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Old 12-24-2016
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Default Valve Extensions for inside Drives.

I was replacing my air bags and found it easier to remove the drive tires. All my tires hold air real well except for the inside drives which will loose 10psi over 30 days. Since they are the only ones with extensions I figured that might be the cause. They are also the only steel wheels so maybe that is it but .....

I wanted to remove the extensions which I hate anyway as they are the ones that mount to a lug nut and are a foot long and ugly and ......

So I just left them off when I put the wheels back on.
I was able to make a tool to check the pressure and add air as needed and I have that working fine.

The problem is this: I run Tireminder sensors and there is no way to work through that little hole in the Alcoa to reinstall that sensor or even a valve cap. I tried a piece of hose and a few other methods but no joy!

Question: What do you guys run on the inside duals? Is there a new valve stem that at least points at the hole? Is there a short extension that mounts in an Alcoa hole instead of that huge ugly lug nut bracket?

Right now the valve stem points at a spot above the hole (valve stem at bottom of tire)
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On my TST TPMS I installed their flow-thru sensors on the inner duals and these make adding air easy. However, TST also sells short solid extenders that are less obvious and available in 45°, 90°, 135° and 180° angles. Here's a link to their 90° version:

https://tsttruck.com/product/802990-...alve-extender/

Might be $20 well spent?
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I just ordered a set of the 45 degree ones. Worth a try for $15.

Thanks

WOW I like the TST TPMS! Those flow through sensors look great! Had I not already purchased the TireMinder system that would be the ticket!
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I had simple, solid extensions on the inside tire, to which were mounted TST sensors. Extensions roughly 5-inches long.

The problem I ran into was that the weight of extension/sensor caused loosening enough to leak on the passenger side. Not the driver's side, because this is a function of direction of rotation. Two years ago I installed on the passenger side a standard flexible hose extension, attached to the top hat, and that solved the issue.

I have read elsewhere of people having problems with leaks with that type of extension, but I've never experienced one. I ran a pair of them on my SOBs from 2002 to 2007, and on Blue Thunder from 2007 to 2012 - the latter may still be installed. Never had a problem. Since the straight extender on the driver's side is not leaking I've not seen a reason to remove it.
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Good info, What I really want is new valve stems for the inners that are aimed in the right direction. I know I'm not the only one with steel inners and Alcoa outers
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This thread shows what I went with recently:

http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.co...highlight=Budd
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Good info, What I really want is new valve stems for the inners that are aimed in the right direction. I know I'm not the only one with steel inners and Alcoa outers
Its an LX thing. I also have steel inner wheels.
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Would Crossfires take care of it?
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Its an LX thing. I also have steel inner wheels.
I think its a BMC thing too.
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I think its a BMC thing too.
My 95 BMC has steel inner wheels. Probably a cost thing. Did LXI come with aluminum inner wheel?
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