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    Valve stems

    I don't like the cheap valve stems they put as part of new tires. Any recommendations please - installer allows me to carry-in mine.

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    What kind of stems do you have in mind?

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    i haven't looked closely, but i suspect the valve stem is part of the tpms module. you may not be able to change it.

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    I don't have TPMS - its 2016 CX-5. So asking.
    I need short stems. The ones given by the installer I use are cheap Chinese made / really cheap and I have had to change 1 and I think the 2nd. one's leaking. For me I like going to this installer due to reasons beyond this thread however they allow carry-in of stems ; thus wanted an opinion.

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    You can use whatever stems you like then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by yugrus View Post
    You can use whatever stems you like then...
    That's what I thought but the shop is saying to make sure to buy one that fits your rim hole of the wheel............

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    AFAIK, rim hole sizes are basically the same. Based on my experience, it's the type of rim that matters. Metal rims are thinner and have a different angle compared to magwheel type.

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    Take a look at Gorilla Automotive items at Amazon. Better than the cheap Chinese valve stems you're getting at that shop.

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    I thought ALL USA Mazdas were required to have a TPMS. Ed

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    Quote Originally Posted by erhayes View Post
    I thought ALL USA Mazdas were required to have a TPMS. Ed
    And all do. There are two different TPMS around, one without sensors, and the newer one with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erhayes View Post
    I thought ALL USA Mazdas were required to have a TPMS. Ed
    They do. The USA law requires it on vehicles sold in USA after from MY2008 onward.

    bmninada is referring to the fact that he does not have a DIRECT TPMS sensor inside the tire/valvestem because his CX-5 instead has the IN-DIRECT TPMS system which uses the ABS wheel rotation sensor.



    As far as stems, I never had an issue with bad ones, but I have always been happy with rubber products made in Japan or France. They seem to have less plastic content, and better longevity than other countries rubber.
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