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Old 09-10-2022, 06:18 PM   #1
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Tire valve stem question

I got all new tires a few weeks ago and I just got a tire pressure gauge in the mail today. When I went to check the pressure on my duallys, I realized that the back tires are aligned in such a way that I can't get the gauge on the stems for the inside tires. Am I correct in thinking that the tire place should have aligned the tires so I can access the inside stems through the holes in the outside wheels? Or do I have to get some kind of separate t-gadget to check the inner pressures?

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Old 09-10-2022, 06:35 PM   #2
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they should have aligned .... bummer

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Old 09-10-2022, 07:15 PM   #3
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yeppers they shouldve!! and when I have tires put on I have extended valve stems installed.. for the outer wheel its a U-shape.. for the inner wheel its a longer straight stem... I would drive that bus right back to the tire shop and aks them to align the hand holes so you can check em at least..
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Thanks guys! I'll take it back on Monday and get things straightened out - so to speak.
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if they werent smart enough to align them why give them a second chance to not torque the lug nuts???
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if they werent smart enough to align them why give them a second chance to not torque the lug nuts???
Ha.This happens..
Here in Jacksonville, FL a bus driver lost a wheel while transporting students. Happened again the following week.
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i-team-bus-contractor-launches-internal-investigation-into-wheels-falling-off-buses
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Yay, something else to worry about.
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just curious....
is your new tire gauge a standard truck pressure gauge?

i ask, because the regular pressure gauge is kind of a t style head. works both directions.

iirc, on my rear tires, the inner air stem faces out, and the outer air stem faces in, in holes 180 degrees apart on the rims.

i check pressure in between both tires and use both sides of my t style pressure gauge in the process.

a new pressure gauge with a single head may not work on duallys.
https://www.iowa80.com/pd/dual-head-air-chuck/00690/
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just curious....
is your new tire gauge a standard truck pressure gauge?

i ask, because the regular pressure gauge is kind of a t style head. works both directions.

iirc, on my rear tires, the inner air stem faces out, and the outer air stem faces in, in holes 180 degrees apart on the rims.

i check pressure in between both tires and use both sides of my t style pressure gauge in the process.

a new pressure gauge with a single head may not work on duallys.
https://www.iowa80.com/pd/dual-head-air-chuck/00690/
This is the one I got.
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that should work.

here is a link describing the placement of the air stems.

https://www.discounttire.com/learn/dually-tires
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