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Metal fill valves on tire no good for offroading?

Discussion in 'Bill Burke' started by silverbullet05, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Jan 11, 2010 at 9:51 PM
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    silverbullet05

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    A buddy of mine was helping me with my skid plates. He noticed the metal fill valves on my tires and said that they can break when off roading and I should go get rubber ones installed. I think they are a end result of the tpms thing cuz my spare has the rubber one and it doesnt have a sensor. Is this something to consider?
     
  2. Jan 12, 2010 at 6:03 AM
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    I have never heard of any one breaking a metal stem while wheeling. I am not saying it can't be done, just that it is highly unlikely. You would have to have one of those "wrong place/wrong time" moments.
     
  3. Jan 12, 2010 at 7:21 AM
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    They seem plenty strong. I wouldnt worry about it.
     
  4. Jan 13, 2010 at 9:03 AM
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    I've rubbed two out myself!

    If you don't play with rocks rubbing against your rims, you may never have a problem. If you have a wheel where they are set way back in your rim may be another situation that you may not worry. - Also, I would love to have ones that have a digital output ranging from 12 psi to 40 psi. I go between a couple of different settings depending upon rock crawling, desert running and being on the road (my kind of hybrid).
     
  5. Jan 13, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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    TMI!!!
     
  6. Jan 13, 2010 at 9:23 AM
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    Do you still have them installed in your after market wheels?
     
  7. Jan 13, 2010 at 11:19 AM
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    Nope. But I occasionally look for other systems that might give me an individual tire reading - Like I said, I would love to know that a tire was loosing air while I am aired down.:)
     
  8. Jan 13, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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    I might stop and have them taken out. I know someone who owns a tire shop and wont charge me.
     
  9. Jan 13, 2010 at 8:59 PM
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    I don't mean to scare you - I would love to have them, it's just that with the wheels I currently have, they are just asking to be broken off.
     
  10. Jan 14, 2010 at 12:15 PM
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    I had to go fix a water leak at the shop this morning so I had the guys at the tire shop pull the sensors. better safe than sorry
     
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