Do you also sweat those cool little details?

David S.
Update by David S. Wallens to the Mazda Miata project car
Feb 27, 2023 | Mazda, Miata, wheels, Mazda Miata, TE37, volk, Garage Rescue Miata, Volk TE37, Valve Caps

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Why did we spend nearly $15 on set of valve caps? So our OG Volk TE37 wheels could wear some Rays valve caps?

Will anyone notice or care?

We’ll see at tonight’s Orlando Roadsters meetup in downtown Orlando. See you there?

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Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
2/27/23 12:24 p.m.

I think it's worth the $15.

If I had a set of TE37s, I'd spring for the valve caps, too–and probably a couple of bags of replacements as well.

Slippery
Slippery GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
2/27/23 12:30 p.m.

Now you need centercaps :)

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
2/27/23 12:45 p.m.

In 1985 I bought little steel caps for my 1985 Nissan 200SX.  A coworker stole them from one side planning on the other side in the future.  Another coworker saw a guy bend down by my car and told me but wasn't interested in getting involved.  

I asked the guy and he started yelling at me so I've learned not to care about those caps.  The black plastic ones work fine.  

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/27/23 12:49 p.m.
Slippery said:

Now you need centercaps :)

Would you believe that I have them–but am too afraid of losing one on the road. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/27/23 12:52 p.m.

OG Volk TE37 center caps:

Toyman!
Toyman! GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/27/23 1:06 p.m.

Never...

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I would certainly never order a set of green Bentley valve stem caps to go on my green Bentley. 

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Or a Bentley tool bag to go in the trunk. (I couldn't find a green one. Trust me, I looked.)

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/27/23 1:12 p.m.

Never. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/27/23 1:34 p.m.

Small update: I now see those Rays valve caps on sale for $12.76.

Tom1200
Tom1200 UberDork
2/27/23 2:13 p.m.

I've tried to but it seems to go down the dreaded OCD loop: You get all those little details just so and then see one more detail that would be that little bit better with one minor tweak, and that tweak begets another and another.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/27/23 2:42 p.m.

In reply to Tom1200 :

I hear ya. Somewhere there has to be a hard stop.

Rays valve caps? Yes.

Refinishing the wheels to like-new? No. 

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