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Old 06-27-2014, 12:07 AM   #11
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Several threads on this subject. One recent one: can't add air to inner rear tires
As stated in that thread, I cut down the threaded part of the Airflex extensions so they work (as noted above), then used wire ties to tie the wheel covers to the wheels and the Airflex extensions to the wheel covers (so the extensions don't whip around). Since then 35K miles with no problems.
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Old 06-27-2014, 06:18 AM   #12
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Can someone simply post a direct link to any Sprinter metal valve stems that they know of or have installed? I'd like to order a set. Thanks!
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Old 06-27-2014, 06:44 AM   #13
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The extenders are not reallly the problem. IThe problem is the rubber valve stems. The tapper of the stems prevents the extenders from seating fully.
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:17 AM   #14
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Which end did you cut off? End that screws to the valve Stem, worry I may damage the threads.
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:47 AM   #15
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Valve Stern end. The sqirt part does not have threads. Yes you must be carefull. I cut mine on a band saw.
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:49 AM   #16
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I cut off the valve cap end, believe Mikegjax cut off the end that screws onto the tire valve. Apparently either will work.
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:03 AM   #17
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x2 and used cable tie to hold extender in place...and do not forget the valve caps, otherwise you lose the inner rod!
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:34 AM   #18
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I got a set of new valve stems from the Tireman. Not cheap by the time you add mounting and balancing all 6 wheels. Put my TST pressure sensors on and they are solid.

I was able to get my extensions working by using a razor knife to cut off 3 threads.

Now I am looking for some cable ties to make sure my wheel covers stay on.
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:50 AM   #19
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Which end did you cut off? End that screws to the valve Stem, worry I may damage the threads.
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Make it easier on yourself. Read other posts like mentioned in # 11 that Jleising mentioned. This has been discussed extensively in here before.
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:53 AM   #20
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With every thing I have read about those flexible valve stem extensions I bought metal valve stems to eliminate a potential problem on the road (being able to add TPMS is an added benefit). Additionally I removed the chrome hubcaps due to the ubiquitous right rear fly away issue. Other than wheel bling they don't seem to have any other function. We are leaving for a short trip to test out everything, including the new Hellwig swaybar before we head across to the east coast.
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