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Old 10-16-2020, 08:19 PM   #1
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Valve extension supports

A year or so ago, I ordered the rear duelly valve extensions and had them installed when I bought new tires. The inner tire had a long straight valve stem that fit into a grommet (rubber stabilizers) in the outer rim hole.

However the valve stem from the outer tire itself did a 180 through the rim hole with no stabilizer.
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I did have an issue a few months ago where the outer valve stem loosed from vibration and the tire went flat. I pulled that tire off, broke the bead, and tightened the nut holding the valve.

Last week I ordered two more stabilizers for the 2” hole and installed them today.

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Since the stem is off-center and close to the edge of the hole in the rim, I had to modify the stabilizer with a utility knife.

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Using a flat head screwdriver, I was able to install the stabilizer however I didn’t like that the stabilizer hole was now a slot.

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Using some rubber cement, I was able to ram the piece I cut out back into the slot to give all around support for the stem.

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Completed job with stabilizers on both stems.
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As a footnote, if I had to do it again, I would try drilling a new hole near the edge and feeding the valve through the new hole.
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Nice project report. Thanks for the pictures.
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Old 10-17-2020, 12:47 AM   #3
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RVThere, the holes in my Rims are 1-1/2 “ & the Rim Thickness is 3/16”.

I like how you corrected yours to fit the Stem location.

Where did you buy your Rubber Stabilizers?

This what was previously able to find:

Some sort of OEM,

https://www.shinyrv.com/product/valv...round-vhrg1-5/

Generic Rubber Grommet with a little large internal hole,

https://www.rubberfeetwarehouse.com/...ts-1-1-2-holes

I never pulled the trigger and ordered as I had too many other things that needed repair, and kept my repair attention.

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RVThere, the holes in my Rims are 1-1/2 “ & the Rim Thickness is 3/16”.

Where did you buy your Rubber Stabilizers?

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This is where I bought mine. They have the 1.5" size too:

https://yourtireshopsupply.com/produ...iameter-vhrg15
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