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Americana Metal, Bolt-In Valve Stem - 1-1/4" Long

Americana Metal, Bolt-In Valve Stem - 1-1/4" Long

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Bolt-in, metal valve stem is 1-1/4" long and fits through 0.453" and 0.625" diameter rim holes on trailer wheels. Great Prices for the best tire repair tools from Americana. Americana Metal, Bolt-In Valve Stem - 1-1/4" Long part number AM20906 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Americana Tire Repair Tools - AM20906

  • Valve Stems
  • Bolt-In Stem
  • 200 psi
  • Silver
  • Americana
  • Chrome
  • 10 Inch Tire
  • 12 Inch Tire
  • 13 Inch Tire
  • 14 Inch Tire
  • 15 Inch Tire
  • 16 Inch Tire
  • 17.5 Inch

Bolt-in, metal valve stem is 1-1/4" long and fits through 0.453" and 0.625" diameter rim holes on trailer wheels.


Features:

  • Valve stem provides inflation point for tire
  • Rated for over 100 psi
  • Includes 2 rubber grommets
    • One fits 0.453" holes
    • One fits 0.625" holes
  • Chrome plated brass construction
  • Simple bolt-in installation


Specs:

  • Length: 1-1/4"
  • Rim hole diameters: 0.453" and 0.625"


Note: This valve stem should be installed using a single grommet. Do not use both of the included grommets to install this valve stem.



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Video of Americana Metal, Bolt-In Valve Stem - 1-1/4" Long

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Americana Metal Bolt-In Valve Stem Review

Hey everybody, how's it going Today we're gonna be going over and showing you how to install the Americana Metal bolt-in valve stem. So, here's what our valve stem is gonna look like when we have it installed on our wheel here. Now, the main difference between this valve stem and the other ones you're gonna see on the market is that this one's metal and most of the other ones are rubber, because they're more cost effective. So, you may be wondering why you would want a metal valve stem. Well, this is pretty simple. In regards to trailer wheels, the metal valve stems actually have a much higher pressure rating.

This one here is rated for over 100 PSI. Now, granted, they don't give a max PSI, but you'll be comfortable to go over 100 without any issues, and most trailer wheels aren't gonna go too much over that. So, one of the most common questions we get here at etrailer is people want to upgrade the tires on their trailer, that's usually the first thing they do when they get a trailer, they wanna upgrade to a higher load range or a higher-ply tire so they have more room for air and they can load more in their trailer. So, when doing this, they're concerned about the PSI rating. So, obviously the trailer tire you're gonna be using is gonna have a new PSI rating, usually higher than the one that we're replacing it with.

Therefore they're worrying about the wheel being a weak point. Well, that's a really good question, but the trailer wheels actually don't have a PSI rating. The PSI rating comes from the valve stem itself. So, a lot of the rubber valve stems that come installed in your wheels from the factory, now I can't speak for all of them, but I would say a good rule of thumb is those usually limit themselves to about 65 PSI. So if you go with a higher load range tire that requires more PSI in the tire and wheel, you will need to upgrade the valve stem, and that's where this metal bolt-in valve stem comes into play.

In regards to compatibility, you're really not gonna have any issues here with this valve stem, it's gonna fit pretty much any trailer wheel option on the market. Now we'll go into this a little bit more further in the video, but basically, there's two standard valve stem hole sizes. If you have a 16 inch and up wheel, it's gonna use a larger size. And if you have anything under that, it's gonna use the smaller size and no matter which you have, this is gonna work with both. So if you guys are using any TPMS sensors with your trailer wheels, they're gonna work just fine with these valve stems.

You're not gonna have any issues at all. So to start our installation today, we're gonna take our wheel here and we're gonna locate the valve stem hole. For our particular wheel, it's gonna be located down here. Now this could change, depending on the orientation of your wheel. So what we need to do is we can do one of two things. So we can either measure that valve stem hole with a set of calipers, or we could just simply note the diameter of our wheel. So this is a 15-inch-diameter wheel. And I know the 15-inch-diameter wheel uses that smaller valve stem, because there's actually two standard sizes. We have a smaller one, then we have a larger one. So the larger ones are gonna be on your 16 and up inch wheel. So if you have a wheel that's 16 inches in diameter or larger, you're gonna be using the larger grommet. Whereas if you have a wheel that's 15 or smaller, you're gonna be using the smaller grommet. Now what I mean by that is if we take our valve stem here, we take a closer look at it. I'm gonna take off the cap here. And then we're gonna have a nut here along with a washer. There's actually two grommets that are on this valve stem already. We got the smaller one up front here, and we have this larger one in the back. So we don't want to install it with both of those grommets in place. You do wanna remove them, because we're gonna be using this one, which is the smaller one. So go ahead and take that larger grommet off there. You can clearly see they're two different sizes and one of them is quite larger than the other. So because we have a 15-inch-wheel, we're gonna be using the smaller one here. Just go ahead and slip that into position, just like so. So now we'll take our partially-assembled valve stem and we'll place that up through the hole in our wheel. I'm gonna place on that retaining ring there. And then I'm going to take our little jam nut here, snug it up. Now to tighten this down, we're gonna take a 5 1/2 millimeter Allen key and there's actually gonna be an Allen head on the bottom of the valve stem there that this should go into, and then we're gonna use that to hold it, and then we're gonna tighten our nut on top with a 14 millimeter socket. Now there isn't any sort of torque spec for this, you're just gonna be tightening it by feel. You don't need to go completely overboard, but it does need to be pretty snug. So just use your common sense here. You should be fine. Now go ahead and put some air in your tires there. We always recommend here at etrailer to fill the tires to the maximum PSI listed on the side wall and that's while the tire is cold, then you'll go ahead and just screw on the valve caps and that's gonna do it for your installation. So we've got one of our wheels done here. Now we just need to repeat those same few steps on the other wheels for our trailer. But once we do, that's gonna do it today for our look and installation of the Americana Metal bolt-in valve stem..

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Americana Metal, Bolt-In Valve Stem - 1-1/4" Long - AM20906

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (495 Customer Reviews)

Bolt-in, metal valve stem is 1-1/4" long and fits through 0.453" and 0.625" diameter rim holes on trailer wheels.

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Changed to these metal valve stems to ensure reliabilty and allow me to use TPMS. I always use etrailer as they have high quality products and I appreciate their in depth tecnical knowledge along with their sales support. I also like that they keep track of what I purchased in the past, in case I want to buy the same item again.



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I purchase the valve to install in a portable sprayer so I don't end up going into cardiac arrest pumping up the air pressure by hand. I expect to install the valve so I can use my air compressor. Have not done it yet, so I only gave it 4 stars based on the quality of the item and the timely delivery. If it works (not defective), I will bump it up a star.
Sal

Sal

6/12/2023

Working out as intended and expected.

Etrailer Expert

Mike L.

9/6/2023

@Sal We're glad to hear the # AM20906 valve stems are working well for you. Thanks!

Sal

9/6/2023

Works great.

Etrailer Expert

Mike L.

10/28/2023

@Sal We're glad to hear that!


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Purchased this valve stem on the advice of etrailer to accompany the wheels I was purchasing. This valve stem will not work with the wheels I purchased, even though it was recommended by etrailer's "expert". They are simply not compatible as the washer and nut will not fit the hole for the valve stem on the wheel. Very disappointed. Not a lot of trust in etrailer.

Etrailer Expert

Brooke M.

9/22/2023

It looks like if it werent for the washer, that valve should have worked. I reached out to the manufacturer about this and they agree with you! I will have our customer service team reach out to you about this. Americana did say that part # AM20903 or part #AM20904 will be compatible with the rims you have.



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The metal valve stems are outstanding. I would rate them a 5. However, one of mine arrived missing the nut and washer. I had to wait longer but was glad etrailer sent a replacement valve stem.



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I added these stainless steel valve stems to my American Racing Torq-Thrust II polished aluminum rims on my 1968 C10 pickup. They are a big appearance improvement over the old metal + rubber stems. And they add more reliability too! The next step is to add them to the rims on my double axle trailer.



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Very impressed w the quality of the wheels. Had 2 steel wheels crack so thankfull that won’t be an issue with these. They also made my trailer look so much better!



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We did not receive the valve stems in our order.



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Great product nice fit and finish will purchase again for my next set of trailer wheels



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One of the valve stems came damage and could not use. The rubber washer was cut. When I went to the tire place I openned the package and that when the guy showed me the stem was no good. I had to buy one from him.



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Rims are still turning heads

Etrailer Expert

Katrina D.

1/19/2024

Hubba hubba, hopefully no one is getting whiplash.



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Great customer service. Valve stems will not work for these wheels. Will need to send them back



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Still working great after a year! Installed these on my 1-ton truck and 36ft 5th wheel RV rims in order to provide rigid support for stem-mounted Tire Pressure Monitor Sensors.



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I purchased these valve stems for my camper. I was concerned I may not be able to tighten them up because there is not a lot of room around where the stem comes through the rim I watched the video they had about them and they did not say the socket size so I called and was informed a 7/16 or 1/2 socket I checked a 1/2 socket and it fit so I ordered them when they arrived it takes a 9/16 socket. So a 9/16 socket will not fit. So no way to instill them. They look like they are made nice and of quality. I just wish they had of told me the right size or showed it in there video.



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PROMPT DELIVERY ON A GREAT PRODUCT. AS GOOD AS IT GETS



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Excellent product. So much better than rubber valve stem. Had read concerns about rubber valve stems and stem mounted TPMS sensors so we went with metal. Glad we did.



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Trailer wheel matches the 4 our new to us lq horse trailer, and now have a reliable spare for peace of mind while travelling. High pressure valve stem completed the package.



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PERFECT FIT ON WHEELS FROM ETRAILER... LOOK SHARP.. WILL BUY FROM AGAIN

Munster 5.

6/11/2018

No problems, like them.



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Great service from the etailer team!



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A little more cost than what I wanted until I got them here. I fount the quality to be much better than in the picture so well worth the little extra cost



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Needed new valve stem for spare tire and wanted to replace the old rubber valve stem. e-trailer had just what i needed and at a reasonable cost with free shipping! whoo hoo!



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Dealing with etrailer has been a nightmare. Neverending backorder and then finally product is in stock (months later than projected) but my order is cancelled because I didn't respond within 24 hours to reauthorize payment. Had to start all over again. My order finally arrives (again months later than projected) with only half of what I ordered delivered - even though my order shows fulfilled. Total B.S.

Etrailer Expert

Brooke M.

11/22/2022

I am so sorry to hear how stressful all this has been. Thank you for bringing it to our attention and giving us another chance to get things straightened out. I have already sent your information to our customer service team and they will be getting in touch with you.



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The stems are working well. The top washer that comes with each stem was to large for the holes in the aluminum wheels. I had to do a fair amount of research to find stainless washers that fit tight against the threads and were .100 smaller in diameter. After I found those the stems were installed and so far they are working well.

John

8/10/2022

Everything is working well.



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Never had a problem with etrailer until today. I ordered 5 steel valve stems and one came with no nut. Not the end of the world, but still disappointing. Hopefully Customer service will just send me the nut.



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Great products and great prices. Excellent customer service. Quick shipping.



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Worked well


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