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Old 08-09-2017, 04:04 PM   #15
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Go wherever you would go to get replacement tires!

FYI...depends where you are.
I called 5 tire dealers around me (near Pittsburgh) and as soon as I said "dually" they said they wouldn't touch them.
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Then I guess you wouldn't be getting replacement tires at those places...! ��
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:24 AM   #17
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FYI...depends where you are.
I called 5 tire dealers around me (near Pittsburgh) and as soon as I said "dually" they said they wouldn't touch them.
Did you contact Borg and ask for installer recommendations?

Or tell tire dealers you have a Mercedes Sprinter.

Also try truck tire shops. They should be familiar with dually valve extenders since they're on a lot of semi trucks...
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:16 PM   #18
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any tire place that does trucks will do it for you. I paid 15 per tire, prices were the same in NY and Ill.
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My local Discount Tire did it for $10 per tire. Any tire shop should be able to remove a tire, break the bead, install a valve stem, and reinflate the tire and reinstall it.
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Old 08-14-2017, 10:04 AM   #20
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My local Discount Tire did it for $10 per tire. Any tire shop should be able to remove a tire, break the bead, install a valve stem, and reinflate the tire and reinstall it.
My experience exactly... and Discount Tire (a.k.a. America's Tire) has been awesome for 20 years with all the tires on our Jeeps, Corvettes, and Tesla... including installing oversize tires on custom wheels on our Jeeps. If you buy tires from them I'd recommend getting their Tire Certificates which cover 100% non-prorated replacement for non-repairable damage. They've replaced LOTS of tires on our Jeeps, Corvettes and Tesla for only the cost of another Tire Certificate. Saved us THOU$AND$ since all our tires are expen$ive.
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I have my LTV Unity (3500 Sprinter chassis) at the local M-B Sprinter Dealer. Having new tires installed and to my surprise, they said they would install the replacement valve stems (Borg) that I supplied. They are also installing the TPMS. Another LTV Unity owner on the LTV Facebook group just reported same dealer is going to do theirs as well.
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Hi guys. Took the Sprinter today to have the Borg Dually Valves system installed on al six tires. I'm sure they overcharged me but I wanted this done with. However, on the highway on my way back home I was appalled at how terrible the Sprinter rides now. It used to be smooth as silk at higher speeds, it feels like a clunker now specially over 60mph. The guys at the shop told me they balanced the wheels but then I found this disclaimer by Borg:
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Having Duallyvalves makes it difficult for the tire shop to balance your inner tires on a standard machine due to the long inner valve stem. Duallyvalve is compatible with internal Balancing Compounds."
What does this mean, do I have to take the Sprinter to a special wheel balance place? Maybe the shop that installed mine this morning doesn't have the appropriate equipment?
Has anyone experienced this issue?
Thanks a lot! Now, I need a drink!!!
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When I put Dually Valves on my Sprinter 3500 chassis, I only put the Borg valves on the rear, and just had the shop put brass valves on the fronts and spare. I got the front tires balanced, never did the rears, no issue noted... The internal balancing is beads or the equivalent that are added to an empty (of air pressure) tire by removing the valve core from the stem, replacing the valve, and inflating to recommended pressure. As the tire spins, the beads "flow" to the areas in the tire that require balancing/extra weight, so the tire re-balances itself constantly. i haven't used this system, but many have. As far as the poor ride, rather than blame the valvestems, do the tires have the same air pressure as before the job was done??? ST
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Radiator fluid change

On a different subject does anyone know what the recomended milage is for a radiator flush / change . I have a 2010 Sprinter with 50K mi .
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My local Mercedes dealer referred me to Firebird Tire in Phoenix to have extended valve stems installed on my 2017 View 24G. Firebird did not tell me and I did not ask, but the new valve stems that they installed look identical to the Borg stems. I paid $25 per stem and $25 per wheel to install. They told me that my wheels did not have traditional balancing weights but instead had balancing beads which they disfavor. Firebird vacuumed out the beads and used traditional weights to re-balance the tires.
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Borg valve stems were the first investment we did, well worth the cost. Just keep an eye on the rear simulators,they tend to rotate and hit the valve stem.
I used 3 stainless zip ties on each wheel, no problems since.
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What do you mean by rear simulators?
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On a different subject does anyone know what the recomended milage is for a radiator flush / change . I have a 2010 Sprinter with 50K mi .
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I would do it now. You have a low miler, but time is against you. You probably have the long life coolant, but if it were me, I wouldn't chance it much longer. Once it goes bad, it's already doing damage to the system. The old green stuff they said to change it every two years. I don't see that coolant much any more. I wouldn't be surprised if it said to change at 100,000 miles, I think my pickup says that. Don't chance it. Cheap insurance to change it.
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