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Hey guys, for those of you who run duallys on your truck how do you deal with the hassle of adding/checking the air in your rear tires? I’m considering some valve stem extensions or some all new metal valve stems that are long enough to air up easily.

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Borg valve stems. You have to take the tires off and replace your existing stems.


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Just get the correct air pressure gauge and it's no big deal. Adding air is the same thing.

I've had three different sets of extensions, and all three leaked. One set leaked immediately, one leaked after a couple months, and one set lasted nearly three years, but also rubbed on the sidewall of the tire and darned near wore through the sidewall. Now I just use a proper tire pressure gauge.


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fj12ryder wrote:

Just get the correct air pressure gauge and it's no big deal. Adding air is the same thing.

I've had three different sets of extensions, and all three leaked. One set leaked immediately, one leaked after a couple months, and one set lasted nearly three years, but also rubbed on the sidewall of the tire and darned near wore through the sidewall. Now I just use a proper tire pressure gauge.

I do this, a 2 sided gauge. The biggest problem that I've had is Les Schwab techs being smart enough to offset rear wheels when having them rotated and in a couple of instances, removing the valve cap on the inner tire.


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Double ended airchuck and pressure gauge. ZERO ISSUES.

BTW LesSchwab and Smart Techs don’t belong in the same sentence.


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Correct head, and pressure gauge as mentioned. No issues in 30 years of owning a DW rig of some sort!

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I went to a local auto parts store and purchased the all in one chuck. The chuck fits both ways as needed and after adding air it gives you a instant air reading. No issues and much cheaper and reliable than extensions.


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I have the dual ended gauge and air chuck, but the holes in my wheels are too small to get my hands in to get the caps off. Borg brass stems, best $110 I ever spent.

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blownstang01 wrote:

I have the dual ended gauge and air chuck, but the holes in my wheels are too small to get my hands in to get the caps off. Borg brass stems, best $110 I ever spent.

You must be a Les Schwab customer too. No caps.

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OE inner valve stems work great on my RAM with no cap to remove.

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