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Valve Stems Differences

This was kind of interesting and maybe i am the last one to find out but how many of you new their was a difference in valve stems??? The reason I say this is because when I have new set of tires and wheels put together for me at one of the local tire dealers i assume they are putting in the correct valve stem for the tire load range application.
One of the guys I work with had a tire blow out on the rear of his truck and took that tire to a Firestone dealer and was told that the stem blew out due to it was a incorrect air pressure rated stem. it was the firestone dealer that told him who ever install the tires install the incorrect valve stems. The stems that were put on his wheels were only rated for 65 psi max and plus what he found was that the other three were dry roting. The original tire shop did not know that they were using incorrect stems and theres no telling how many 3/4 ton and 1 ton trucks that this one shop alone has put the wrong stems on. Dont assume that the tire shop you trust with your life and your family's life knows what they are doing. do a goggle and take a look at the number of law suits their are for incorrect valve stem usage. should have put some attachments, but was in a hurry.
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Yup there is a differance. quite a price differance to

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I didn't know that either, good info, thanks for the heads up!

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Never gave it any thought, thanks.
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Check out this web site it was very interesting info...

http://techno-fandom.org/~hobbit/cars/valvestem/

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I made that a sticky in my head. I did not know that info.

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I have had a valve stem fail on me 3 years ago. After getting off the freeway and doing some back road carving to bypass the traffic I stopped at a red light in front of a Americas tire co. and within 5 seconds my right rear tire went flat I heard the stem fail and my 33in tire on my Toyota truck was flat so i limped it to atc and had them check it out thinking that my tire plug had blown out from the heat (107F outside) and pressure they came back telling me nope just your stem failed ever since then I only run clamp in valves with the retaining nut like these! while my tire was getting fixed and I waited to start my shift a my second job I thought about how if my stem would have let go ten min. earlier I would have spun out on Patterson pass road a one way strip of pavement though the hills and canyons of the altamont pass I could have easily spun off the road at 70mph and fell 200-500ft off the hill side. NEVER AGAIN! I keep 4 stems in my garage so if they are ever needed I have spares!! (if Schwab's dose not have them in)
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Yup there is a differance. quite a price differance to
If you are paying $400 in commuter car tires or $2000 in truck tires what is 40 bucks to keep air in them correctly

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