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Old 09-22-2009, 07:46 PM   #1
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Tire valve stem caps

When I had the Goodyear G670's installed today, Wing foot put new valve stem caps on that allows me to check tire pressure without removing the cap. Since I check my tire pressure every morning before hitting the road, and about 70% of the time is removing and reinstalling the caps this is going to save me a lot of time and hassle. Maybe everybody else has them and I'm behind the times, but ain't technology great!
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When I had the Goodyear G670's installed today, Wing foot put new valve stem caps on that allows me to check tire pressure without removing the cap. Since I check my tire pressure every morning before hitting the road, and about 70% of the time is removing and reinstalling the caps this is going to save me a lot of time and hassle. Maybe everybody else has them and I'm behind the times, but ain't technology great!
Hallelujah someone who checks air pressure EVERY morning.

Those caps are nicknamed "Alligator caps" and they do work great. PSI check for me takes about 85 seconds for all six.
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I also check my pressures before I hit the road. Every time.
And I'd like to do it when I just stop for a stretch.
Can someone point me to those "Alligator" caps?
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Any commercial tire dealer should have them. They have an "official" name but it escapes me now.
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Thanks T&P, I'll have a look.
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Bob, Myers Tire Supply has the "Alligator Tire Caps". There are some knock-offs available, as well. The Myers caps are called V2B ( that's the letter "B", not the number 8 as I found out ).

I did not find them 'readily' available but Myers does have distribution locations across the US and some can recommend retail sources or sell them direct.


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Thanks Ray.
They look just like what I need.
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I picked up mine at Speedco in Amarillo TX. I noticed them on the counter when I went in to pay for my Lube job.
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Schrader calls it a "Double Sealing Valve Cap".

Part number 1046
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You can get them at any Les Schwab tire store.


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I also check my pressures before I hit the road. Every time.
And I'd like to do it when I just stop for a stretch.
Can someone point me to those "Alligator" caps?
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