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Old 04-23-2016, 01:41 PM   #1
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Tire minder valve stem help.

Hello chaps,
I am going to get a tire minder for four tires. My Airstream has rubber stems so I need to change them out, each minder model seems to operate on different stems. Should I get the steel or the aluminum set, obviously I will need to change the valve stems after the purchase of the unit. Anyone got some experience with this predicament I am in ?
Any help and advice much appreciated.

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Old 04-23-2016, 01:51 PM   #2
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I don't know of any differences in valve stems as far as the cap tread. Just change out your rubber stems for Metal ones. When you go to the tire shop try and take one of the sensors with you and have them make sure the new stems will allow for the sensor to have clearance to the wheel and access to the sensor is concerned.

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Old 04-23-2016, 01:56 PM   #3
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Mine are either stainless or aluminum (a magnet does not stick to them). They work as advertised. Took the tire shop less than 30 minutes to install including rebalance with sensors installed, very important in my opinion and cost was $30 including the stems.
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Old 04-27-2016, 09:41 AM   #4
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Most bolt in valve stems are brass (non-magnetic) and may have brass or stainless cores. Many stems are simply chrome or nickle plated to make them look good.

Many OE TPM sensors do have aluminum stems and stainless cores

I do not recall seeing any stainless stems.

The internal and external threads on every valve I have seen for car/RV/pickup-up use are standardized so cores will fit and caps will fit.

I have a number of posts on valves on my RV tire blog
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Old 04-27-2016, 04:16 PM   #5
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Dill VS902W valve stems would most likely work. Put them on mine.

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Old 04-27-2016, 04:33 PM   #6
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Check with Tire Minder as I thought they have minders for either rubber or metal stems.
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Old 04-27-2016, 04:47 PM   #7
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tgey have two types of sensors--one works in all metals except aluminum and also in rubber, the other is fur aluminum. We have the same ones on the AS with metal valves that we have on the Soribter with rubber valves, some if which have metal valve extenders.

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