Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Re: LT valve stem stabilizer
I have only seen them on angled valve stems, not straight ones. Centrifugal force bends the angled stems in toward the tire at speed, and it lets up when you slow down, causing a back and forth bending action. Straight stems that are aimed straight in toward the axle like the LT ones do not need anything. Wind is not strong enough to bend them. A straight one that is angled outward some can suffer the same bending action as the angled ones, but not as badly.
Best valve stem by far are the metal ones. Some of us scrap the rubber ones and convert to metal ones.
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