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Rim Screws

I have an old set of rims that are in real nice condition, Weld Prostars, but they have the holes drilled in them for rim screws. My question is if i can just not use the screws. I want to put the rims on my car for a daily driver. If i do put the screws in, will they leak any?

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They should not ... leak.

I have used rims with that same problem before but I ran the screws in ... without the tires installed and then ground the screws flush on the inside rims side ... It looked like the screws were holding the tire and keeping the tire from slipping but in reality ... they were for show only.

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Great idea Deuce ,I would add that polished stainless steel screws would look the best and would never rust. But leaving the screws out should not cause leaks but I think the screws would look better than empty holes.
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No....they wont leak. The tire seal is further down, actually more on the bottom edge of the bead.
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I have an old set of rims that are in real nice condition, Weld Prostars, but they have the holes drilled in them for rim screws. My question is if i can just not use the screws. I want to put the rims on my car for a daily driver. If i do put the screws in, will they leak any?

I've seen them in rims just like Deuce and poncho say. Actually they were done as Deuce says his were, and they didn't leak for the reason poncho posted. Out of the set, none leaked. Of course, if you get a screw into the tires' contact patch and not into the bead seat, I'd guess the odds of leaking are about 75 percent. The odds sail to 100 percent if you are more than an hour from home, and it is dark and raining....


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