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Old 08-01-2017, 08:05 PM   #1
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Air valve extensions - Axis

Is there an alternative to the factory air valve extensions on the rear wheels? I have never in my life had so much trouble with extensions. I'm ready to rip off the wheel covers and have something welded to the wheels! They spin around, will not stay tight in the wheel. This has been since new and CW claimed they took care of it. Now I'm crawling around on the concrete trying to see and get air in the tires before leaving tomorrow on a long trip. I'm pretty sure of 3 but that 4th inside wheel has somewhere between 30 and 80 lbs now. I wanna break something! Should have left well enough alone at 78lbs but noooooo, I had to have 80. Did I mention working in full sun and its 90 degrees?
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Old 08-01-2017, 09:11 PM   #2
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I think I got my valve extensions from NAPA. Haven't had any problems with them so far. I safety wire the hubcaps on to the rims to prevent the extensions being ripped off if a hubcap decides to let go. If this happens you will have two flat tires quickly according to a guy I know that it happened to on a rainy night crossing the Tapanzee bridge.
And yeah, crawling around in FL on hot pavement can get old in a hurry. I use thick cardboard to lay down for low work.
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Old 08-01-2017, 10:28 PM   #3
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I think I got my valve extensions from NAPA. Haven't had any problems with them so far. I safety wire the hubcaps on to the rims to prevent the extensions being ripped off if a hubcap decides to let go. If this happens you will have two flat tires quickly according to a guy I know that it happened to on a rainy night crossing the Tapanzee bridge.
And yeah, crawling around in FL on hot pavement can get old in a hurry. I use thick cardboard to lay down for low work.
Thanks, I'll check with NAPA. Good idea on the safety wire.
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Old 08-01-2017, 11:05 PM   #4
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Forgot to mention also just in case you haven't installed them before; no need to remove outer tire, just remove hub cap and both stems are accessible.
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Old 08-01-2017, 11:34 PM   #5
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Roger dodger. Thanks.
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Old 08-01-2017, 11:46 PM   #6
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Maybe try some Loc-Tite on threads.
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