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Old 01-27-2016, 10:21 PM   #1
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Let's talk about valves stems

So I bought the Sendel T03 rims and I'm going to pull the trigger on the Michelins, but unfortunately I don't know what to do about valve stems.

I figure I need low profile metal stems for the TPMS, so I found theses:

http://www.trailerandtruckparts.com/...l#.Vqg5sq88Kh8

What do you think?
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Old 01-28-2016, 06:15 AM   #2
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I would be interested in what others are using. I tried two different sets of metal valve stems that would not fit my new tire rims. I'm sure they make them I just have not had luck finding them at local parts stores.


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Old 01-28-2016, 07:24 AM   #3
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The metal valve stems I have used on steel rims are similar to what is pictured in the link above. They should come with two different size gaskets to fit the different sized hole diameters in the rim.
Do you have a decent tire shop where the mounting will be done? They may be able to help.
You may want to call the rim manufacturer and see if they know the diameter of the hole.
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Old 01-28-2016, 07:54 AM   #4
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When I got my new rims I took them to Discount Tire to get the Michelins installed. I just told them that I wanted metal valve stems. They installed them at no additional charge. I don’t know what brand they use, but they work just fine.
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:32 AM   #5
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Dill (or other brand) TPMS with tire pressure monitors and metal valve stems...
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...and don't forget the Centramatic balancers...
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:39 AM   #7
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I purchased these Slime Valve Stem Extenders, shown here at O'Reilly Auto:

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...0183&ppt=C0337

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Replace or upgrade old, worn and leaky valve caps and valve extensions.

They have worked fine on my 1970 International's original rims and caps.
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Also make sure of the pressure rating of the valve stem....80psi
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:59 AM   #9
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I had Discount Tire install Dill VS-902-W valve stems on all my wheels, spare included.

See this page of the Dill catalog for a picture (need to scroll down):
http://www.dillaircontrols.com/files...s_page_3_4.pdf


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When I got my new rims I took them to Discount Tire to get the Michelin's installed. I just told them that I wanted metal valve stems. They installed them at no additional charge. I donít know what brand they use, but they work just fine.
I did the same thing two years ago, so far so good.
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:52 PM   #11
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My tire dealer had metal stems where the washer was too big for the hole on Sendels. Had to go rubber.
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Old 01-28-2016, 01:42 PM   #12
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When I upgraded to the Michelins and Sendal T03 I bought them through Performance Plus Tires and the put the metal stem in when mounted. Had to just ask for it. Suggestion I have is to make sure it's not a "shorty" as, depending on your TPMS, if it screws onto the stem it may hit your Sendal wheel. A little linger may be better.

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Old 01-28-2016, 07:13 PM   #13
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I'm currently researching tpms' myself along with new valve stems. I found these that look interesting. They cost more, but they would make it easy to add air with the sensors in place.
http://www.tpms.ca/t-valves.html

Unless I get flow through sensors in which case they aren't necessary. Of course if I'm taking tires off to replace valve stems why not just get internal sensors. I think I've spent more time agonizing over a tpms than I did buying the AS!


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So I bought the Sendel T03 rims and I'm going to pull the trigger on the Michelins, but unfortunately I don't know what to do about valve stems.

I figure I need low profile metal stems for the TPMS, so I found theses:

http://www.trailerandtruckparts.com/...l#.Vqg5sq88Kh8

What do you think?
When I bought my GYM's at our local Sam's Club tire shop, they put metal stems in without my asking.
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