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I got some flush mount valve stems for my new wheels, and I really like them. On 17" wheels with a reverse rim there's plenty of clearance between the valve and the brake calipers. They give a nice clean look too.
It's pretty easy to air the tires up with the valve extender in place. You only use the extender when you fill up the tires. Just thought you guys might want to check them out. They would also come in handy for hardcore wheelers, where rocks can tear off regular valve stems.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/Product/tf-Browse/s-10101/Pr-p_Product.CATENTRY_ID:2003918/p-2003918/N-111+10201+600003835/c-10101





BTW, I haven't had time to polish my wheels yet. :eek:: And I'm lovin these Silent Armor tires. They're awesome in the rain. We haven't gotten any real snow yet. :sosad:
 

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There's an extender that screws into the valve. Click on the JC Whitney link. ^
 

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I clicked on the link but it only shows the valve stems?
Do you have a picture of the extender?
Is it something that you need to carry seperately ?
 

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Some other sites show the extender. Google: Gorilla flush valve stems.

Yeah, you need to carry it around in the glove box. It's about 2" long and it just screws into the valve.

I ordered a spare extender to keep at home.
 

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Pb said:
I got some flush mount valve stems for my new wheels, and I really like them. On 17" wheels with a reverse rim there's plenty of clearance between the valve and the brake calipers. They give a nice clean look too.
It's pretty easy to air the tires up with the valve extender in place. You only use the extender when you fill up the tires. Just thought you guys might want to check them out. They would also come in handy for hardcore wheelers, where rocks can tear off regular valve stems.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/Product/tf-Browse/s-10101/Pr-p_Product.CATENTRY_ID:2003918/p-2003918/N-111+10201+600003835/c-10101





BTW, I haven't had time to polish my wheels yet. :eek:: And I'm lovin these Silent Armor tires. They're awesome in the rain. We haven't gotten any real snow yet. :sosad:

Super clean look PB...once again the "master of modding" is at it again! :clap: :thumbup:
 

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Are those 9" wide wheels?
Yeah I think so. I forgot to measure them. I just told Boze Alloys the model of my truck, and that I wanted 17" wheels with 4.5" backspace. They figured out the rest of the measurements.
 

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Yeah I think so. I forgot to measure them. I just told Boze Alloys the model of my truck, and that I wanted 17" wheels with 4.5" backspace. They figured out the rest of the measurements.
Just curious, I just bought a set of KMC XD-Series 795 black Hoss wheels and the narrowest they had was 9" and was wanting a wider tire and those 275s look good on your truck and wheel.
 

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I had those a while ago on my rockcrawler. Good idea, but a PITA because the stems would strip out, or I'd lose one, whatever. When I got new tires, I had "low pro" stems put in instead. It does look good on a street truck, where you're not airing up/dpwn all the time...
 
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