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Greekman:
Hi all!
I am in the process of getting some car preps and among them are tire valve stems. But I am amiss to sizes.
This link was not that much helpful.
https://resources.tireamerica.com/research/tire-valve-stem-types
TS413, TS415 or what?. 453 or. 625 ones?
We are talking 14 inch passenger car steel rims.

Also, would you buy a plastic puller tool as a cheap,  one use option?

Thanks,  GM

Stwood:
Not sure on the newer cars about stem sizes. The older cars were all the same, except for the length of stem. Hubcaps required a longer stem.
As far as the insertion tool, buy a good metal one like the tire shops use.

Greekman:
I am bumping it on top cos there is no other way to find out the diameter being either .453 or .625

Redman:
If I am understanding the tables in your link the TS413/415 stems are typically for passenger cars and a max cold inflation pressure of 65 psi. This would be the .453 dia. valve stems. The choice between the 413 and 415 is a matter of effective length. 1.25 inches vs. 1.75 inches. Seems to me if the vehicle had full wheel covers the longer stem would likely be needed. Small of no hubcaps a shorter stem might be OK.

Greekman:
the length i can gauge and measure and getting a .25 inch longer by mistake is no hassle in the style of hub caps the rims wear. But the rim opening for the valve I canno, since some spare ones have tires on them.
Thanks for the guidance.

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