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Old 05-28-2015, 05:18 PM   #15
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When using metal stems, do NOT use any type of full diameter hubcap that has the stem go through for access with hubcap in place. Nuts will loosen on the metal stems because hubcap will WALK around rim and put pressure against the stem continuously causing leakage at speed and when loose enough the tire will flatten. I tried to zip-tie the hubcap to stop this phenomenon but couldn't keep this from happening; went to aluminum rims with short metal stems. PROBLEM SOLVED.
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Old 05-28-2015, 05:24 PM   #16
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Given the choice, metal.
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:22 PM   #17
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metal for sure...

Between the mice that like to chew on the rubber stems,, along with the times we are pulling mud rim deep that tares rubber stems off like you cant believe. I use metal stems on everything.

If your going with TPM system,, then you will have to spend a little more money but I think long term you will be ahead... The stock TPMS on my TV lasted 20,000 miles before they rattled apart..

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Old 05-28-2015, 07:07 PM   #18
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Some high pressure stems are rubber.

Metal caps with o-ring gasket worth having. Helps seal against valve leakage.

On big truck I use double seal extensions. German made.

Both of these from big truck tire shops, if wanted.
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:25 PM   #19
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I have used PressurePRo for eight summers including a trip to Alaska for 12,000 miles no problems. However, my dog did chew up one.
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Old 06-05-2015, 03:08 PM   #20
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My rims would not take the all metal stems so the shop used rubber ones that have metal inside. That was 5 years and over 45,000 miles without a problem.
My anecdotal evidence. I carry several extra stems just in case I should need one on the road.
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I would suggest that the reason your rim would not accept the metal stem available at the tire store was because they did not have a more complete selection of bolt in valves. Rim hole diameter has a couple of standards for ID and metal thickness. Never found a rim where there wasn't a standard bolt in available for it.

Don't forget that the rubber in the valve ages just like the rubber in the tires. Your "extra" stems need to be kept is cool dry location or they will be more likely to fail if used in the future.
Can't imagine situation where you would need or use a rubber stem on the road. DO you change your own tires?
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Old 06-05-2015, 04:33 PM   #21
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I use metal stems and if have flat or other prob. I have it fixed by pros. I quit changing tires when quit racing, had enough. I only use rubber stems on car.
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Old 06-06-2015, 08:43 AM   #22
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No I do not change flats! I have the extra valve stems (rubber with metal inside the rubber) just in case the tire shop does not have any. Yes I do keep the extra ones IN the TT in the same basket that I place the sending units from the tire pressure system when the TT is stored.
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In another thread one stated that he never uses his tire pressure monitoring system, I cannot imagine that. As the man said on TV, "Don't leave home without it."
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Old 06-06-2015, 08:50 AM   #23
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I would suggest that the reason your rim would not accept the metal stem available at the tire store was because they did not have a more complete selection of bolt in valves. Rim hole diameter has a couple of standards for ID and metal thickness. Never found a rim where there wasn't a standard bolt in available for it.
I found this to be the case when I had to have a tire replaced at a Goodyear shop. Asked for metal and they said ok, but when picked up, they didn't have one that fit and used the aforementioned rubber with long metal inside.

I have since taken all wheels in to have full metal vales installed.


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Old 06-06-2015, 10:48 AM   #24
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No matter that metal is inside stems they are still pull thru in rims, prone to weather and to break. Metal stems bolt in, and vandals can not slice at rims and only break by them or some other means. Also rubber stems can be problems with high air pressure in tires. I have used metal since mid 70s still original in some tires, only had one break when son ruined tire and broke stem on equipment trailer. If rubber w/metal inside are great why does all off road equipment, farm, big trucks etc. use them?
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Old 06-09-2015, 04:11 PM   #25
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Regular passenger "snap-in" rubber valves are only rated for 65 psi max.
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Old 06-09-2015, 05:01 PM   #26
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I use a Hawkshead TPMS and had them on my previous Alcoa wheels with metal stems. I recently switched to 16" Chinese rims and have metal stems on them and all is fine.


The Hawkshead TPMS literature says you "can" use rubber stems but metal is preferred.


Two years ago I also put identical TPMS sensors on my motorcycle which had rubber stems. When I had the tires replaced I asked the shop to swap the stems for metal ones, but
when I picked up the bike, seems they "forgot"

So I have had the TPMS monitors on the bike with rubber stems for a couple of riding seasons without any problem.


I still feel metal stems is the way to go however.

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