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      06-29-2012, 05:35 PM   #1
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So I checked my new tires' pressure for the first time and discovered that the tire stem(?) is shorter than it used to be: why is that? Now, I can't use my tire pressure indicator effectively, so is there an easy solution, like some sort of 'stem extender', etc? Thx.
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I would make a stop at Canadian Tire, I am sure they have an extension for your tire pressure gauge. Give it a try.

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      06-30-2012, 03:24 AM   #3
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^That's what I thought but the guy on the phone said "no"...maybe he doesn't know his products?

Just wondering if the shop that installed my new tires should give me a longer stem or would they charge extra? The stem is shorter than it was (not sure if new tires entails new stems or they just use the old ones?).
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So I checked my new tires' pressure for the first time and discovered that the tire stem(?) is shorter than it used to be: why is that? Now, I can't use my tire pressure indicator effectively, so is there an easy solution, like some sort of 'stem extender', etc? Thx.

Do a Google search on "Tire Valve Stem Extension" you'll find all sizes and lengths.
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My stem is pretty long. Sorry you have short one. I've seen ads for stem extenders but I can't vouch for their safety.
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If I buy an extender, I'll only put it on when I'm checking my pressure; not on permanently.

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Just wondering if the shop that installed my new tires should give me a longer stem or would they charge extra? The stem is shorter than it was (not sure if new tires entails new stems or they just use the old ones?).
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If I buy an extender, I'll only put it on when I'm checking my pressure; not on permanently.

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That is correct, you only need one you can then use it on all four tires. As suggested google it or have a look here ---> Click to open

Canadian Tire or order one on line. God Luck
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Just wondering if the shop that installed my new tires should give me a longer stem or would they charge extra? The stem is shorter than it was (not sure if new tires entails new stems or they just use the old ones?).
What's the policy on this...?
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