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Old 10-16-2018, 03:37 PM   #1
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TPMS and metal valve stems

As I read here, I run across suggestions to replace rubber valve stems with metal valve stems when installing a TPMS. I have a couple of questions:

1. Is this only necessary for the larger flow-through sensors or is it important for the smaller "cap" style sensors?

2. How critical is this with cap style sensors? I intend to replace tires after next season, can I "get by" for a year and install the metal valve stems with the tire replacement? I will likely put on less than 5000 miles next year.
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Old 10-16-2018, 03:45 PM   #2
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When I first installed my TST system with the CAP style sensors, I started having leaks from the flexing of the valve stems. I replaced all of them with metal stems. like 1 inch, purchased a dozen from a local auto parts store in 2 packs. Cost about $2.50 each. I had all 8 of them changed out at my local tire store. No more intermittent leaks.

To wait or not would be your decision. BTW, they have lasted thru several sets of tires so it's not a regular expense. Just make sure to tell the tire store to leave them on and just change the schrader valve insert.
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I was upgrading from OEM "china" tires and installed the metal valve stems at that time as I knew I was adding the TPMS into the mix.
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Old 10-16-2018, 05:20 PM   #4
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Metal bolt in, not metal stem with rubber bottoms. You should already have rubber base with metal stem. Those are high pressure.
I wouldn't risk it. While fairly light, it's under a lot of force. Wait till you have metal bolt in stems.

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Old 10-16-2018, 07:02 PM   #5
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Here’s another option. Used on classic Porsches since engineers realized the vulnerability while running high speed on the Autobahn. Adhesive backed, so easy to install without tire dismounting. Disclaimer: I have not measured to see if these would work on NP wheels.

Can be found online a few bucks cheaper, but this is at least a good photo of how they work.

Porsche Parts Valve Stem Support, Alloy
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Old 10-17-2018, 11:24 AM   #6
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FWIW, I have been running the pass through ones on my camper for the last 2 years on the stock, rubber valve stems. No issues and no leaks towing in the 65-68mph range typically.



Now, I should also point out that the rubber valve stems I have are about as short as they can get...
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Old 10-17-2018, 11:47 AM   #7
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I used the rubber stems with the flow-though sensors for 4 years before changing tires and getting metal stems with no problems.
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Thanks for all the replies. I'm still on the fence, it seems like a lot of bother to de-mount 4 tires just to replace valve stems.
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I knew I was pushing my luck but I ran my TPMS for 5 years with the OEM rubber valve stems until I had a stem leak on I-40 with only the shoulder to pull off on. After that I changed to all metal stems. I had a hard time finding metal stems to fit my OEM wheels. Finally found the 17-428 from O'Reilly's Auto Parts.
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Thanks for all the replies. I'm still on the fence, it seems like a lot of bother to de-mount 4 tires just to replace valve stems.
Don't need to, just break the bead and swap them out.


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