Originally Posted by Boxster1971
Here is photo of the rubber stabilizer installed on my rear wheels. Attachment 265579
- - Mike
2013 Interstate Lounge EXT on 2012 Sprinter
Outer wheels is correct for the stabilizer of the inner wheel valve stem or valve extensions.
We've been thru quite a lot with valve and valve extenders over the past month. Sprinter recommends rubber valve stems, but TireMinder wants steel ones. Several tyre people advised rubber ones fur a better deal and more forgiveness, but with started with America's Tire steel ones first. Many if these leaked due to the curved interior if the Sprinter wheels at the valve mount point.
We next bought special Soeinter valve stems from Borg Warner, as recommended by Tireminder. About 29% of these leaked, too. We currently are retiring to the high pressure rubber valves as the Borg Warner ones fail.
We opted for valve extenders because we want to have all valves identical so we can follow recommended tire rotation. We are using the Borg Warner supplied extenders that come back a full 180 fir the outer wheels. We tried the straight extenders fir the inner wheels stabilized on the outer wheel "window", but had troubles with them. We've gone back to heavy duty flexible hoses fir these with s hub mount that we bought at an 18 wheeler supply company four years ago. The original hides have still not failed.
Anyone else hVe other successful solutions to the sprinter dually challenge?