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Old 09-18-2015, 05:27 PM   #1
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Wheel Balance with TPMS ?

When you install a TPMS system, such as the one with the flow-thru sensors and also if you install tire valve stem extenders, is it necessary to get the wheels re-balanced on a Motorhome?
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Old 09-21-2015, 11:57 PM   #2
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My sales man said that the weight of the tpms would compromise the valve stem causing a leak.
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Old 09-22-2015, 12:47 AM   #3
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My sales man said that the weight of the tpms would compromise the valve stem causing a leak.
A lot of people are using these systems....there must not be too many problems with them. I would think that with metal valve stems you wouldn't have a leaking problem. Anyone have an answer about the wheel balance question?
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We had the TST valve stem extensions installed at Les Schwab. They riveted a clamp to the wheel cover to keep them from flopping. Balancing is not an issue because we have the beads.
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I had the wheels balanced with the TST 507 flow-thrus on when I upgraded the tires. Rubber valve stems (same ones as my 80PSI LRE TV tires, same tire dealer). Have had no problems in about 6,000 miles of towing with interstate speeds up to 65mph.
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I had all metal stems installed and the wheels balanced with the non flow through sending units installed. It used to be recommended that the stems be changed to metal, I am not sure if TST still recommends this.
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I can't speak to the question of balancing when installed on a motorhome. However, on my 33' Wildcat MAXX 33' TT, I had metal stems installed and balanced per the owners manual when I installed the non-flow thru sensors.
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I had all metal stems installed and the wheels balanced with the non flow through sending units installed. It used to be recommended that the stems be changed to metal, I am not sure if TST still recommends this.
Had the high pressure rubber valve stems and 507 flow thru sensors that lasted a little over a year before a valve stem started leaking. Replaced with all metal, re-balanced with the sensors on. Found out it throws the balance off 0.5 oz. Did all 5 tires.
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We had the TST valve stem extensions installed at Les Schwab. They riveted a clamp to the wheel cover to keep them from flopping. Balancing is not an issue because we have the beads.
Tell me about the beads. Are they put into the tires or what? And how expensive are they?
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I had to get my rubber stems replaced because the depth of the threads wasn't enough to allow my TPMS sensors to work...but glad I did because I found the rubber things would leak air if just moved them a little bit...not good!
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