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Old 06-18-2018, 07:28 AM   #1
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Was told to change rubber tire air valve for the metal one like truck have and that should help a lot and should not have tire blown out what is your opinion on metal air valve ?
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Old 06-18-2018, 07:35 AM   #2
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Here's some reading material on the pros and cons of various types of valve stems:

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I'm not sure how a valve stem could contribute to a blowout (unless it was leaking causing the tire to lose pressure).
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Most blowouts are caused by overloading or under inflation and then tire age. Metal valve stems are good but I don't believe they reduce the number of blowouts. Good info rjshiflet
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:23 AM   #4
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Old rubber stems and attaching TPMS sensors to rubber stems can be a problem.
Have your tires balanced.
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Old 06-18-2018, 11:02 AM   #5
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The place where I buy tires at does not install metal valve stems. They make a valve stems now that are not true rubber stems. I donít think Walmart will install the metal stems
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I donít think Walmart will install the metal stems
And Walmart would never be a place I would have my tires installed.
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Your tire store may not have had the correct metal stems in stock. I have not heard of a shop that did not install metal stems.
If your rubber stems are fairly new then they should be ok unless you install pressure sensors on them.
Proper inflation, not overloading and keeping your speed down are your best bets against a blow out.
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And Walmart would never be a place I would have my tires installed.


Oh yes Walmart has very good prices on tires plus I have purchased road hazard insurance on LT tires, no one else will sell that. They donít sell my size all the time. Walmart has very good prices on tires plus they are about everywhere if you need to get one fixed
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Your tire store may not have had the correct metal stems in stock. I have not heard of a shop that did not install metal stems.
If your rubber stems are fairly new then they should be ok unless you install pressure sensors on them.
Proper inflation, not overloading and keeping your speed down are your best bets against a blow out.
I have been running TPMS senders on my rubber stems for about 9K miles with no signs of stem problems. I do run chrome covers on the stems.
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My Silverado 3500 has 136,000 miles and have rubber stems with TST 507 sensors on the stems and no problems.
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