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Old 08-04-2016, 11:14 AM   #31
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Brian, maybe you can answer the question I had before regarding brand new valve extender on a Forester: (post18)
what is beneath that shiny valve extender? still a rubber valve standard from Mercedes? And the main question is can those extenders take the weight / load of TPMS sensors?
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beneath is just stock Mercedes. So unless that changed that, its still rubber.
I doubt you would want the centrifugal force of TPMS on those.
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Old 08-04-2016, 06:10 PM   #33
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At the risk of being pillaried here, I like the Airflexx extensions.
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Old 08-05-2016, 12:09 AM   #34
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PDI done all systems work, no scratches and or damage.
Started to drive home but from the initial move squeaking noises - horrible -from the cab over. Did not even leave the dealers lot, just a couple of circles in his lot and left it for them to work on...Very disappointing but not acceptable. Will be interesting how they fix that!
Anybody knows what causes those annoying squeaks and has it experienced? Its my 3rd motor home, had never any issues.
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Old 08-05-2016, 07:19 AM   #35
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At the risk of being pillaried here, I like the Airflexx extensions.
I would like the Airflexx if they were mounted to metal stems and I did not have an external TPMS.
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Cudos to my dealership - they worked hard and solved the squeaks - to my understanding a metal brace underneath the cab should have been rounded off; it was metal on metal causing the noise.

Finally brought her home!
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Brian: Agree that it was QC on the Airflex side, not a poor solution on FR side. Dealer I was stopping at offered this solution and thought I'd give thread readers idea on cost. You just remove cap and one small nut and they come off the bracket so the wheel cover can be removed.
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Mikegjax:

Thanks, I'll keep an eye on the wheel covers.
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Wire tying the wheel covers to the wheels (UV resistant wire ties) is cheap, easy insurance.
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Old 08-07-2016, 03:57 PM   #40
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Brian: Agree that it was QC on the Airflex side, not a poor solution on FR side. Dealer I was stopping at offered this solution and thought I'd give thread readers idea on cost. You just remove cap and one small nut and they come off the bracket so the wheel cover can be removed.
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wheel covers that work loose and fly off the wheel, ripping away any extensions and sensors attached to it.
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