks and stones, and anything else to get to. As far as keeping air on the inside, the valve stems are the weakest link. Tread is tough, sidewalls less so but still have resistance. Thin little rubber tubes that stick out should be protected.
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I have the Fuel Coupler, which mounts the valve stem in the middle, between the spokes. It's a pain, but I got around that by buying 90* valve stem extensions that I use to air up/down. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B072WMZD...538971234&sr=1

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