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Old 04-05-2008, 05:01 PM   #1
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Anybody use these?

Saw these while snooping around. Looks like a great idea!? They replace the valve cap on each tire. Good links page too.
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I've had some friends who have used simlar on motorcycles, and for cars there are the ones with a little pop-up indicator. The lore is that they form just one more place that the tire air can find a path back to the rest of the atmosphere. But that's just lore so far as I personally know.
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Old 04-05-2008, 07:01 PM   #3
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The lore is that they form just one more place that the tire air can find a path back to the rest of the atmosphere. But that's just lore so far as I personally know.
They can and they do. I have personal experience with the little pop-up caps causing the tires to lose more air than if they had solid caps.
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Saw these while snooping around. Looks like a great idea!? They replace the valve cap on each tire. Good links page too.
I have had bad experience with the pop-up indicators on both our A/S and on our Silverado HD. If these indicators work without allow air to escape, I would consider them. Think I'll wait to hear more experience from others on these. Thanks for pointing them out to us.
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Old 04-05-2008, 11:04 PM   #6
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Tire pressure valve stem gauge

I have these on ALL my vehicles and they do work well. Of course, they have to be looked at before traveling but they have saved me a couple of times from driving off with low pressure in my trailer/tow vehicle. Cheap insurance.




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I have had bad experience with the pop-up indicators on both our A/S and on our Silverado HD. If these indicators work without allow air to escape, I would consider them. Think I'll wait to hear more experience from others on these. Thanks for pointing them out to us.
I had the same experience. One of the pop-up type indicators cracked and I ended up with a flat. Fortunately, it was in my garage. They stick out farther than a valve with just a regular cap and so are more vulnerable.
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I use to have these on my truck. Then some one came along and desided that they needed them more than me. When I did have them they worked great.
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