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Old 06-04-2016, 12:13 PM   #11
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I didn't realize that this was even a problem. When I changed out tires a couple of years ago I asked them to install steel valve stems. I have aluminum rims and they installed steel valve stems. Roberts Tire in Mesa, AZ.


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Old 06-04-2016, 03:45 PM   #12
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I used Haltec TV-575-HP stems which are 3/4" tall and use a top mounted nut. Purchased them from Grainger. I did have to grind the washers down to a slightly smaller diameter to fit in the recessed hole of my Rockwood's wheels. Very pleased that the TST 507 sensors are tucked inside of the wheels due to the very short 3/4" stems.

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Old 06-06-2016, 01:28 AM   #13
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Just ask around for Enkei style metal valve stems for a .453" rim hole. Remove the two nuts from the stem as well as the first half of the rubber grommet. Install the valve stem with the other half of the grommet down in the stem hole. Install the previous half of the grommet, washer, and two lock nuts inside the rim. The hole is too small for the other type of metal valve stem that has an exterior lock nut.
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Why worry bout metal stems.....unless you have the 110 lb wheels and tires then you don't really need them. Hopefully you didn't buy Goodyear Marathons as your new tires cause when you have a blow out you may lose those metal stems.... If you bought Marathons take them back and get reimbursed. Buy a set of LT E rated truck tires or if you buy Goodyear G614's then you can use those metal stems...
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Why worry bout metal stems.....unless you have the 110 lb wheels and tires then you don't really need them. Hopefully you didn't buy Goodyear Marathons as your new tires cause when you have a blow out you may lose those metal stems.... If you bought Marathons take them back and get reimbursed. Buy a set of LT E rated truck tires or if you buy Goodyear G614's then you can use those metal stems...
The OP stated in his first post that he is installing metal clamp-in stems because he is attaching TPMS sensors to them.
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I had the same experience. The aluminum rim would not allow the metal stem to fit.
I also had the same problem, the tire dealer ordered the wrong stems, the nuts where to big, he then reorder another set that the nut did fit through the rim from Napa. I think it was a 3/8" nut don't remember for sure. But the size of the nut was the problem I have the "S" series rims....They make all different sizes and Napa can get them... If you have a TST system you do need that metal solid bolt in stem, I do not really know what a metal clamp on stem is to be honest...Maybe the same thing but different terminology.
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I have decided to buy:
4 of Xtra Seal 17-416 - Bolt-In Valve | O'Reilly Auto Parts
and 4 of Xtra Seal 17-428 - Bolt-In Valve | O'Reilly Auto Parts

Hopefully, one of these sets will do the trick.
Update on the thread. I bought the sets above. I called a chain tire store, and they did not seem to have any idea whether they could install a bolt on metal valve stems. He told me all the valve stems had metal in them, so I decided to call another store. With a suggestion from a fried, I located a tire store 30 miles up the road from me that works on RVs. I took the 4 wheels and the stems to them. They mentioned that if I did not mind they would use their own stems that they are familiar with. They installed the stems with the TPS sensors and balanced the wheels. All seems to work. I have the display sitting on the dining room table with the rig in front of the house. The transmitter and receiver work fine from that distance; about 20 yards.There is about a 5 psi difference from morning to late afternoon with the help of the Texas sun.

When I installed the wheels, I torqued the lugs to 110 ft-lbs. I had read somewhere that Aluminum wheels should be torqued to 90 ft-lbs.
Would the additional torque cause any damage?
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Update on the thread. I bought the sets above. I called a chain tire store, and they did not seem to have any idea whether they could install a bolt on metal valve stems. He told me all the valve stems had metal in them, so I decided to call another store. With a suggestion from a fried, I located a tire store 30 miles up the road from me that works on RVs. I took the 4 wheels and the stems to them. They mentioned that if I did not mind they would use their own stems that they are familiar with. They installed the stems with the TPS sensors and balanced the wheels. All seems to work. I have the display sitting on the dining room table with the rig in front of the house. The transmitter and receiver work fine from that distance; about 20 yards.There is about a 5 psi difference from morning to late afternoon with the help of the Texas sun.

When I installed the wheels, I torqued the lugs to 110 ft-lbs. I had read somewhere that Aluminum wheels should be torqued to 90 ft-lbs.
Would the additional torque cause any damage?
Not that I know of, you should be fine....
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I had the same experience. The aluminum rim would not allow the metal stem to fit.
I bough mine on eBay for the small hole size.
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