Originally Posted by muddyrode
So is anybody using a Dual Tire Pressure Equalization System?
and if so what brand are you using?
looking for a better way for my dually, as trying to check the pressure on the rear tires is a pain
As a tire engineer I see little to no advantage and some definite downside with the tire equalization gizmos.
If/when you get a puncture or leak in one tire BOTH tires will have the air pressure reduced till the limit is reached then one tire will continue to leak. Now you have an underinflated tire being 100% overloaded. This can lead to damage that may result on both tires ultimately failing.
The gizmos do not provide timely warning. You can still drive hundreds of miles before you stop and check tire inflation. At that point it is too late. BOTH tires will be scrap.
TPMS will provide timely warning to the driver on low air pressure.
If you are having problems getting to your valves to inflate or install TPMS simply use the appropriate hose extenders with the outer end firmly attached (pop rivet) as seen below.
When inflating tires be sure to support the hose when pressing the air chuck to end of hose so not to over stress the rivets or hose mount.
I have over 30k miles on above and similar with no problems.
I got my hoses on Amazon