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Old 03-14-2007
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Default How to check/fill dually air pressure

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Just purchased a new 07 5.9 dually. Iit appears that I need to remove the center caps/wheel covers to check and fill air in the rear duals. Is this correct? Thanks in advance.

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You can get some of these for the air valves. http://automotive-hardware.com/tire-supp...CFQgTWAodMEgMqA It is just a pita to get to those inner ones.
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Old 03-15-2007
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Default Re: How to check/fill dually air pressure

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: HR Dennis</div><div class="ubbcode-body">To All
Just purchased a new 07 5.9 dually. Iit appears that I need to remove the center caps/wheel covers to check and fill air in the rear duals. Is this correct? Thanks in advance.

HR Dennis </div></div>

Hi asked the same question some time ago. Here is the link:

Inflating duallies

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Old 03-15-2007
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Nod- I get denied access to your link.

HR Dennis, you can buy valve stem extenders at a lot of places, rv shops, most auto parts stores. Find the ones that you like and install, and its no issue.
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Yes it is a PITA to check the inside tire air pressure.

If you do decide to go with valve stem extenders just be careful about where you drive as too much mud stuffed between the tires or to many rocks from driving fast off pavement can cause the extenders to break and the you have a flat.

When installing the extenders make sure you tighten them good as they also have a tendency to come loose and leak. The guys at my tire shop do not recommend them, but at the same time I know some people that have had really good luck with them.

Just don't buy the cheapest ones you can find- you get what you pay for!


Just my .02 worth.

P.S. I am the tire manager for a oil rig moving company and am in charge of keep approximately 1500tires rolling on a daily basis.
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Default Re: How to check/fill dually air pressure

Purchased some stainless steel extenders from Genos Garage - some where around 30$ a set.
I also got rid of the junk factory rubber valve stems as my right front popped standing still with 3000 miles on the truck - replaced all 7 with a steal valve. No problems no more.
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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: The Big Kid</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Nod- I get denied access to your link.

HR Dennis, you can buy valve stem extenders at a lot of places, rv shops, most auto parts stores. Find the ones that you like and install, and its no issue. </div></div>

The link worked when I posted it and I just clicked it again and it worked. I guess it is just the wonderful world of computers!! Someone had posted a link to some really nice metal valve stem extensions but they were really expensive. Plus the tires had to be taken off the rim to get them installed. Perhaps when I hit the lotto I will go that route. They are nice!!

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Here is the link to the ones I thought were pretty smooth:

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