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Old 04-06-2019, 05:57 PM   #1
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Lions Head Aluminum Wheel Valve Stem Size

We just purchased a 2019 R-Pod RP-180 with the Lions Head "Cheetah" style aluminum wheels. See Here

I plan on using a TST 507 TPMS on the R-Pod wheels and need to change the stock rubber valve stems to metal valve stems. The one thing I can't find anywhere on line is what size valve stem does Lions Head use in their aluminum wheels. Is it the standard .453 inch valve stem?

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Old 04-06-2019, 08:15 PM   #2
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Yes, it's the 0.453.However when using a clamp in valve stem, on some of those aluminum wheels you made need a more specialized stem because of the way the lip is made. I have several threads on this. Let me find one when I get home.
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Old 04-06-2019, 08:24 PM   #3
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Get stems that bolt from the inside of the rim.. outside ones may not fit properly due to the way the wheel is shaped around the valve stem opening..I ran into this issue.. luckily the tire shop I was at had the ones that bolt from the inside..
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Get stems that bolt from the inside of the rim.. outside ones may not fit properly due to the way the wheel is shaped around the valve stem opening..I ran into this issue.. luckily the tire shop I was at had the ones that bolt from the inside..

Here is one thread that explains the TR-428, which would also solve the problem REL ran into without using the Enkei type valve stems he is describing.


http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...tml#post535157


http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ml#post1456764

My problem with Enkei types is they sometimes loosen/leak and you have to dismount the tire to just tighten the nut. I run into this in the course of my business. The TR-428, allows you to tighten from the outside, and thus no need to dismount the tire again.

Either one will work.
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Thanks for the responses! Previously I've always ordered metal valve stem kits from DuallyValves (Borg) for our motor homes. This one was a bit more tricky since Lions Head doesn't publish the specifications on their website...
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I have Lionshead Aluminum rims I installed these stems, work great.

Haltec N-1600 Valve Stems

https://www.grainger.com/category/ti...ems&sst=subset
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Old 04-07-2019, 02:20 PM   #7
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Sorry, My previous link doesn’t seem to work. Please try this link.

https://www.grainger.com/search?sear...00+Valve+Stems
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Thank you...
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I also used the 17-428 and they have worked fine - see link:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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I also used the 17-428 and they have worked fine

Thanks... They certainly filled in the valve stem pocket!
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Ok, I will all the dumb question. Why change valve stems? I just ordered the TST Tpms. Does it require metal valve stems?
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Ok, I will all the dumb question. Why change valve stems? I just ordered the TST Tpms. Does it require metal valve stems?
I ran my flow thru sensors on our camper with the stock rubber stems last summer and noticed the stems would allow the sensors to lay over against the rim and caused rubbed spots. Changing out tires this year to get rid of the Castle Rocks and will be changing to metal stems.
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Thanks, Tonyz1. We already upgraded our tires so I will watch the stems and see how they do.
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Ok, I will all the dumb question. Why change valve stems? I just ordered the TST Tpms. Does it require metal valve stems?

TST does not require metal valve stems but their support recommends that you use them. Even though the sensor only weighs an ounce or so the centrifugal force of the wheel spinning could potentially cause it to rub, create an air leak, or even pull the valve stem out...
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