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Old 01-26-2023, 11:30 AM   #1
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2017 Silverado 3500 DRW TPMS options

After searching extensively I found a lot of great info but I could not find anything specific to my issue and I'm hoping someone else has gone through this.

I recently purchased a new to me 21 HC 334BH. I want to snag a TST 507 TPMS for the trailer and also get some sensors for the TV since the 17 dually did not come with TPMS as an option. I'm worried the slots the valve stems are in are very slim and may not fit a sensor. Has anyone successfully added sensors to a Silverado dually and if so what kits if any did you have to use? Just wanting to make sure it can work before I shell out that kind of money on extra sensors.

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I've had the Non-Flow-thru sensors on my '11 and now my '18 Silverado Dually. The inside Dual is a real pain, but do-able. Really not much more of a pain than it is getting air into it.
Just make sure you get metal valve stems installed. I had supposed Heavy Duty/High Pressure metal/rubber installed and had to crack and leak, not fun changing an inside dual while on the road, now have all metal.
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Make sure the valve stems, with or without non-flexible stainless steel valve stem extenders, are accessible because you will want to easily remove the sensors to inflate or deflate the tires, easily check the sensors for tightness AND replace sensor batteries.
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This would be a very good option for a dually truck that is compatible with the 507 system. https://tsttruck.com/507-series-6-in...7-int-6-c.html
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I've had the Non-Flow-thru sensors on my '11 and now my '18 Silverado Dually. The inside Dual is a real pain, but do-able. Really not much more of a pain than it is getting air into it.
Just make sure you get metal valve stems installed. I had supposed Heavy Duty/High Pressure metal/rubber installed and had to crack and leak, not fun changing an inside dual while on the road, now have all metal.
Thanks for the info! Mine also have the "high pressure" rubber/metal stems. Did you just take it to a shop and have them install whatever or did you order your own metal valve stems?
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Make sure the valve stems, with or without non-flexible stainless steel valve stem extenders, are accessible because you will want to easily remove the sensors to inflate or deflate the tires, easily check the sensors for tightness AND replace sensor batteries.
I didn't think easy and dually were allowed to be used in the same sentence lol. I suppose if you have small hands to get through the outer rim it may be easy! I'm hoping to have my 5 year old trained soon to reach through and check pressure lol. I feel like I dislocate my thumb every time I'm checking pressure!

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This would be a very good option for a dually truck that is compatible with the 507 system. https://tsttruck.com/507-series-6-in...7-int-6-c.html
I did see that system and I like the idea of internal monitors except a pain to change batteries and the cost is crazy. With that kit and 4 trailer sensors I'm at 1K or more! I was hoping to get the 10 sensor 507 kit if it will work and save $400. I am all about safety, but also all about saving money lol. Having just upgraded from a Lance TC to a Montana there are still a lot of things I need to buy that the $400 can help with!!
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I've had the Non-Flow-thru sensors on my '11 and now my '18 Silverado Dually. The inside Dual is a real pain, but do-able. Really not much more of a pain than it is getting air into it.
Just make sure you get metal valve stems installed.
X2I used non-flow thru caps on my 2019. I use a 12 long needle nose pliers to reach thru the holes in dually wheels and slowly carefully screw the caps on.
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Thanks for the info! Mine also have the "high pressure" rubber/metal stems. Did you just take it to a shop and have them install whatever or did you order your own metal valve stems?
I had trouble finding a Shop that could get the metal stems when I first got the truck, that's how I ended up with the metal/rubber which the shop swore would holdup....NOT, but just had the all metal installed in Nov of '22, seems more MFRs are making some that will fit my OEM Aluminum Wheels.
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The 507 tps is the way to go
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I agree the 507 is the way to go. Yes the inside sensors are a pain to get to and fill but it is doable with the right attachment, I use a screw on flex hose. If you cant get your hands through the wheels have them extended, that will prevent the issue I just had last year when having a tire changed and didn't check their work, I ended up with the wheel one hole off and no way to get to the sensor.
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After searching extensively I found a lot of great info but I could not find anything specific to my issue and I'm hoping someone else has gone through this.

I recently purchased a new to me 21 HC 334BH. I want to snag a TST 507 TPMS for the trailer and also get some sensors for the TV since the 17 dually did not come with TPMS as an option. I'm worried the slots the valve stems are in are very slim and may not fit a sensor. Has anyone successfully added sensors to a Silverado dually and if so what kits if any did you have to use? Just wanting to make sure it can work before I shell out that kind of money on extra sensors.

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I bought one last year at rally and they just screw onto your valve stem ez pzy
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Old 02-02-2023, 11:28 PM   #12
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Sorry for my long TPMS story but I think it will help you out. I was in your exact situation back in 2012 when I bought my 2012 Silverado 3500HD dually with the polished aluminum wheels. Like you, at the time factory TPMS was only required on vehicles with a GVWR of 10,000 lbs or less.

My dually is my everyday driver and I had gotten a flat on one of my inside rear tires and didn't notice it. I don't know how long I was driving like that but that's when I decided to install a TPMS on my truck. In 2012 I think TST was the only aftermarket system available. Not wanting to remove the sensors every time I aired up I decided on the 507 with the flow thru sensors for my truck and my 5th wheel including the spar tires. 12 sensors total. Back in 2012 this was TST's 1st generation flow thru TPMS system with the monochrome display.

At the time TST only "recommended" metal valve stems. Now they require them. Not wanting to go through the hassle of trying to find out which metal stem would work with my aluminum wheels I installed them on my rubber valve stems. They worked great for about 3 or 4 months until I got a leak warning in one of my tires. The rubber valve stem had fail at the base where it comes thru the rim because of the centrifugal force on the sensor bending rubber valve stem.

At that point I removed all the flow thru sensor and started my quest to find metal valve stems. After much research, trial and error I found the Haltec Enki clamp on metal valve stems to fit in the cut out/ slots in our aluminum wheels perfectly. They are the Haltec Enkei valves : TV6010, TV6020, TV6030, TV6040 & TV6050
Depending on the length and angle you want. You can check out the Enkie valve stems here:
https://rubber-inc.com/valves/-passe...c10_37/?page=1

Don't let some kid at your local tire shop install them. Get them installed by a tire shop that's experienced in selling and installing custom wheels because these valve stems have double lock nuts and have to be torqued to the proper setting, Both nuts must be installed to keep them from coming loose.
I also purchased extra valve stems and replaced them when ever I get new tires because the rubber seals dry out over time.

After installing the valve stems I reinstalled the TST flow thru sensors and they have worked great over the past 10 years. A few years ago I upgraded to their first color display. Since then TST had upgraded their 507 flow thru sensors and they now have a new color display.

I have been very happy with TST's product and customer service over the years and recommend their 507 system. Due to the fact that my TST 507 system is over 10 years old and the new technology that is out there I decided to upgrade my system.

After researching the new after market TPMS system out there I decided to go with the TireMinder A1AS system with 7 internal sensors for my truck and 5 flow thru sensors for my 5th wheel. TireMinders flow thru sensors are smaller and lighter than TST's flow thru's.
I installed the internal sensors on my 2012 3500 HD last week. I am really happy with the system. There a a few reasons I switched to TireMinder. But the 2 main reasons were:
1. I wanted the factory style internal sensors on my truck and get rid of the metal valve stems and flow thru sensors. TST's internal sensors are attached with a metal band around the center of the rim. I didn't like this set up. The TireMinder internal sensors is exactly like OEM factory TPMS sensors. They are a direct bolt on to my factory aluminum rims. The valve stems fit the cut out /slots in our rims and I have no issues getting my tire chuck on to air my tires.
2. I like TireMinders the large color display and features.

TST served me well over the years and I was very happy with their system too.
TireMinder will cost you more money than TST 507 system but
If you don't want to hassle with getting metal stems I recommend getting the Tire Minder system with the internal sensors.
TireMinder says the batteries in their internal sensors will last up to 12 years.
TireMinder also gives you free lifetime supply of batteries for your flow thru or screw in sensors once a years. Just pay $5.00 SH. Depending on how may sensors you purchase you will get the same amount of batteries each year.

This is the air Chuck I use. It rotates and swivels 360 Degs and locks on. I can air all my tires including the inner rears with this chuck. The head of the chuck fits into the cutout/slots of the aluminum wheels.
I got the open flow chuck because I use an inflator/ gauge to air my tires. They also make a closed flow if you connect directly to your air hose and use a separate tire gauge.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I also recommend getting the Cap and core removal tool. It makes removing your valve caps on your inner rears very easy. You don't get burned any more trying to remove and install the valve caps on you inners wheels when they are hot..
Just push the rubber end over the valve cap and screw it off and on. The other end is for tightening the valve core..

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Hope this helps..
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Or you could get a newer model GMC and bypass all the above
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