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Old 10-19-2018, 07:28 PM   #1
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Tire valve extension

I have a 2017 Grayhawk 31DS Ford E450. It came with valve extensions on the outside duel rims that are flexible and hard to fill and check pressure. I would like to get the solid ones for all four rear tires. And recamdations on what are the right ones to use.

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Old 10-19-2018, 07:49 PM   #2
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I just use this to check the outside pressure.. I mean, I use it to quickly remove the tire stimulator to get to the valve..

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...xAseYHHy19-75q

I could find all sorts of extensions on amaz on and Ebay, but they all have reviews about how they got a flat from using the extension. I'll just rip off the tire simulator and get to it, no worries about funky extenders at 194.3 degrees.
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Old 10-19-2018, 07:56 PM   #3
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I hate to keep pulling them off and on. Don’t want to damage them.
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Old 10-19-2018, 07:58 PM   #4
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Then skip the extensions that will fail and leave you with a flat and spend $300 on a proper tire pressure monitoring system. Then you only pry off the tire stimulators when you need too.

Using the tool, takes 10 seconds and doesn't damage them.
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Old 10-19-2018, 08:07 PM   #5
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Ok, sounds easy enough, does amazon have the tool?
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Old 10-19-2018, 08:14 PM   #6
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/r.html?C=1...HTIQAECIAIU1GA

https://www.amazon.com/Ken-Tool-3156...rYL&ref=plSrch
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Old 10-21-2018, 07:32 PM   #7
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New Metal Valve Stems

My Greyhawk had multiple leaking problems with the extensions on inside dual tires. I drove it to a good tire shop where the guy replaced the old valve stem + extension with a new metal valve stem (about 7 long and bent to extend into the outside wheel). That stopped the leaks and it is easy to check & add air. I think it was about $50/tire for labor and the new valve stem, definitely worth it.
I also purchased the Truck Systems Technologies (TST) TPMS and love it.
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Old 10-25-2018, 05:36 PM   #8
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A truck tire shop in Albuquerque installed my hard-body tire extensions. They were $140, I seem to recall. And at $15 to install each one, I was happy.
We have had hard-body tire extenders on two RVs over nine years. Never had a problem. And they make checking tire pressures easy prior to each trip.
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