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Old 07-12-2019, 12:24 PM   #1
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TST sensors not clearing wheels

I'm having trouble getting the flow through sensors to fit on our rims. I really hate to go through the hassle of changing valve stems just to gain one inch. Has anyone tried to slightly bend the existing stems? I sure don't want to break them.
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Old 07-12-2019, 01:19 PM   #2
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If they are actual valvestems, they can be bent using the proper bending tool. If they are extensions, bending them will be a problem.

Check with your local tire shop; one that does truck tires. They will be able to tell you for sure.

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I made a second attempt and got the sensor on. Just needed a little push to center it better.
Not an extension, just a small opening for the stem. One thing is for sure, they won't flop around.
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Old 07-12-2019, 02:54 PM   #4
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One thing is for sure, they won't flop around.
That's a good thing! Glad you were successful.

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I have 12 TST sensors counting the 4 on my toad. Since I had to expand my system I ended up with 6 flo-thru and 6 smaller button style. I agree the flo-thru ones are a little tight to get on single wheels.

If any of my flo-thru sensors start failing (purchased 2011) I will replace them with the smaller button style. Just easier to work with IMHO.
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To me the flo thru sensors just donít make sense. If you remove the anti theft shell from the standard sensors they are extremely easy to remove to air up a tire, which is rarely necessary. They can be removed in less than 10 seconds and are smaller than the flo thru units. But then, thatís just me.
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To me the flo thru sensors just donít make sense. If you remove the anti theft shell from the standard sensors they are extremely easy to remove to air up a tire, which is rarely necessary. They can be removed in less than 10 seconds and are smaller than the flo thru units. But then, thatís just me.


What HE said....
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To me the flo thru sensors just donít make sense. If you remove the anti theft shell from the standard sensors they are extremely easy to remove to air up a tire, which is rarely necessary. They can be removed in less than 10 seconds and are smaller than the flo thru units. But then, thatís just me.
Me too!

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Wow! Itís amazing how many people end up with the same solutions. I traded out the reminding 2 flow-through, and then removed the anti-theft covers on all 12 cap style sensors. Been running this way for 2 seasons and happy I did so.
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Just went thru the same issues on the front tires of Spartan chassis, i added a 3/4Ē valve extension and have no issues. In the rear a couple hard to install but made it happen, also with the TNT. Glad it worked out
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We are just trying to make a decision on which brand to get and while looking at my front wheels it appears there is a clearance issue. What is the diameter with the anti theft cover off if anyone knows Is this the same wheel that 67Vette has that he just added to short extension to? Also I have seen the thread about brass threads on the sensors and aluminum stems not working well together. The cure seems to be dielectric grease?
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We are just trying to make a decision on which brand to get and while looking at my front wheels it appears there is a clearance issue. What is the diameter with the anti theft cover off if anyone knows Is this the same wheel that 67Vette has that he just added to short extension to? Also I have seen the thread about brass threads on the sensors and aluminum stems not working well together. The cure seems to be dielectric grease?
Diameter of the TST sensor with cover removed is slightly under 1Ē. This sensor is mounted on the front tire of my 17 DS.
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Diameter of the TST sensor with cover removed is slightly under 1Ē. This sensor is mounted on the front tire of my 17 DS.
Our '17 Mountain Aire must be using a different style of front wheels. I went out to measure our wheel as you see in this picture.
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