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GetsThruBuckner
06-28-2013, 09:43 PM
I'm a believer that small things add up to make a car beautiful. Not like those guys who feel they need to buy every chrome item they sell at the auto parts store and stick it on every available piece of paint on their car. Got these Scorpion valve stem caps from 500 Madness for 13 bucks with free shipping. I think it's a nice touch that hardly anyone will notice unless they look very close, similar to my stubby antenna.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-cUoH0jp2Rcc/Uc46aAkMxlI/AAAAAAAABcc/mAbOfclEsw0/w913-h685-no/Valve+Stem+Caps+%25281%2529.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-UsmFxidpDS4/Uc46aAXZN5I/AAAAAAAABcY/hry3XyFr4nA/w913-h685-no/Valve+Stem+Caps+%25282%2529.jpg
What do you guys/gals think?

mr_robs
06-28-2013, 11:05 PM
Those are awesome!

Dwaynek
06-29-2013, 08:50 AM
you got to look after the details! Nice!

lammie200
06-29-2013, 11:20 AM
What do you guys/gals think?

Uggg! Ruins the look of the whole car.

Just kidding - nice touch for sure!

500MADNESS.com
06-29-2013, 11:24 AM
....and it is good for at least another 10-15 hp! ;-)

Enjoy! Those are my favorite caps out of all the ones we offer. Nice choice.

GetsThruBuckner
06-29-2013, 03:38 PM
....and it is good for at least another 10-15 hp! ;-)

Enjoy! Those are my favorite caps out of all the ones we offer. Nice choice.
Thanks! And yes, the car is pulling way harder after I installed them :burnout: lol

Tweak
06-29-2013, 11:47 PM
I have a set of valve stems currently but these are the ones I have seen and have for awhile sitting on my list of mods to do...going with suspension mods and power mods and eventually moving to more cosmetic items, looks great!

FootScoot
06-30-2013, 08:40 AM
Those are nice. But I'm cheap. I went to Harbor Freight and bought some clear anodized caps for $1.49, and sprayed them with some Tamiya clear red hobby paint. Looks way better than the stock ones.:greedy_dollars:

Mac_paint
06-30-2013, 08:48 AM
Got the same caps for my Abarths. Something just didn't look right once I had them on. Then it struck me. It's the brass threads that show below the caps. These are shorter than the the stock caps. I thought of various remedies but my final solution was to use sections of heat shrink tubing cut to the proper length to cover the exposed threads below the new caps.

http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj630/mac_paint/Rossolini/null.jpg
Don't have a closer view of the stem but you can zoom in and see there are no threads showing.

Mac_paint
06-30-2013, 08:58 AM
Got the same caps for my Abarths. Something just didn't look right once I had them on. Then it struck me. It's the brass threads that show below the caps. These are shorter than the the stock caps. I thought of various remedies but my final solution was to use sections of heat shrink tubing cut to the proper length to cover the exposed threads below the new caps.

6869

Don't have a closer view of the stem but you can zoom in and see there are no threads showing.

GetsThruBuckner
06-30-2013, 12:36 PM
Got the same caps for my Abarths. Something just didn't look right once I had them on. Then it struck me. It's the brass threads that show below the caps. These are shorter than the the stock caps. I thought of various remedies but my final solution was to use sections of heat shrink tubing cut to the proper length to cover the exposed threads below the new caps.

6869

Don't have a closer view of the stem but you can zoom in and see there are no threads showing.

The link you posted is broken. But I did notice the brass is not fully covered by the caps. Doesn't bother me all that much, but I would consider doing something to cover it. Maybe you can post a pic of what you did. I would like to see it.

Mac_paint
06-30-2013, 01:38 PM
6870
Hope this one works.

Mr. Man
07-01-2013, 05:39 PM
I have the chrome with abarth logo caps on mine. The hyper black color from the rims reflects off the chrome so they look black most of the time lol.

Exoticar
08-19-2014, 01:44 AM
Nice! I had considered those too, but I'm keeping my green caps because of my nitrogen filled tires.

MarkG
08-19-2014, 09:21 AM
I'm a believer that small things add up to make a car beautiful. Not like those guys who feel they need to buy every chrome item they sell at the auto parts store and stick it on every available piece of paint on their car. Got these Scorpion valve stem caps from 500 Madness for 13 bucks with free shipping. I think it's a nice touch that hardly anyone will notice unless they look very close, similar to my stubby antenna.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-cUoH0jp2Rcc/Uc46aAkMxlI/AAAAAAAABcc/mAbOfclEsw0/w913-h685-no/Valve+Stem+Caps+%25281%2529.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-UsmFxidpDS4/Uc46aAXZN5I/AAAAAAAABcY/hry3XyFr4nA/w913-h685-no/Valve+Stem+Caps+%25282%2529.jpg
What do you guys/gals think?
I guess you can never have too many scorpions

Klasse Act
09-04-2014, 10:55 AM
I like the fact that the cap itself is black, blends in nicely!

rnddude
09-04-2014, 11:01 AM
I'm waiting for the carbon fibre ones. Every gram counts, don'tya know....

Purgatory
09-04-2014, 11:35 PM
I guess you can never have too many scorpions

I put those very same valve stem caps on my Abarth at the Studio the day I picked it up. I noticed them, so that's good enough for me.