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Old 06-30-2016, 08:13 AM   #1
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Inner dually valve stem movable

I purchased the DL1SPAL dually valve stem and had them installed in January. The package comes with 2 black rubber rectangular pieces that I thought attached somehow on the inner rim to stabilize the valve stem, however the installer told me they weren't for my rims. Now when I go to check the air in the tires the inner valve stems are movable by hand, is this normal? Or should the black rubber rectangular pieces have been installed?

Any insight would be appreciated.

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The long straight, inner extensions are designed to extend thru the rubber piece that fits in the "window" of the outer wheel to stabilize it.
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Old 06-30-2016, 09:03 AM   #3
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The long straight, inner extensions are designed to extend thru the rubber piece that fits in the "window" of the outer wheel to stabilize it.
Thanks for the reply, then I should be able to do that myself. I thought it was to be fitted on the inner wheel.
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Inner dually valve stem movable

Here is photo of the rubber stabilizer installed on my rear wheels. Click image for larger version

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Old 06-30-2016, 06:48 PM   #5
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Here is photo of the rubber stabilizer installed on my rear wheels. Attachment 265579


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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?
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Having identical valve stems won't help much with tire rotation since your Interstate has a mix of Alcoa aluminum and MB steel wheels.


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Having identical valve stems won't help much with tire rotation since your Interstate has a mix of Alcoa aluminum and MB steel wheels.


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Especially since only the tires rotate on the aluminum wheels as the wheels stay put since they are only polished on one side.
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Hi guys-

Sorry I wasn't more clear. We have a Sprinter 3500 that we use to tow our 28' International. So our wheels are fully "rotatable."
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Sorry I wasn't more clear. We have a Sprinter 3500 that we use to tow our 28' International. So our wheels are fully "rotatable."
Sorry, I thought you had the Alcoa aluminum wheels that are only polished on the outside so they can't be reversed when going front to rear on dualies.
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