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Old 01-24-2014, 02:39 AM   #1
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Default Need help with TPMS clearance issue with Vossen

I have Vossen CV5 where the air nozzle location is in the middle of the rim. With the TPMS installed the valve stem is hitting on top of my brake calipers. I talked to the tire shop and they told me TPMS valve stems are standard size and nothing they can do. Does anyone have any suggestions or idea how to work around it? It's only hitting less than 5mm. And please don't tell me to just take off the TPMS.



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Yesterday I got new tires and TPMS sensor put on(was running without previously). Drove it home without issue then late at night decided to take it onto the highway. On the highway after accelerating in the tunnel a bit the TPMS light came on in the car and my tire went flat. This morning the tire shop noticed the valve core is completely missing. After they put on new valve stem and test fit on my car they realize valve stem is hitting on top of the calipers so I guess what happened is it eventually broke apart after the repeated hits. So now my car is still at tire shop since I can't drive it with TPMS hitting and they haven't figure out how to solve it.
Oh and I destroyed a brand new MPSS tire that was put on just hours earlier.
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Is it possible to convert to the band type TPMS sensors? I think somebody makes a small valve stem but I have no clue if it will clear a caliper any better than the current sensor
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I bought two TPMS adapters and brought it to the shop and they suggested not to use them since they always have trouble with those. I then mentioned the band type and they think those might work so they will order some in to try.
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I bought two TPMS adapters and brought it to the shop and they suggested not to use them since they always have trouble with those. I then mentioned the band type and they think those might work so they will order some in to try.
Hope that works for you man. I was gonna say other than shorter stems, you might have had to take them to a machine shop & have them machined shorter, cut off & re-threaded. I hope I don't get into the same situation on my wheels next week.
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Wasn't there when they installed it but seems to have worked. Driving without issues now. Thanks for the help
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Look for aftermarket ones with the short rubber valve stem like this:

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They should have universal ones here: http://www.tpmsoutlet.com/
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