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Old 07-31-2021, 11:47 AM   #161
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The cones look good! I am thinking about a bit of silicon applied in the space around the stem to support it.
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Old 07-31-2021, 03:51 PM   #162
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This is a great idea.

Where does one find rubber cone washers?



Why are you asking for tire valve washers? These are special shape that usually are provided when you purchase bolt in metal valves. I don't ever remember seeing these specialty items in any regular hardware store but do remember seeing wherever bolt in metal valve stems are sold (auto parts stores)
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Old 07-31-2021, 04:08 PM   #163
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Why are you asking for tire valve washers? These are special shape that usually are provided when you purchase bolt in metal valves. I don't ever remember seeing these specialty items in any regular hardware store but do remember seeing wherever bolt in metal valve stems are sold (auto parts stores)


The cone washers are a temporary hack to reduce flex when using rubber stems, not metal stems.
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Old 07-31-2021, 06:44 PM   #164
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I recently had a blow-out, which was ironic because despite the Goodyear's having great tread, they were 3 years old and I was starting to feel it was time to replace them. I had been using the TST system with the stock rubber valve stems. However, last year when I purchased my new truck, it came with the optional trailer TPMS metal stems. So when I had the tires replaced, they installed the new TPMS/valves along with the tires. I'm actually quite happy that the system is now integrated into the truck because I hated having all those devices plugged in and taking up room everywhere on trips. But I didn't really notice any difference using the rubber stems.

I am evaluating both TST and TireTraker systems and both monitors run all day long off the battery internal to the monitor, so no need to plug the monitor in or run cable while driving. When i stop for the night I shut the monitors off but plug them into USB port in my RV.
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Old 07-31-2021, 06:48 PM   #165
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The cone washers are a temporary hack to reduce flex when using rubber stems, not metal stems.

OK I guess that is good preventive measure to cut back on the vibration seen with rubber stems (both standard and "High Pressure" stems.
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Old 08-01-2021, 08:46 AM   #166
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The cones look good! I am thinking about a bit of silicon applied in the space around the stem to support it.



Silicon might work. Have no data so just a guess. Remember you will beed to completely remove the silicone when it comes time to install the bolt in stems.
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Old 08-29-2021, 10:09 PM   #167
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Donít know which to buy, but what not to buy: Blueskysea U8B6 TPMS Tire Pressure from Bezoís bargain basement.

It was half the price of the TST507. Unfortunately, cannot be read in direct sunlight or even shade, only at night. I mounted the repeater, but still the readings drop out or give false alerts. No on/off switch for when you donít want to drain the battery. And a manual that was written in language that could only charitably be described as pigeon English.
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Old 08-30-2021, 06:48 AM   #168
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I had a mobile tire service meet me at my Airstream to install Dill 902-W metal valve stems. It was quick and easy, and it was $65 to have four stems installed. There were rub marks on my wheels from my TPMS sensors rubbing with the OE valve stems, so Iím glad I had this done.
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Old 08-30-2021, 07:22 AM   #169
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Tuson TPMS. Their display supports up to three different vehicles, each with ten sensors.

Sensors 0 to 9
Sensors 10 to 19
Sensors 20 to 29

Bright clear display
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I've been reading this thread trying to decide on a TPMS for our 25', dual axle camper. The EEZ seems to be a favorite and I'll probably go with it, but I have a quick question for y'all. My 2017 Chevy 2500 has its own TPMS. Would it make sense to go ahead and get four sensors for the truck along with the four for the camper? That way all 8 tires will be monitored on the same display. Is that overkill and a waste of money? Is it even doable without impacting the existing TPMS?

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No need for 2 types of sensors on the truck.
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To billhenry58: I run a 10 sensor TST system. The two extras are on the spares for the truck and trailer. In my case, the factory TPMS warning level on the Tundra is way too low for my towing setup. Your setup may or may not have that issue. If I had a tire issue with the Tundra and waited for the factory TPMS to alert me I think I would be in trouble. I like the fact that all 10 sensors are reporting to one screen. I like having temperatures, too, but the safety factor comes from being able to program the pressure alert thresholds and that makes it worth it to me.

As for interference, the factory sensors are inside the wheels and I use cap sensors for the TST. No interference.
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Maybe I have been lucky (?) with rubber stems over the past 4 years and my TST TPMS systems...55K miles on the AS now, second set of GYE's; no issues. Good reporting with the repeater mounted on the A frame, adjacent to the battery box. Run my GYE tires at 58-60PSI cold. YMMV
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I've been reading this thread trying to decide on a TPMS for our 25', dual axle camper. The EEZ seems to be a favorite and I'll probably go with it, but I have a quick question for y'all. My 2017 Chevy 2500 has its own TPMS. Would it make sense to go ahead and get four sensors for the truck along with the four for the camper? That way all 8 tires will be monitored on the same display. Is that overkill and a waste of money? Is it even doable without impacting the existing TPMS?

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Most of the "better" aftermarket TPM systems have displays for 10 sensors. Some even more. I think having all your tires reporting on a single monitor and having the ability to set your own low pressure warning level is a big plus. FYI For the past 3 years I have been running the only direct comparison test of TPMS I have heard of.. TireTraker and TST. They both have worked as advertised when Ambient has ranged from 24F to 95F and give almost identical readings except for the expected 25F difference for internal (TST) vs External (TireTraker). I can recommend both systems.
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Maybe I have been lucky (?) with rubber stems over the past 4 years and my TST TPMS systems...55K miles on the AS now, second set of GYE's; no issues. Good reporting with the repeater mounted on the A frame, adjacent to the battery box. Run my GYE tires at 58-60PSI cold. YMMV



Yes you have been lucky. You could have rubber stems like this. https://youtu.be/G-R3-MNaFB4


or this




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