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Mike3393 02-28-2018 08:19 PM

Valve stem extensions
 
Where can I get metal valve stems extensions for my outside duals?

Mike3393 02-28-2018 08:20 PM

Should add the two tire places in my town do not have them.

Jane1550 02-28-2018 09:01 PM

Amazon

F.R.O.G. 02-28-2018 09:22 PM

If there's a truck stop in your area, they're likely to carry them.

Gumpster808 02-28-2018 09:24 PM

Valve stem extensions
 
Found them at NAPA store. Even braided for the inner dual to come out thru the outer so I could hookup the tpms.

I think the outer are 130 deg metal extensions.

The new inner braided came with heavy clamps but I took those off and used the rest with the spring steel to hold in the wheel simulator.

Local CW had some also.

Sagecoachdriver 02-28-2018 09:49 PM

This company has a lot of tire supplies. BORG Equipment & Supply Corp. Inc. - Automotive Equipment & Supplies
I have gotten a few extensions from them.

Nancyc7 03-01-2018 01:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sagecoachdriver (Post 1743610)
This company has a lot of tire supplies. BORG Equipment & Supply Corp. Inc. - Automotive Equipment & Supplies
I have gotten a few extensions from them.

We bought ours from Borg. Very helpful. We took it all to Les Schwab and they said they wouldn't install equipment they didn't sell. Then they decided they were out of what we needed and what we brought in was all correct. So they installed them after all.

amullis 03-01-2018 04:40 AM

Best mod I ever made was to get tire valve extensions installed. I got mine at the RV dealer. Makes the inner rear tires accessible to check tire pressure, and then use the TPMS sensors. Makes life so much easier!

lcv800 03-01-2018 06:46 AM

Just my opinion, but I would recommend you look at the solid valve extenders as opposed to the braided lines. They come in various lengths and shapes. Much less prone to leaking. Ask me, as I had one fail on my rear outside tire on the dually on the way down to Florida this year. Replaced both sides with solid extenders purchased at a local tire shop.
Rusty

Sagecoachdriver 03-01-2018 09:42 AM

For solid metal valve stems, Borg has them
Duallyvalve Kits for Ford, GM, Dodge - Class C
Also, Tireman in Ridgecrest CA. check for website.

EdFla 03-03-2018 04:37 PM

Found mine on Amazon good quality no leaks on one year.

kenandterry 03-03-2018 05:00 PM

Solid over braided........every time. :thumbsup:

Mike3393 03-03-2018 10:09 PM

Thanks for the response, got some solid metal ones. Why do I need multiple valve cores in line. One in tire and 2 in extension. Plus I have gator caps which is another one. It took me forever to air up my tire. I remove the extensions and applied air through the extension and had little air flow coming out, is this normal?

geeman53 03-05-2018 12:06 PM

Our's are solid core,all metal and the inner valve ext. is bolted from the inside. NO LEAKS !

moxnix92 03-06-2018 12:33 PM

Ditto for solid valves. Mine are Duallyvalves and they will literally maintain the psi for almost a year.

Butch & Lena 03-06-2018 04:01 PM

Braided caused me nothing but leaks. So I converted to solid.

Garrette 03-09-2018 09:33 PM

Valve stem extensions
 
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What ever you decide, go by the parts house and purchase an inexpensive valve stem replacement kit. Take the little tool and snug up all valve stem cores. Handy tool to keep around. If you decide to use braided extensions, check the core as well. If you are not using a TPMS system, make sure to get quality valve stem caps, metal with integral gasket.
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Nancyc7 03-10-2018 12:54 AM

What is a *solid core tire valve*? How would you get air in your tire? I think I am misunderstanding something.

Garrette 03-10-2018 11:04 PM

Valve stem extensions
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nancyc7 (Post 1750923)
What is a *solid core tire valve*? How would you get air in your tire? I think I am misunderstanding something.


I think that solid refers to the style of extender. Solid is referring to long hard pipes that are just long valve stems bent on such a way as to give the ability to add air to the tires easier. Some folks prefer these and some prefer the soft, flexible steel braided ones.
Does this help?

Nancyc7 03-11-2018 02:51 PM

Hard metal pipes are what we installed, to replace the rubbery valves. THANKS for explaining. I kept seeing “solid core” over and over and got nosy.


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