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Old 09-10-2015, 12:10 AM   #1
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Dually tire help

Need some information from you that have Dually tires on tow vehicle. I just purchased a new Dually and want to be able to air up rear tires easier than what I am able to now. Has anyone put valve stem extensions on? Am concerned with wheel balance if add extension. So, what have you done to make checking tires and adding air easier? Thanks for any assistance you can give. Bruce
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Old 09-10-2015, 12:25 AM   #2
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Can't help as I'm running a TPMS and don't think the sensors would like extensions.
But I do feel your pain reaching the valve of those inner duals.
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Old 09-10-2015, 02:27 AM   #3
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We had the extensions on our MH we just sold. It had 20" tires on it and was a pain to get to the inside rims. They worked great and never a problem. These were the breaded stainless kind with a small clip to attach to simulators so stayed straight. Came from the factory with them. It's possible they will work with the TPM's with the bracket but never tried.

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Old 09-10-2015, 02:33 AM   #4
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I have an 08 GMC with the plastic wheel covers. After switching to metal valve stems, I used 3" extensions for a couple of years. For me, the balance was never a problem. I now have the TST 507 TPMS with flow thru sensors. I no longer need the extensions. I do have to remove the wheel covers for access. Your truck I think, should have the aluminum wheels the have better access to the valves.

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Old 09-10-2015, 04:35 AM   #5
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Bruce, I've got the sensors also & still a PITA, there are several times I've had to have the DW put them back on as her hands are much smaller. I'd think if you have the metal stems the extensions wouldn't hurt a thing.
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Old 09-10-2015, 12:33 PM   #6
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Bruce, I've got the sensors also & still a PITA, there are several times I've had to have the DW put them back on as her hands are much smaller. I'd think if you have the metal stems the extensions wouldn't hurt a thing.
Thanks Danny. Do you run sensors on all four rear tires as well as the front?
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I just had a set of Michelins LTZ's installed on my 2014 Ram 3500 DRW, I tried to get Discount Tire to replace the inside valve stems (rubber) with some longer, metal stems. They refused, because of the factory TPMS. So, for now, I'm stuck with the little short plastic extensions on the inside duals. The outside are metal.
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Old 09-10-2015, 04:00 PM   #8
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Let us know how you like the Michelins. I'm going to have to replace at least the 4 on the rear in the next 3-4k miles. A number of the Ford Duallys have had "issues" with the Michelins as far as tracking and a general "wandering" in the lane. I've always had Michelins on my trucks but the last truck I had problems with them and I'm just a bit gunshy.


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I'm very happy with my Firestone HTs. When did OEM installed TPMS come to duallys? My 08 doesn't have them and weren't required.

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Let us know how you like the Michelins. I'm going to have to replace at least the 4 on the rear in the next 3-4k miles. A number of the Ford Duallys have had "issues" with the Michelins as far as tracking and a general "wandering" in the lane. I've always had Michelins on my trucks but the last truck I had problems with them and I'm just a bit gunshy.


Leaning towards Firestone Transport HT. Really good reviews and priced right.
I had Michelin LTX M/S2 on my 2008 Dodge DRW and loved them. They are softer so don't last as long but grip great in all weather.
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