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IAMICHABOD

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Posted: 09/22/19 02:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The last thing you want to do is put those flexible extenders on your valve stems. They have a tendency to leak and if they get loose from the anchoring point they can flop around and not only do damage to your wheel but suddenly deflate the tire causing a catastrophic loss. I can speak from experience,this happened with my old Class A.

What is needed is a extended valve stem that will let you quickly check your tire pressure. They add no extra weight like the Extenders would and balancing is no problem, TPMS works on them as well

Something like the Duallyvalve I have a set like them and I never have to take my simulators off to check the air pressure.


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Posted: 09/22/19 03:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Buy quality, install correctly and you are fine. Two years and 10,000 miles and no crises yet.

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Posted: 09/22/19 04:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The stainless braided ones tend to leak if under constant pressure.





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Posted: 09/22/19 04:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Every braided steel extended I've use has either leaked or the pop rivets have pulled out of the hub. With and without TPMS sensors. Next time I buy tires, I'm having the shop put in these.


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Posted: 09/23/19 05:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our Jayco Class C came with valve stem extenders. They worked okay. We had a problem once when I went to air up one of the inner dual tire and it wouldn't take air. I had to pull the simulator, remove the extender and put it back on. I had to do this twice before it finally started to work properly.

When we replaced the tires, we had the tire shop install Tire-Man Dually Valve Stem kit. These made checking and airing up the tires so much easier (even easier than with the valve stem extenders).

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Posted: 09/23/19 12:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mgirardo wrote:

Our Jayco Class C came with valve stem extenders. They worked okay. We had a problem once when I went to air up one of the inner dual tire and it wouldn't take air. I had to pull the simulator, remove the extender and put it back on. I had to do this twice before it finally started to work properly.

When we replaced the tires, we had the tire shop install Tire-Man Dually Valve Stem kit. These made checking and airing up the tires so much easier (even easier than with the valve stem extenders).

-Michael

I also purchased the Tire Man extended Valve Stems,several years ago and I am very happy with them.

The problem is that Chuck,the original designer of them has passed away and it seems that His business has passed with him.

The only alternative to his is the BORG line. They are a copy of Chuck's original design,and I am told they work well.

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Posted: 09/23/19 02:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have the braided stainless , been on the 5 years I have owned and we’re on when we bought it.. I can check both Dulles no problem.





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Dear all, I am waiting for the below updated information.
I want to add air to tires for 2013 cayenne. Is it ok to use ordinary air?

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Posted: 09/24/19 01:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It depends on whether it's a mid-year Cayenne, the Cayenne's made after October 27th will not accept any air with an oxygen level of more than 7.2%. This occurred for the three months after that date, any Cayenne's made before or after that date have no issues with standard air. Although they may be down a bit on pepper, and acceleration may suffer.


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Posted: 09/24/19 06:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Use the Borg one piece extended valves. They are solid and quality. No issues with leaking.


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