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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 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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Americana Tire Repair Tools - AM20906

  • Valve Stems
  • Bolt-In Stem
  • 200 psi
  • Silver
  • Chrome
  • Americana

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   (399 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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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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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.


Comments
Everything is working well.
John - 08/10/2022


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Washers are too big to fit aluminum wheels. These stems were purchased along with a set of wheels, and they do not fit correctly.




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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.


Comments
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.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 11/22/2022


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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 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




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Great service and tires!!




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Great products and even better customer service. Thanks to Jamie for being very helpful and courteous.




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Did not fit the aluminum rims I also bought, nut and washer would not fit into recessed hole, had to have tire shop put rubber ones... seemed nice other than that.


Comments
You mentioned that the stems did not fit into the recessed hole on the aluminum rims and I had a few questions that I wanted to ask. Do you the diameter of the recessed hole on the rim? Were you only using one grommet? Was the PSI of the tire over 100?
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 02/04/2022
Item #AM22627 is the rim Item #AM20906 is the valve stem The valve stem nut and washer will not fit in the recessed hole in the rim for the valve stem. If you get the two items and fit them together you will see. The rubber grommet fit fine
-- comment by: Garry - 02/04/2022
I reached out to the American and for rim part # AM22627, the valve area is recessed on the face side of the wheel. Unfortunately, this recess is not large enough for the washer on the AM20906 valve and requires the use of a pull type valve like part # AM20904. The AM20904 valve exceeds the pressure requirements for highest pressure 15 inch tire.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 02/04/2022


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Returned them because they wouldn’t fit the aluminum wheels that I have.




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Great quality, hard to find valves that hold 115 PSI.


Comments
Very solid for 110 PSI tires, held same pressure for 6 K mile trip.
Mark - 07/21/2022


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American made, high quality. The way it should be.




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This is sort of tough. They are an excellent product, but won't fit the wheels I bought [Item # AM20534], which have a narrow valve mounting area.




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Delivered on time and exactly what we needed for our new tires! Thank you ETrailer.




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


Comments
No problems, like them.
Munster 5 - 06/11/2018


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Fits as advertised and was very easy to install. I love the video instructions as well




by:

Good product. Terrible packaging. The valve stem was squeezed into the box holding the water filter cartridges (part of the same order from etrailer). No damage to the valve stem but it did rip the protective plastic packaging on one of the filter cartridges. The valve stem should have been packaged separately. Poor thinking on the part of whoever packaged my order.


Comments
I will have our customer service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 11/01/2021


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Received order in good time...valves are now on my new tires!




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Heavy duty. Great for tires that need over 50 psi.




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Good product, as described, excellent service, and prompt shipping.




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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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Great valve stem, but doesn't fit for rims AM22654, washer is too large and there is no place for socket to tight it up. Good thing is that I was asking about it before I placed the order.


Comments
Those rims need a valve stem with a longer length of 1.5 inches compared to this stem which is 1 and a quarter.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 11/23/2021


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They look nice




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Excellent product excellent service




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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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  • Are the Americana Metal Bolt-In Valve Stem Made of Stainless Steel
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  • Is the Americana Metal Bolt-In Valve Stem # AM20906 Available in Black
    The Americana Metal Bolt-In Valve Stem # AM20906 that you referenced only comes in silver. You could try painting it to match your application, but if you are not careful you could mess with the integrity of the valve stem. I recommend just leaving it as the Silver color.
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  • Americana Metal, Bolt-In Valve Stem # AM20906 Recommendation for 5/8 inch Wheel Stem Hole
    For trailer wheels the Americana Metal, Bolt-In Valve Stem # AM20906 that you referenced basically fits all wheels. It fits the two most popular hole sizes for valve stems of .453 and .625 inch by swapping out the rubber grommets. Since your hole measure 5/8 inch this will work guaranteed. This can also handle up to 80 psi as well.
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