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Old 04-11-2016, 04:03 PM   #1
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Tst 507 tpms

I know some of you out there have experience with the TPMS. I purchased the TST 507 with monitoring for 4 tires on my rv. I haven't installed it yet but was reading some reviews after the fact and saw a couple where the user stated that they wouldn't work properly on his tires. He called the TST folks and he said that they told him that they work best on metal valve stems and aren't as reliable on rubber ones. Do any of you know of any problems on rubber valve stems? If they won't work then I'll return them to Amazon.
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I ran them on my last camper with rubber stems and never had a problem with them. I have them on my 3500 Silverado for four year now with rubber stems, I take the locks off mine, it's easier to put air in tires. TST 507 are great, one less worry.


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The force of them spinning will potentially break the stem or allow air to leak. I have tireminder and it is the same, strongly recommend that you not use rubber stems. Because I do jot have the tst system I cannot directly speak to their quality but I have never heard one bad thing and if someone had trouble they had excellent service.

As far as I've read, ALL tpms need / recommend the metal stems when they are the screw on type.

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The problem is after a certain speed the sensors would be against the rim with rubber stems. If you hit a bump just right it will move the sensor away and then slam back against the rim and possibly damage or crack it. A bumpy road would jar the sensor quite abit essentially shaking it to death.

I looked in my manual and cannot find the reference to metal stems but I know it's somewhere. If I find it I'll post it but until then consider metal stem recommendation as a must do when you replace tires. Won't cost much to install during new tire installation but pricey if you do it later.
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Installed on my trailer since 2011 and never had an issue......
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The force of them spinning will potentially break the stem or allow air to leak. I have tireminder and it is the same, strongly recommend that you not use rubber stems. Because I do jot have the tst system I cannot directly speak to their quality but I have never heard one bad thing and if someone had trouble they had excellent service.

As far as I've read, ALL tpms need / recommend the metal stems when they are the screw on type.

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I guess my rubber stems don't count, my last Cedar Creek went from NC to Yellowstone and back and never had a problem, the Creek never lost any air, round trip. Same way with my 2012 Silverado, it's always had rubber stems with two sets of different tires and I have never had a problem and it's always had rubber stems. I guess that don't count


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The problem is after a certain speed the sensors would be against the rim with rubber stems. If you hit a bump just right it will move the sensor away and then slam back against the rim and possibly damage or crack it. A bumpy road would jar the sensor quite abit essentially shaking it to death.

I looked in my manual and cannot find the reference to metal stems but I know it's somewhere. If I find it I'll post it but until then consider metal stem recommendation as a must do when you replace tires. Won't cost much to install during new tire installation but pricey if you do it later.
I can attest to the above (have pics if not believed..).. Painted my rims black. One trip South to VA and I can see where the paint was chipped off from them bouncing.. Two dead sensors later after the Florida trip.. no more rubber stems..

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I used them on rubber stems for a year and on metal for a year. Never had an issue either but there was a reason I changed to metal stems. Really doesn't matter what the OP decides to do however I like the metal stems better and personally consider them an upgrade.
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I could be wrong but these sensors also measure temperature and the temp reading would be much more accurate with metal stems transferring the heat from the wheel to the sensor.
Otherwise the temperature reading is just whatever temp the ambient air is rushing past the sensor.


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Now in my 2nd year with a flow-thru set of TST 507 mounted on rubber stems on our 2014 Cedar Creek Silverback 33RL.....I did put a set of chrome stem covers over the rubber stems....think that might make them more rigid....did 6250 miles up and down those RV highways last year....have never had any issues with them...and, most will say the company's customer service can't be beat.
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