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Blazing Zippers

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Posted: 01/10/20 03:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pros and cons about flow through or non flow through TPMS valves?
Our trailer is just wide enough to block any view I have of the tires, and I'm investing in a TPMS system before the season begins.
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Posted: 01/10/20 03:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have the flow-through TST sensors and would not have them again. The air flow is so slow that it takes quite a few minutes to add 5psi to my 16" trailer tires. I take them off to add air, which is just as easy with the non flow-through.

I bought the flow-through because I thought they would be more convenient, but they ended up being more of a hassle.


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Posted: 01/10/20 04:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I haven't seen any value to flow through sensors over cap sensors. It takes just about the same effort to remove the valve cap on a flow through as it does to remove a cap sensor to air up. I removed the rotating security covers on our TST cap sensors, making them smaller and slightly lighter as well less noticeable. That also doesn't require any tools to remove them. And I haven't lost any to theft in over 5 years so far.


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I purchased the 10 sensor cap style kit. Mine are the anti theft style. They come with a lock nut that gets tightened from the back with the special tool. I thought I was getting the type with the spinning security covers, but I got the other style. I haven't installed them yet, but I'll probably not use the lock nuts. Looking forward to using home his season.


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I have had the TST 507 non flow thru type for a number of years. Add 2-3 lb air in the spring and good for the season as my tires just don’t lose air. Sensors are smaller and lighter than the flow thru and simple to remove if I should need to add air.

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Thanks for the come backs. I wasn't sure about adding air with the non flow through type. I'll be buying them soon.

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I've had them for 5 years and love them. A couple pounds at the begining of the season and no problems after.

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Posted: 01/11/20 06:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have the TST flow Thru. I have to take them off to add air. Wish I hadn't bought this kind


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Be sure to put metal valve stems on each wheel. The weight of the TST sensor will cause a rubber stem to bend while driving at highway speeds. This will develop into a slow leak (probably when you are out on the road) and the stem will require replacement, so you might as be proactive.

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I buy quality tires and don't worry about it.


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