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Valve Stems ????

Ok, I’ve got new tires/wheels to get mounted up.

In my mind, steel valve stems would be tougher but rubber more forgiving.

What do you use?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Rubber stems.

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I don't see much point to steel stems on an off-road vehicle. They still have no structural rigidity compared to the forces of hitting a rock. A rubber one stands a pretty good chance of just sliding out of the way. If you scrape something bad enough to wreck a rubber stem, your steel stem will also be destroyed so the rubber one has an advantage where the steel one has no advantages.
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Comments confirm my thoughts of rubber being more forgiving.

Thanks so much.
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I would stay away from steel if you live in an area where they salt the roads. It gets in the cap and corrodes it stuck to the stem.


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rubber.

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️ this. My JKU came with steel valve stems and I never thought to change them. One wheeling trip, one rock too close, and the lesson was learned. Snapped the stem at the level of the valve core. Luckily, the core was held in by just over one full 360 degrees of thread. It was a bitch to air up afterwards, but we made it home. All 4 were replaced with rubber shorties asap.

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ill bet you carry some Colbyvalves now, @FIVEAUX ! That’d suck, for sure.



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Never heard of Colbyvalves until this, @j3ff3ry_j33p . Looked em up and ordered a set on the spot. Thanks for the tip!
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ill bet you carry some Colbyvalves now, @FIVEAUX ! That’d suck, for sure.

I put those goofy curved metal stems on my wheels. I know they are little hooks just waiting to grab something and cause all sorts of damage. Next time I break down my wheels, I'm going with rubber.
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I put those goofy curved metal stems on my wheels. I know they are little hooks just waiting to grab something and cause all sorts of damage. Next time I break down my wheels, I'm going with rubber.
yeah, I initially got the red package Colby’s but wound-up putting those ‘911’ , ‘no- tools- available’ , dog-eared , hand tightenable via Mickey Mouse eared twist cap , red packageing set into the wife’s XJ (that is DD and not trail driven much). They seemed to be a definite rock sport liability & I could see them getting torn-out while egressing some trail.

I carry the low profile , blue set that you have to use a socket/box wrench to affix ;they are even lower height than the rubber , recessed valve stems that’re on my tires.
I think they were a few dollars more but I definitely thought the same thing re: the “ Emergency “ model, @snout

Look at blue package here.




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yeah, I initially got the red package Colby’s but wound-up putting those ‘911’ , ‘no- tools- available’ , dog-eared , hand tightenable via Mickey Mouse eared twist cap , red packageing set into the wife’s XJ (that is DD and not trail driven much). They seemed to be a definite rock sport liability & I could see them getting torn-out while egressing some trail.

I carry the low profile , blue set that you have to use a socket/box wrench to affix ;they are even lower height than the rubber , recessed valve stems that’re on my tires.
I think they were a few dollars more but I definitely thought the same thing re: the “ Emergency “ model, @snout

Look at blue package here.




If they function as stated they look like a great product.

I’ll be ordering a set of the “blues”to carry.

What a time saver, not having to completely break down a tire/wheel just to replace a stem.

Thanks for the tip.

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Nice! I just ordered a blue set as well.

08 JKU 6.0 LC8 6L80 Atlas 2 39" KM3's on Trilogy race beadlocks, prorock 44,rcv's arb front. rock jock 60 rear 40spline shafts,arb 5.13's and a bunch of other stuff
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