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Old 12-04-2010, 01:42 AM   #1
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Putting air in the outside rear dual of 2010 350 ts

I have a 2010 350 ts with aluminum rims. The inside tires on the rear duals have a valve extender that makes filling them a snap. On the otherhand, the valve stem for the outside tires on the rear duals terminates inside one of the circular openings in the rim and I cannot fit my tester or the air chuck over the valve stem. There is not enough room in the circular opening in the rim to enable to get a reading with my pressure guage nor to add air as needed. What have you others done to overcome this irrational little problem?
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Old 12-04-2010, 07:03 AM   #2
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There are tire pressure testers with a head made for those stems. Check at a semi-truck centre, they should have them. And they are much better quality than the cheap ones most people have.
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Old 12-04-2010, 03:41 PM   #3
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I have a 2010 350 ts with aluminum rims. The inside tires on the rear duals have a valve extender that makes filling them a snap. On the otherhand, the valve stem for the outside tires on the rear duals terminates inside one of the circular openings in the rim and I cannot fit my tester or the air chuck over the valve stem. There is not enough room in the circular opening in the rim to enable to get a reading with my pressure guage nor to add air as needed. What have you others done to overcome this irrational little problem?
Lloyd.
We have the same problem. I purchased a tester with a two way head that goes into the hole so I can test the tire. We also have a two way valve head for our compressor that we carry to fill up the tires. You can get both at truck stops and auto parts stores. Some people add the second extension so they can check both tires from the front. They are mounted opposite of each other.
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:08 PM   #4
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I would pick up a good set of valve extenders
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Old 12-05-2010, 12:39 PM   #5
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Had the same problem, found a truck parts and service center
that installed a set of extentions for about $10, and that was in
Canada.
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:09 PM   #6
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I had valve extenders put on all four of my rear wheels and had them riveted to the center hub cover - makes it so much easier to access.
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Old 12-09-2010, 02:46 PM   #7
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I had my outside tire valve turned around and added an extender and grommet to the inside wheel. This came out a lot cheaper and better than the extender kit.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:31 PM   #8
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Thanks all for the feedback. I will stop in at Flying J or the Autozone to see if they have the tester you refer to.
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:04 AM   #9
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For my outside rear tires, I just take the covers off. Takes about 30 seconds each, and then there's plenty of room for my 2-way nozzle to fit.
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:37 PM   #10
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dlitten, thdere are no covers to take off. These rims are aluminumn but not Alco which have much larger holes. I don't recall who makes them but they are not Alcoa aluminum alloy rims. the holes are only about 1 1/2 inches in diameter which dont accomodate the typical air chuck or pressure tester. However, thank you for the feedback anyway.
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