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Old 11-08-2014, 08:59 PM   #1
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Pressure reading valve caps

I see a lot of posts on the difficulty of checking tire pressure, but have not seen what I use. Quite a few years ago, I ran across these valve caps that are factory set to "X" psi. X is what you specify when ordered. Cap shows green when properly inflated, yellow when 3-5 pounds low, and red when 5> pounds low. I have these on all my vehicles and really like them. They are inexpensive and can be found on e-bay. I keep a spare or two on hand as they can be lost by me or stolen by others. Jerry
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Are these made of plastic? If so make sure you still check your tire pressure. We has plastic ones that do exacly what you describe and we had a flat on our tow vehicle and the unit still showed it was green.
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Old 11-09-2014, 12:45 AM   #3
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I see a lot of posts on the difficulty of checking tire pressure, but have not seen what I use. Quite a few years ago, I ran across these valve caps that are factory set to "X" psi. X is what you specify when ordered. Cap shows green when properly inflated, yellow when 3-5 pounds low, and red when 5> pounds low. I have these on all my vehicles and really like them. They are inexpensive and can be found on e-bay. I keep a spare or two on hand as they can be lost by me or stolen by others. Jerry

Can you please post pictures of them. Thanks
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I had the plastic ones a few years back and one caused the tire to go down.
Today they seem better manufactured.
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The ones I had were responsible for the tire going flat, The sensor unit blew out of the cap and let all the air out,, I trashed them after that.
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How do they tell you anything while going down the highway? (which is the reason we use a true TPMS)
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The ones I use are chrome plated metal and came from Taiwan. They are only a passive system to keep you from the need to use your tire gauge all the time. Of course plastic could never withstand the rigors and heat of MH tires. I would rather have TPMS, but this is the next best thing. I just finished looking on e-bay for these, but the highest pressure I could find now is 80 psi at KIPOINT Solar Power.
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Those type are common in the trucking industry. Cross Fire is one brand.
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