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Americana Metal, Bolt-In Valve Stem - 1-1/4" Long

Americana Metal, Bolt-In Valve Stem - 1-1/4" Long

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Bolt-in, metal valve stem is 1-1/4" long and fits through 0.453" and 0.625" diameter rim holes on trailer wheels. Great Prices for the best tire repair tools from Americana. Americana Metal, Bolt-In Valve Stem - 1-1/4" Long part number AM20906 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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Americana Tire Repair Tools - AM20906

  • Valve Stems
  • Bolt-In Stem
  • 200 psi
  • Silver
  • Chrome
  • Americana

Bolt-in, metal valve stem is 1-1/4" long and fits through 0.453" and 0.625" diameter rim holes on trailer wheels.


  • Valve stem provides inflation point for tire
  • Rated for over 100 psi
  • Includes 2 rubber grommets
    • One fits 0.453" holes
    • One fits 0.625" holes
  • Chrome plated brass construction
  • Simple bolt-in installation


  • Length: 1-1/4"
  • Rim hole diameters: 0.453" and 0.625"

Note: This valve stem should be installed using a single grommet. Do not use both of the included grommets to install this valve stem.

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Video of Americana Metal, Bolt-In Valve Stem - 1-1/4" Long

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Americana Metal Bolt-In Valve Stem Review

Hey everybody, how's it going Today we're gonna be going over and showing you how to install the Americana Metal bolt-in valve stem. So, here's what our valve stem is gonna look like when we have it installed on our wheel here. Now, the main difference between this valve stem and the other ones you're gonna see on the market is that this one's metal and most of the other ones are rubber, because they're more cost effective. So, you may be wondering why you would want a metal valve stem. Well, this is pretty simple. In regards to trailer wheels, the metal valve stems actually have a much higher pressure rating.

This one here is rated for over 100 PSI. Now, granted, they don't give a max PSI, but you'll be comfortable to go over 100 without any issues, and most trailer wheels aren't gonna go too much over that. So, one of the most common questions we get here at etrailer is people want to upgrade the tires on their trailer, that's usually the first thing they do when they get a trailer, they wanna upgrade to a higher load range or a higher-ply tire so they have more room for air and they can load more in their trailer. So, when doing this, they're concerned about the PSI rating. So, obviously the trailer tire you're gonna be using is gonna have a new PSI rating, usually higher than the one that we're replacing it with.

Therefore they're worrying about the wheel being a weak point. Well, that's a really good question, but the trailer wheels actually don't have a PSI rating. The PSI rating comes from the valve stem itself. So, a lot of the rubber valve stems that come installed in your wheels from the factory, now I can't speak for all of them, but I would say a good rule of thumb is those usually limit themselves to about 65 PSI. So if you go with a higher load range tire that requires more PSI in the tire and wheel, you will need to upgrade the valve stem, and that's where this metal bolt-in valve stem comes into play.

In regards to compatibility, you're really not gonna have any issues here with this valve stem, it's gonna fit pretty much any trailer wheel option on the market. Now we'll go into this a little bit more further in the video, but basically, there's two standard valve stem hole sizes. If you have a 16 inch and up wheel, it's gonna use a larger size. And if you have anything under that, it's gonna use the smaller size and no matter which you have, this is gonna work with both. So if you guys are using any TPMS sensors with your trailer wheels, they're gonna work just fine with these valve stems.

You're not gonna have any issues at all. So to start our installation today, we're gonna take our wheel here and we're gonna locate the valve stem hole. For our particular wheel, it's gonna be located down here. Now this could change, depending on the orientation of your wheel. So what we need to do is we can do one of two things. So we can either measure that valve stem hole with a set of calipers, or we could just simply note the diameter of our wheel. So this is a 15-inch-diameter wheel. And I know the 15-inch-diameter wheel uses that smaller valve stem, because there's actually two standard sizes. We have a smaller one, then we have a larger one. So the larger ones are gonna be on your 16 and up inch wheel. So if you have a wheel that's 16 inches in diameter or larger, you're gonna be using the larger grommet. Whereas if you have a wheel that's 15 or smaller, you're gonna be using the smaller grommet. Now what I mean by that is if we take our valve stem here, we take a closer look at it. I'm gonna take off the cap here. And then we're gonna have a nut here along with a washer. There's actually two grommets that are on this valve stem already. We got the smaller one up front here, and we have this larger one in the back. So we don't want to install it with both of those grommets in place. You do wanna remove them, because we're gonna be using this one, which is the smaller one. So go ahead and take that larger grommet off there. You can clearly see they're two different sizes and one of them is quite larger than the other. So because we have a 15-inch-wheel, we're gonna be using the smaller one here. Just go ahead and slip that into position, just like so. So now we'll take our partially-assembled valve stem and we'll place that up through the hole in our wheel. I'm gonna place on that retaining ring there. And then I'm going to take our little jam nut here, snug it up. Now to tighten this down, we're gonna take a 5 1/2 millimeter Allen key and there's actually gonna be an Allen head on the bottom of the valve stem there that this should go into, and then we're gonna use that to hold it, and then we're gonna tighten our nut on top with a 14 millimeter socket. Now there isn't any sort of torque spec for this, you're just gonna be tightening it by feel. You don't need to go completely overboard, but it does need to be pretty snug. So just use your common sense here. You should be fine. Now go ahead and put some air in your tires there. We always recommend here at etrailer to fill the tires to the maximum PSI listed on the side wall and that's while the tire is cold, then you'll go ahead and just screw on the valve caps and that's gonna do it for your installation. So we've got one of our wheels done here. Now we just need to repeat those same few steps on the other wheels for our trailer. But once we do, that's gonna do it today for our look and installation of the Americana Metal bolt-in valve stem..

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Americana Metal, Bolt-In Valve Stem - 1-1/4" Long - AM20906

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (399 Customer Reviews)

Bolt-in, metal valve stem is 1-1/4" long and fits through 0.453" and 0.625" diameter rim holes on trailer wheels.


I added these stainless steel valve stems to my American Racing Torq-Thrust II polished aluminum rims on my 1968 C10 pickup. They are a big appearance improvement over the old metal + rubber stems. And they add more reliability too! The next step is to add them to the rims on my double axle trailer.


The stems are working well. The top washer that comes with each stem was to large for the holes in the aluminum wheels. I had to do a fair amount of research to find stainless washers that fit tight against the threads and were .100 smaller in diameter. After I found those the stems were installed and so far they are working well.

Everything is working well.
John - 08/10/2022


Washers are too big to fit aluminum wheels. These stems were purchased along with a set of wheels, and they do not fit correctly.


Dealing with etrailer has been a nightmare. Neverending backorder and then finally product is in stock (months later than projected) but my order is cancelled because I didn't respond within 24 hours to reauthorize payment. Had to start all over again. My order finally arrives (again months later than projected) with only half of what I ordered delivered - even though my order shows fulfilled. Total B.S.

I am so sorry to hear how stressful all this has been. Thank you for bringing it to our attention and giving us another chance to get things straightened out. I have already sent your information to our customer service team and they will be getting in touch with you.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 11/22/2022


Still working great after a year! Installed these on my 1-ton truck and 36ft 5th wheel RV rims in order to provide rigid support for stem-mounted Tire Pressure Monitor Sensors.


I purchase the valve to install in a portable sprayer so I don't end up going into cardiac arrest pumping up the air pressure by hand. I expect to install the valve so I can use my air compressor. Have not done it yet, so I only gave it 4 stars based on the quality of the item and the timely delivery. If it works (not defective), I will bump it up a star.


Great products and even better customer service. Thanks to Jamie for being very helpful and courteous.


Did not fit the aluminum rims I also bought, nut and washer would not fit into recessed hole, had to have tire shop put rubber ones... seemed nice other than that.

You mentioned that the stems did not fit into the recessed hole on the aluminum rims and I had a few questions that I wanted to ask. Do you the diameter of the recessed hole on the rim? Were you only using one grommet? Was the PSI of the tire over 100?
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 02/04/2022
Item #AM22627 is the rim Item #AM20906 is the valve stem The valve stem nut and washer will not fit in the recessed hole in the rim for the valve stem. If you get the two items and fit them together you will see. The rubber grommet fit fine
-- comment by: Garry - 02/04/2022
I reached out to the American and for rim part # AM22627, the valve area is recessed on the face side of the wheel. Unfortunately, this recess is not large enough for the washer on the AM20906 valve and requires the use of a pull type valve like part # AM20904. The AM20904 valve exceeds the pressure requirements for highest pressure 15 inch tire.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 02/04/2022


Returned them because they wouldn’t fit the aluminum wheels that I have.


Great service and tires!!


Great quality, hard to find valves that hold 115 PSI.

Very solid for 110 PSI tires, held same pressure for 6 K mile trip.
Mark - 07/21/2022


American made, high quality. The way it should be.


This is sort of tough. They are an excellent product, but won't fit the wheels I bought [Item # AM20534], which have a narrow valve mounting area.


Delivered on time and exactly what we needed for our new tires! Thank you ETrailer.


Good product. Terrible packaging. The valve stem was squeezed into the box holding the water filter cartridges (part of the same order from etrailer). No damage to the valve stem but it did rip the protective plastic packaging on one of the filter cartridges. The valve stem should have been packaged separately. Poor thinking on the part of whoever packaged my order.

I will have our customer service team reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 11/01/2021


Fits as advertised and was very easy to install. I love the video instructions as well



No problems, like them.
Munster 5 - 06/11/2018


Received order in good time...valves are now on my new tires!


Heavy duty. Great for tires that need over 50 psi.


Good product, as described, excellent service, and prompt shipping.


Great valve stem, but doesn't fit for rims AM22654, washer is too large and there is no place for socket to tight it up. Good thing is that I was asking about it before I placed the order.

Those rims need a valve stem with a longer length of 1.5 inches compared to this stem which is 1 and a quarter.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 11/23/2021


Excellent product. So much better than rubber valve stem. Had read concerns about rubber valve stems and stem mounted TPMS sensors so we went with metal. Glad we did.


They look nice


Excellent product excellent service


These stems solved a problem I was having with factory rubberized stems on my 5th wheel leaking air while driving due to the weight of TireMinder tire pressure monitoring system caps.

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  • What is the Overall Length of the Americana Metal, Bolt-In Valve Stem # AM20906
    The valve stem of this Americana Metal, Bolt-In Valve Stem # AM20906 that you referenced is 1-1/4 inches long in overall length. I attached an FAQ on trailer tires for you to check out also.
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  • Is a Metal Valve Stem Going to Help Prevent Valve Stem Failure
    Going to a heavier duty valve stem certainly wouldn't hurt. The best way to prevent failure though is to be sure to use the proper air pressure in the tire. You would need to know the diameter of your rim where the valve stem goes through to be able to pick out the correct one. If that dimension is .625 inch then you would want the part # AM20906. This is the only metal one we carry.
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  • How to Tighten the Americana Valve Stem
    To tighten the stem you will need to tighten it down until the rubber grommet flattens out to where it is flush with the washer provided with the valve stem. This will create a good seal without over-tightening the rubber grommet. Once it is installed and you are using your trailer, make sure you monitor the tire pressure closely to make sure there are no leaks. Leaks rarely occur when you tighten the grommet down in the way I described, but make sure you monitor the stems anyway. I...
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  • What Sizes Holes are Compatible with Valve Stem AM20906
    On valve stem # AM20906 the metal washer has an outer diameter of 0.74 inches and inner diameter of 0.41 inches. The large rubber grommet has an outer diameter of 0.75 inches and inner diameter of 0.38 inches and is 0.3 inches tall. The small grommet has an outer diameter of 0.75 inches and inner diameter of 0.4 inches and is 0.25 inches tall. The stem has an overall length of 1.56 inches. I have included a picture showing these measurements for you. It is the rubber grommets that dictate...
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  • Troubleshooting Tires That Consistently Lose 4-5 psi
    If you are losing 4-5 psi in all of your tires evenly then I would have to attribute that to the changing fall weather. If you are just losing psi in just one of the tires then it could be that the Americana Metal, Bolt-In Valve Stem # AM20906 was not installed properly. To determine if your tires are leaking at the valve stem, or anywhere else for that matter, you can do the soapy water test. Spray some soapy water around the valve stem and see if it starts to bubble. If it does then...
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  • Can 16 Inch Trailer Tires be Used on a 6 Inch Wide Wheel
    Any given 16 inch trailer tire will fit a range of wheel widths. The 235/80-16 and 235/85-16 tires fit wheels that are 6 to 7-1/2 inches wide. On 7.50-16LT tires though the wheel would have to be a 6 inch. On trailers it is better to use the narrowest wheel that you can for better sidewall support. The wheels that you have could work as long as the wheels are rated for the 110 psi of the tires. You may or may not need to replace the valve stems but if you do you can use # AM20906.
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  • Can the Americana Metal, Bolt-In Valve Stem # AM20906 be Installed on a Dodge Ram
    You most certainly can use the Americana Metal, Bolt-In Valve Stem # AM20906 for your Dodge Ram. The only thing you will want to look at to make sure it will install properly is that you have a 3/4" diameter flat space around where the valve stem sits so that the washer will seal properly. I have attached a picture highlighting the washer for demonstration.
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  • Should Loctite be Used on Americana Valve Stem?
    It would not be necessary to use Loctite on Americana valve stem # AM20906. You will need to be sure to torque it properly, which is recommended to be between 25 and 55 inch-pounds. And in regards to your second question, you are correct about the installation in regards to the nut.
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  • Are the Americana Metal Bolt-In Valve Stem Made of Stainless Steel
    The valve stems # AM20906 are made of a durable chrome-plated brass with a maximum tire pressure rating of over 100 psi. However, these stems are not manufactured in stainless steel. Unfortunately, we do not carry a valve stem that is made from stainless steel.
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  • Recommended Valve Stem for 2007 Keystone Raptor 3712 Trailer Wheel
    I spoke with our resident tire and wheel expert and he confirmed that the metal Bolt-on valve stem you will want is part # AM20906. It is intended for wheels that have a .625 diameter hole in the wheel for the valve stem.
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  • Valve Stem Recommendation for a HWT 16 inch Trailer Rim
    I spoke to my contact at HWT and she informed me that the proper valve stem to use with the HWT rims you send us a picture of is the part # AM20906, which is made of chrome-plated brass.
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  • Torque and Installation of Americana Metal Valve Stem
    The valve stem # AM20906 used to only include one grommet that fit the 0.625 hole diameter but now includes both. If it's tight and torqued down properly (Between 25 to 55 inch-pounds technically), the nut will not loosen during travel. Although, just like anything, it's never a bad idea to inspect before a long trip. Yes, the installation is the same. The nut should be tightened until the rubber grommet bulges slightly on the inside of the wheel. Technically the nut should be torqued...
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  • Replacement Valve Stems for Konig Illusion 17x7 Wheels
    We don't offer wheels for passenger vehicles, and I wasn't able to find anything in my research that mentioned the valve stem hole size, but I do have a solution that will work for most wheels. You can use the Americana Metal, Bolt-In Valve Stem - 1-1/4" Long # AM20906 you were looking at, which will fit in 0.453" and 0.625" diameter valve holes. These are going to be durable and built to last, plus they'll look great on your custom wheels. Most 17" wheels will have 0.625" valve holes,...
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  • Maximum Wheel Thickness for Americana Metal Bolt-In Valve Stem # AM20906
    I spoke with my contact at Americana regarding the Metal Bolt-In Valve Stem # AM20906 referenced in your question and he stated that they do not have this particular maximum/dimension listed. The valve is designed for trailer wheels and should fit pretty much any trailer wheel thickness. I did go out to our warehouse to take a quick measurement on the valve. I measured from the bottom of the gasket to the bottom of the nut when the nut is as far up as it can go and still be completed...
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  • How to Measure Wheel Valve Stem Hole for Correct Valve Stem
    Inserting a drill bit into the valve stem hole on your wheel and matching the drill size to the hole size is a route that a lot of people go, so it's certainly a fine method. If you have a digital caliper handy you could also just go the old fashioned route and measure the valve hole. Regardless of what size you have though the Americana Metal Bolt-In Valve Stem # AM20906 you were looking at will fit. This is because it comes ready to install in a 0.453" or 0.625" hole, which pretty much...
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  • Valve Stem Replacement For Higher Rated PSI
    Valve stem sizes can vary depending on manufacturer. I recommend to measure the diameter of the hole the valve stem is coming through. The common sizes are 0.453" and 0.625" holes which would be compatible with the Americana Metal, Bolt-In Valve Stem part # AM20906 that is rated for 200 PSI.
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  • How Tight Should The Grommet On A .453” Size Valve Stem Be
    I believe what you are looking for is the inch pounds needed for the Americana Metal, Bolt-In Valve Stem # AM20906. If it's tight and torqued down properly (Between 25 to 45 inch-pounds technically), the nut will not loosen during travel. Included is a video resource for additional information from here.
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  • Can 15 inch Aluminum Trailer Wheels Handle 80 psi
    Yes, your Dexstar wheel can handle the 80 psi requirement of your new tires. If there was anything in your tire/wheel setup that might not handle 80 psi it would actually be the valve stems which you could pretty easily swap with the part # AM20906 which can handle over 100 psi and fits the standard trailer wheel valve stem holes.
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  • Can the Americana Metal, Bolt-In Valve Stem # AM20906 be Used for 110 lbs psi
    The Americana Metal, Bolt-In Valve Stem # AM20906 is actually rated for up to 200 psi. Most people who tend to ask about the metal valve stem are looking at tires rated for 110 psi though which is why you see that psi rating a lot in our answers about this valve stem. Just be sure that the included washer mounts flush against your trailer wheel and you are good to go!
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  • Does a Wheel Rated Up to 110 PSI Have a 0.625 Valve Stem Hole
    Yes, for the most part wheels rated for up to 110 psi have a 0.625 hole for the valve stem. That's not to say a valve stem rated that high can't go on a lower rated rim. We have part # AM20906 rated up to 200 psi and fits both the 0.625 and 0.453 size holes. Generally, larger trailer wheels, 16 inches and over, have a .625 inch hole. There are rare exceptions but if you use this valve stem you'll be covered either way.
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  • How to Inflate Trailer Tires to Listed Max PSI on Wheels with Lower PSI Rating
    The weak part on a trailer wheel in terms of psi capacity is usually just the valve stem itself. Replacing the existing valve stem with a metal unit like the Americana # AM20906 will allow for a maximum air pressure of up to 200 psi so you can maintain the listed 110 max psi on your new tires. I have attached a short video review on this particular valve stem that you can check out as well.
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  • How to Find Metal Valve Stem for Lionshead Jaguar Wheel
    To find the correct valve stem for your Lionshead Jaguar wheel you only need to measure the diameter of the hole the valve stem is coming through. It is likely that the Americana Metal, Bolt-In Valve Stem # AM20906 will work for you as it includes a pair of rubber grommets that fits the common 0.453" and 0.625" diameter rim holes on trailer wheels. This stem is rated for over 100 psi and is 1-1/4" long. It's made of chrome-plated brass. I've attached a link to a video review of this stem...
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  • Do I Have To Buy New Wheels To Accommodate A 110 PSI Tire?
    Typically the limiting factor on a trailer rim when it comes to tire pressure is the valve stem used on the wheel. Sometimes you can still find the air pressure rating printed on the rim or in the owners manual. Some trailers have a plate on the trailer frame near the coupler that has the PSI, VIN, axle capacities, as well as the trailer tire size and Load Range recommended. If you can confirm that the wheels you have on your trailer can accommodate tire pressure of 110 and G rated tires,...
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  • What Material is Americana Metal, Bolt-In Valve Stem # AM20906 Made of
    The Americana Metal, Bolt-In Valve Stem # AM20906 is made from chrome-plated brass.
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