Trailer kit tpms sensors too long!?

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I took my cargo trailer wheels to a local tire shop to install my tpms sensors (supplied with truck) and was told they are too long. Is there another kit that can be used or am I stuck with these sticking out 2” ?
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Unscrew the sensor from the valve stem and put it on a shorter valve stem of your choice.
 

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Mine are a lot longer than I would like but don't stick out past the tire's edge, not sure at this point what direct fit stem replacement options we have yet for the sensors.
 

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Back when TPMS was a new technology we had to get creative when putting the sensors in aftermarket wheels. A lot of people found success with using those huge zip ties that AC contractors use. Others would get really long pipe clamps and just go all the way around the barrel of the wheel.

it looks like someone actually makes a product just for it now.
 

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Mine are a lot longer than I would like but don't stick out past the tire's edge, not sure at this point what direct fit stem replacement options we have yet for the sensors.
As long as you don't use a valve stem from before '14 (I think that's when the seating area for the sensors changed) you can pick just about any Mopar valve stem you like, steel or rubber, as long as it matches the hole size in the rim.

Actually, it most likely doesn't even have to be for a Mopar application as the sensors are somewhat universal.
 
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I was thinking any aftermarket might work as long as it’s the same frequency but I am worried the ones from Ram are long range sensors seeing how they will be further away from the truck?

I talked to one tire shop and they seemed to think the long stem acts like an antenna and was necessary for the range.
 
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Hang on to the sensors, since you know they'll work, and just install them on valve stems of your choice.
 
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Hang on to the sensors, since you know they'll work, and just install them on valve stems of your choice.
They are a one piece unit. You can’t swap out the stems on these.
 

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Ah, sorry. I never looked closely at what's in the bag we got. Now I will.
 

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Just use the product that I linked above.
 

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Alright, those things are definitely the kind I'm used to.
Anyway, looks like they come apart by removing the cap, then the sleeve that holds then in place when installed, and finally the "washer" with the rubber seal below the sleeve.

Of course, I don't know how many other variants of that kind of valve stem there are, if any. You may want to check with your dealer, or any of the online Mopar stores.
It would be a bit odd if they only exist for this trailer application, even though the swivel function wouldn't be needed in a regular OE application.
 
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