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Old 08-07-2013, 06:47 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by spritz View Post
I see by your pic your running on Kelly Tires? How do you like them?
The rig came with them. I had to replace the two inner rear and the spare because they were worn. I think the previous owner only replaced the two outer and two front tires before selling it. I know now to look at the inner duallies as well as the spare when buying a used rig. However, I have put 1,000 miles on the rig so far and no tire issues. The price wasn't bad on the Kelly's that I purchased. I think I paid somewhere around $500 for three tires last May. I bought them from a local repair shop.

BTW, I did try to swap the front hub caps in hope of better aligning the valves with the hub cap openings. No go. So I am either going to buy some valve extensions or take the front hub caps off each time that I want to check the pressure.

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Old 08-07-2013, 03:28 PM   #16
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years back I had the dealer put on some extensions when we redid the rubber. all but one leaked. dealers response "they do that". my response "okay, take them off". having an extension is great unless it makes you have to use it often!

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Old 08-07-2013, 06:03 PM   #17
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A short, ridgid, straight extension should work very well for you. I've used them for years now. I perfer the ones that have the Schrader valve exposed similar to your original valve stems. Here is a sample of some available.

Here is the type I perfer. This one shown is almost 3" long-

I would suggest you get this very special air chuck.

Try the chuck before you do anything else. You just might reach the valve stem as it sits there now.

The reason this chuck is so special is because once it is placed onto the valve stem, it only needs to be tilted about 5 to 10 degrees to lock on. I set my compressor output pressure to 5 psi above the axle pressure I desire (tires cold) and tilt the chuck back to straight on to release it, and it "pops" off. You can then let a little air out if need be. This chuck takes all the kneeling, squating pain away while holding a chuck on to a valve stem.
I've only seen this chuck available in one auto supply store- and I have looked at many, and here it sits to be delivered directly to you and you'll have it the rest of your life. I've bought these and given them to family and friends that do their own tire adjustments- Great gifts.

Good luck,

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