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Old 11-07-2013, 08:49 PM   #11
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Thanks for the information. I ordered the same model you have. They only listed 1 year warranty but when I received it today in the mail, the warranty card shows two years. I will hook it up this weekend and see how it works.

Thanks again
Don't forget to set your max and minimums correctly or you will get false alarms when on the highways as pressure and temps increase.
Its all in the book that comes with it.
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:37 PM   #12
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Yes.

Deflate the tire and stand on the tire to push it low enough to work with.
You can use a sharp knife to cut the rubber one off, make sure you do not leave the cut off end in the tire.

Put in metal one and tighten it down, you may want to dip the rubber seal in soapy water.

Now spray soapy water on the tire bead and bounce the tire on the driveway or garage floor to get it back in place.

Air it up, you may need to work the tire in order to get it to reseal.
Unless you have a bead breaker, breaking a bead loose at home is extremely difficult. If it is a truck tire, it is just about impossible. Suggest you bite the bullet and take them to a tire shop. I have 2 bead breakers and still take the trailer & truck to the local GY dealer. Not worth the hassle, even tho' we did change tires at the race track but it was usually just one or maybe two tires.
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Old 11-08-2013, 10:49 AM   #13
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I would think another point to ponder is, if the kit does not come with valve extenders then one should check to see if the existing ones are of the plunger type ie; only engage the main valve when pressure is applied at the extender valve. Otherwise, I don't think the monitor would be of much use. Oh well.
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Unless you have a bead breaker, breaking a bead loose at home is extremely difficult. If it is a truck tire, it is just about impossible. Suggest you bite the bullet and take them to a tire shop. I have 2 bead breakers and still take the trailer & truck to the local GY dealer. Not worth the hassle, even tho' we did change tires at the race track but it was usually just one or maybe two tires.
Up to a 16.5 I have walked a tire off the bead by lubing it up with soapy water and hard rubber soled boots.
A tire hammer works great as does using a hydraulic jack and receiver hitch,
When I was younger we just drove dads truck over the tire to break them loose.
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Up to a 16.5 I have walked a tire off the bead by lubing it up with soapy water and hard rubber soled boots. A tire hammer works great as does using a hydraulic jack and receiver hitch, When I was younger we just drove dads truck over the tire to break them loose.
That's what we did when I was young also. It really worked great for a stubborn tire.
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Up to a 16.5 I have walked a tire off the bead by lubing it up with soapy water and hard rubber soled boots. A tire hammer works great as does using a hydraulic jack and receiver hitch, When I was younger we just drove dads truck over the tire to break them loose.
That's what we did when I was young also. It really worked great for a stubborn tire.
We did that also using a 2 x 4 as a ramp to drive the car/truck up on and the 2x would break the tire down , but for only one tire. Not practical when changing 4 or 8 at one time.
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We did that also using a 2 x 4 as a ramp to drive the car/truck up on and the 2x would break the tire down , but for only one tire. Not practical when changing 4 or 8 at one time.
Not today, back then it was a hour drive each way to the tire shop that is two hours of lost chore time. Tubes were pulled and patched on the spot.
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Thanks a lot for the info. I have ordered the TST monitor, it looks like what I need
You won't regret it. Great peace of mind. Awesome system.
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Thanks to everyone for the advice. I have 22.5 tires, there is no way I can break the beads. I ordered the unit Iggy suggested. It came in two days, I plan to install it soon. My 337 has stainless steel valve extenders, so it should work fine.
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Got the sensors installed today. One thing I noticed is that they are not accurate. I inflated all my tires to 82 psi with my digital gauge and the sensors were off by 2 to 4 psi. I'm assuming my digital gauge is accurate because I checked it with both of our cars. The reading in the car's console/computer matches the gauge.

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