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Old 07-13-2011, 11:50 PM   #11
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Petey, Take a look at your wheels. On my 2007 the inside dual is on a steel rim with the Alcoa on the outside. The problem with the kit is it comes with a straight extension as the Alcoa wheels normal have a 90 degree stem. The steel wheel has a stem at about a 24 degee angle. An entention with a bend close to the attachment point may work but the one I got was bent in the middle and you can not get it to line up correctly. I have tried to bend a 24 degree extention to fit however the centers between the bends was a little too short but it is the right form for refrence. Let me know how you make out as I maybe missing something. Will work on posting a pic
thanks for the pictures this will help.iam still workink with alcoa on this problem.the question i have is the extender needs to come through the hole far enough so i can install a tpms i bought yesterday.and rubber boot? lots of good info here on this sight.
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:03 AM   #12
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The rubber stabilizers fit well the problem is getting the geometry right. Be good if Ford or Alcoa would make a ridgid extention to fit. Or step up and put the Alcoa's on the inside so the standard stuff would work. For now I am using a double seal cap and having to reach in to check with a standard double foot. For the Alcoa wheels, the straight double foot is needed. Pic shows the standard angle and the straight. The straight air chuck is a 370-lo for lock-on. Seems 370 is an industry number, the lock-on feature is more of a pain then advantage with the size of the holes in the rims. Good Luck
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:26 PM   #13
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Go to Alcoa.com You need to buy a valve stem extender stabilizer. It fits in the
wheel hole and the extender goes thru it.
End of problem.
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:14 AM   #14
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Go to Alcoa.com You need to buy a valve stem extender stabilizer. It fits in the
wheel hole and the extender goes thru it.
End of problem.
They also sell solid metal valve stem extenders there.

Alcoa Wheels North America: Products: Accessories: Heavy Duty Trucks - Valve Stem Extension Stabilizers

Good info tomandles, thanks!
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:33 PM   #15
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Air-Flexx valve extenders

I researched this and find that IMI is the "master distributor" in the USA for the Air-Flexx valve extender products. They apparently just sell to trucking & tire companies around the country. One of the their Air-Flexx distributors is Mohawk Rubber Sales at 800-242-1446.

Also, IMI sent me a PDF Brochure on on the valve extenders.
Very interesting! Ill try to attach it here.
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:27 AM   #16
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Go to Alcoa.com You need to buy a valve stem extender stabilizer. It fits in the
wheel hole and the extender goes thru it.
End of problem.
I went to the site and they don't have a stabilizer to fit my wheels. I have a 22.5 wheels but the hole size is 1.75". There is no stabilizer there to fit that size hole.
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:09 AM   #17
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I can't really say weather it's alcoa or ford but I no it's not forest river this is how it comes to us from ford.
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:46 AM   #18
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I can't really say weather it's alcoa or ford but I no it's not forest river this is how it comes to us from ford.
No its Ford that puts the steel / alum combo on probally to save $$$. And I can understand that they use the standard steel wheel valve stem for inventory simplification. The problem when they do that is of course your mixing two diffrent wheel systems so the stabilizers and straight extentions that Alcoa makes will not work in the application.
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:32 PM   #19
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I am looking at putting some valve stem extensions on due the fact i have the hard metal stems that are practically not reachable!! I do not like traveling far without knowing the true conditions of my tires even though i hiked it a 1000 miles home without knowing previously.

I was thinking of ordering these... Phoenix Valve Extender Hose Kits for dual wheels, Easy access inflation, AutoAmenity.com



I think these would be a godsend and make it a heck of allot easier to check!

What is the opinion of the forum? its not an equalizer system like i was first thinking so if one goes flat the other wont.
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Old 10-09-2011, 04:00 PM   #20
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Camping world will set you up with this last post. I had this setup on my last 3 coaches. Get yourself a AC powered tire inflator and keep those dualies within 2psi of each other.
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