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Tyre valves advice required any experts?
Just been to change tyres as the old ones are all week 50 / 2007
The tyre dealer started changing and balancing the new tyres and it wasnt until they had done 3 and stripped 2 more that i noticed that the new valve was much shorter that the original
This will be a big problem as i have double wheels on the back so with these short valves i wouldnt be able to check pressures ( already have a single valve extender each side where the double wheels fit together )
Now they told me that the shorter valves that they had fitted were more suitable for heavy commercial applications , the longer valves they had were TR418 which they thought wouldnt be correct
But the remaining tyre that they had yet to start on which is original factory fitted is also a TR418 valve
So any tyre valve experts out there who know anything about these valves
They were reluctant to fit them as the TR418 is rated at a maximum 4.5 bar cold pressure
My tyre presures front are 4.2 and rears 4.0 bar fully loaded
Last edited by trek; 11-09-2017 at 17:15.