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post #1 of 4 Old 09-11-2019, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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Best dualie valve extension?

I purchased a used F-350 with dualies, and I find I can't get to the inner valve stem. There are a lot of different valve stem extensions, what have people found most useful? There are angled short ones that would still require a longer fill wand than is usually found at fill stations, there are long flexible ones - some clamp on the outer wheel, but some seem like they'd flop around without a clamp. And, there are some solid extensions without a clamp, where the centrifugal force would seem to cause failure over time.

I'm having new tires installed (that's a big bullet to bite!) so I'd like to have the wheels balanced with the extensions in place, since they all appear to weigh even more than normal wheel weights and I have to believe their weight would make a difference in the balance.

What have people found to be the best solution for dualie valve extensions?
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If the tire guy knows what he is doing, he will place the two wheels (inside and outside) so that the valve stems are on opposite sides and be sure that the inner tire is accessible. This way you don't need to hunt for the inner valve stem because you know it's simply opposite of the outside wheel's stem. Having said that, the only way this is going to happen is for you to stand there and tell him to do this. As for the stem design, I use an extension that's probably 1.5" or 2" at most. Once the inner stem is located properly, you should have a full wheel hole to access the stem and using a standard air chuck, you should be able to easily inflate the inner tire even without an extension.
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I had an 02 dually and now a 14 dually. The valve stems had to be clocked so the stems were in the same location. I could get to the inside and outside with an angled head air chuck and gauge. The inside did take a little effort.

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I have my valve stems opposite each other on my dually. The angled head air chuck works fine. No hassle except I need to remove my chrome wheel covers to get to them.
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