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Airing up the spare

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by sawdust, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. Dec 30, 2007 at 7:00 AM
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    piercedtiger

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    That's a good idea! I used those when I had to work on my house to meet inspection before we could buy it. Electricity wasn't hooked up when we started, and didn't want to run the bill up before we owned it when there were several lights we couldn't turn off. So I'd hang two of those lights over the bed to see while loading the trucks and kill the breakers in the house.

    Now, I'll probably just turn these on... :D
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  2. Jan 1, 2008 at 8:35 PM
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    sawdust

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    Now that's useful info. After waffling based upon the discussion here, I'm back to my original idea. I'm off to do some searching.
     
  3. Jan 2, 2008 at 9:01 AM
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    sawdust

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    I just found something that looks perfect. It's specifically for spare tires. I need to crawl back under the truck to make sure 36 inches is a good length.

    If anyone else is interested it seems "tire valve extension" is the magic search term to use. Adding "flexible" sometimes help narrow down the search.
     
  4. Jan 2, 2008 at 11:35 AM
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    danusa

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    I like the Steamlight Stinger. There is an LED version out now, but this will do.
     
  5. Jan 8, 2008 at 3:29 PM
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    sawdust

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    I just found a cheaper alternative to extend the spare tire valve stem and wanted to document it here. $6 (then that again in shipping)
     
  6. Aug 8, 2008 at 8:46 PM
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    If you attach an extension air pressure hose onto the spare tire, the metal screw that compresses the valve in the stem will trigger the remote air pressure sensor inside the tire and send a signal to the dash, thus your remote air pressure sensor will ALWAYS be on.
     
  7. Aug 9, 2008 at 1:15 PM
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    sawdust

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    I've had it on for a few months now and that has not been a problem. Thanks for posting though.
     
  8. Aug 9, 2008 at 6:35 PM
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    Shhh! the wife thinks I dont do mods on trucks anymore
    I have the double sided airchuck like you would use for duallys and it works just fine on the stock rim spare .I reach around wit hone hand to hold it in place and still the chuck through teh stiock rim wordks real easy.
     
  9. Jun 6, 2009 at 6:50 AM
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  10. Jun 6, 2009 at 7:09 AM
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    Flip tire over and attach stainless braided air hose, and route hose through trailer light electrical panel under bumper. You will never have to get under the truck to check your spare tire pressure, or fill it, again. Like this:

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  11. Sep 24, 2012 at 3:42 PM
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    Flipped my spare over today.. No problem at all on my '13...

    Now I can check the air pressure without dropping the spare! :D

    Easiest MOD there is?? :laugh:

    (It must be that Toyota wants to prevent scratching the front of the wheel when it is dropped to the ground)....
     
  12. Sep 24, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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    damn that is well played
     
  13. Jan 21, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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  14. Jan 21, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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  15. Jan 21, 2013 at 10:17 AM
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    Did yaa do it dude, was 36" long enough to go to the trailer plug in area:typing:
     
  16. Jan 9, 2014 at 7:09 PM
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    Spare Tire Mod is done when you do the rear differential breather mod!

    My new 2005 had the valve stem pointed down (correctly). My new 2010 (same exact tire) had the stem up... It is flipped down now, and that was 3 1/2 years ago and NO ISSUES!
     
  18. Jan 10, 2014 at 9:51 AM
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  19. Jan 10, 2014 at 4:01 PM
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    TPMS is Tire Pressure Monitor System.
    It warns you when any one of your tires including your spare tire has low tire pressure
     
  20. Jan 11, 2014 at 7:56 PM
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