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Old 03-20-2017, 09:22 PM   #1
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Valve Stem Extenders

I currently have the braided extensions on my rear inner 22.5" tires. I bought a pair of rubber stabilizers that fit the hand hole and I want to buy a pair of solid extensions to replace the braided ones. However, the longest solid extension I can find is 6" long. By my measurements, it looks like I will need one at least 7" long. Has anyone found extenders longer than 6"? If so, I'd like to know where you found them. Alternatively I guess I will have to use a 5" and a 2". But that will be harder to bend to fit. What have others done?
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I bought 7" long extenders at NAPA
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:27 PM   #3
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I went with this company,
Duallyvalve - Your dually solution!
and had my tire shop replace four valves on the duals. I have the TPMS sensors on the end of the valves.
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Duallyvalve - Your dually solution!
and had my tire shop replace four valves on the duals. I have the TPMS sensors on the end of the valves.
Another vote for Duallyvalves. I took off flexible braided lines and had these installed. Note: you have to break the tire off the rim to reach in and install, Duallyvalves are not screw on extenders.
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Since the Duallyvalve system requires you to remove each tire from it's rim then install a whole new valve stem, I'd wait until it's time for new tires. In the mean time, a valve stem extension for 6 or 7 bucks is probably what I'd do.
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I ordered 6 1/16 inch truck tire valve extenders on Ebay from this seller. Used them on my 22.5 inch Alcoa Wheels and they were about perfect. I can attach picture if you need.

6-1/16" METAL TRUCK TIRE VALVE EXTENSION 154MM | eBay
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Thanks for the replys. I don't think I'm interested in changing out the valve stems right now. I just want some extensions. 6" aren't hard to find, but I'm having trouble finding longer. I guess I may have to stack a 6" with a 1" or 2". On the other hand, I need to check with NAPA and see about their 7". That would probably work for me. Otherwise, I'll just stay with the braided ones.
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I use braided for my inside tire. My previous extension worked great for 7 years with zero leaks or pressure drop. I decided to shop around this time. I went with a short bend extension for outside. For inside I went with this:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I used their angled mount gizmo too and it worked better than my other type of mount. This extension also seems to be built much better than any other extensions I have seen.
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When it was time for me to replace my valve stem extensions, I went with these.

Crossfire - Dual Dynamics

They allow a quick visual of tire pressure and allow you to fill from one port rather than two, which keeps the tire pressures equal in the dual wheels.

Just a suggestion.
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Those Crossfires seem like a good idea - but what happens if one tire gets a hole and goes flat, does it take the other one with it because the valve tries to equalize the pressure?

Edit: I found the answer to that on the Crossfire site. Max pressure drop is 10 PSI before a safety feature kicks in. Clever.
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You may want to look at that Crossfire site. They have 5", 7" & 9" extenders.
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You may want to look at that Crossfire site. They have 5", 7" & 9" extenders.
Thanks, but those are the braided ones. Although I may have to stay with braided.
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Check out Borg Equipment (mfg of Dullyvalve) think they have 8" and 10" solid extersions
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Check out Borg Equipment (mfg of Dullyvalve) think they have 8" and 10" solid extersions
Yes! They have an 8" at a fairly reasonable price. Thanks!
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