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SHRED

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Posted: 07/15/21 10:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'd have solid valve extensions installed but I've read they are incompatible with the built in TPMS system on our 2021 E-450 class c.

I'm looking for a way to add air without needing to remove the wheel covers.
I bought an extension chuck but it still interferes with the cover.

Are there any that are angled better that would work without having to remove the covers?


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Posted: 07/15/21 10:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bought a long chuck from amazon and a tire guage to match, they work fine. I don't have extensions on my duals

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They were both angled, takes a little practice

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madjack60 wrote:

They were both angled, takes a little practice


I have tried and tried.
This angle does not work.

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I find the chucks with the inner wheel end straight on rather than angled are more convenient than those with both angled. I suppose that may well vary with the specific wheel design you have. Either one can work, but might require more or less fiddling around to get a good seal, possibly including reaching around between the tires with the other hand to guide the chuck and valve stem into alignment.

Air-through valve covers are a big help; besides not having to unscrew the valve cover (and you really ought to use some sort of a valve cover), they effectively extend the stem a little bit and that little bit helps. I have Alligator brand ones and they seem very well made.





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DrewE wrote:

I find the chucks with the inner wheel end straight on rather than angled are more convenient than those with both angled. I suppose that may well vary with the specific wheel design you have. Either one can work, but might require more or less fiddling around to get a good seal, possibly including reaching around between the tires with the other hand to guide the chuck and valve stem into alignment.

Air-through valve covers are a big help; besides not having to unscrew the valve cover (and you really ought to use some sort of a valve cover), they effectively extend the stem a little bit and that little bit helps. I have Alligator brand ones and they seem very well made.


Thanks.
They do have air thru valve cover/caps.

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Posted: 07/15/21 11:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

According to the Spec sheet
it says this "(TPMS; excludes spare; DRW)"


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I used to use a dual angled chuck like pictured above and the pipe extension for the lug nut cover wrench.. Till I got Dually valves put in.

I know of NOT TPMS system that the Dually valves would be incompatable with

There are basically 3 types of TPMS systems
One is a sensor inside the rim, mounted in a different hole than the Valve stem
one screws on the end of the stem
And one uses the ABS sensors to sense a wheel turning faster than it should.

Dually Valves should not have a problem with any of these.


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Posted: 07/16/21 06:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dually valve stem kits

Get dually one piece valve stems and you will solve your problem. I was having several problems with the rear axle tire stems on my Bay Star, so I broke down and bought the dually kit and had one piece valve stems installed on both inner and outer rear axle tires. Now, maintaining air pressure and using TPMS sensors is easy. The dually stems are a bit pricey, but well worth it!!


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I have never seen the above kits before. Interesting solution to an age old problem. I'm getting too old to be humping heavy wheel and tire combos around. Thanks for the link. Certain tire machines may have issues with these, you may have to install them after the tire is on the rim to avoid shooting them into the wall or the installer.


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