Kit #4-6DS Upgraded 18 Hand Hole
Kit #4-6DS Upgraded 18 Hand Hole
When the job is done, make sure no stem is touching the wheel simulators.
All kits are installed the same way. All valve stems will have a red mark on them.
The stem should be installed with the red mark facing the tire. Make sure to use
the blue thread locker supplied with the kit on all stems. These stems can be
installed without dismounting the tire from the wheels. If your kit came with a
rubber stabilizer it goes in the outer wheel, spray soapy water to make the stabelizer go in easier.
The stabelizer does not go in the wheel liner.
When the job is done make sure no stem is touching the wheel simulators.
For 2012-present 18 Hand Hole
Things to Know Before You Get Started
Tires do not need to be dismounted from rim to install this kit.
This kit takes 1 tire technician approximately 2 to 2.5 hours to install which includes rebalancing of all 6 tires.
The blue thread locker that comes with these kits is to be used only on stems with the nut on the inside of the tire.
Only the valve stems with the nut on the inside will use 2 small gaskets (.453).
Any valve stem with a red line on it, the red line will face towards the tire.
Any valve stem with a black line around it can be repositioned (bent) after it has been bolted in the wheel (inside rear-dual). Do not try to modify outside valve stem.
Only the .453 valve stem holes will use two gaskets if the nuts are on the inside.
Get all 6 tires of vehicle off the ground 1 inch. If it has simulators,
remove all 6 simulators. Unbolt front tires, install front stems, use one
gasket each, rebalance tire and re-install on the vehicle tightening lug nuts
to factory specifications.
Move to the right rear, remove lug nuts. Remove wheels and take to the tire
machine, deflate both tires. Take the inside wheel, break the bead of the
tire, and remove the old valve stem. Take the long inside dually stem from
the kit. Remove the nut, the concave washer, and flat rubber washer. Apply
thread locker to the valve stems threads and insert through the valve stem
holes in the wheel. Install flat rubber washer (if it's .453), concave metal
washer, and nut. Torque valve stem nut to 35 to 45 inch pounds. Rebalance
tire, lay on floor, stem up.
Repeat step 2 for the outer stem. Caution -- when placing this wheel
on the balancer and off the balancer make sure valve stem is at 6
o'clock (at the bottom). After rebalancing of outer wheel,
carefully set it on top of the inner dual that is on the floor. Make sure
that the stems are 180 degrees out from one another. Align all lug nut
holes. If you have simulators, now is the time to refit them to the wheels.
Make any adjustment to the long valve stem now. After adjustments,
Take the wheels back to the vehicle and reinstall. Inside wheel with valve stem at 12 o'clock and
outside dual at 6 o'clock. Tighten lug nuts to factory specifications.
Move to the left side of the vehicle and repeat steps 2 and 3.
Reinstall all simulators and put on all 6 air through valve caps. Let
This kit takes one good tire technician approximately 2 to 2.5 hours
from start to finish to complete.
This dually kit works with 95% of all simulators on the market today.
The other 5% will have to be modified slightly. (If modification is
needed, make a small notch to allow the simulator to clear the outer
wheel's valve stem.) Do NOT try to modify the outer valve stem.
|Modfiications needed on front liners only|
||Kit #4-6DS Upgraded 18 Hand Hole