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what kinda valve stems are best?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jekbrown, Jul 9, 2002.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    for off road geeks what kinda valve stems work the best? short all metal ones? the kind with rubber "necks" on them.. or ?

    J
     
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    I like the short all metal ones, I haven't had any problems with them so far.
     
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    short metal ones will break off easier in the rocks. Rubber ones will take a little more abuse before you have to replace one.
     
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    Definately rubber ones. Metal breaks off, screwed. Rubber has some give to it. Also if a rubber one tears out... just pop in another.

    Ken H.
     
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    I swear I saw flush mount valve stems somewhere...not sure how they worked or where to get em though. Prolly in one of the magazines...

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    Klue-V Air Stem This one is kinda flush and looks hard to knock off. I had metal one's on mine but I had them changed to rubber one's 'cause they kept leaking. The Guy at Discount said the metal one's work themselves loose from vibration and recomended the rubber one's.

    James
     
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    I have the flush mounted stems!!! I like them, but you do need a special tool that goes into the flush valve stem to air them up.I got mine from J.C.Whitney..$15 for 4.They are made by "Gorilla Ass.", so I'm sure that the local tire stores could order them.Mike
     
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    I've ran both and I've lost both. Each time I lost the bead and the tire came off the rim. Right now I'm running the metal ones and may be looking into the fluch mounted ones. They seem reasonably priced.
     
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    Flush mount is THE way to go. Bottom line, no debate. The fiting it takes just screws into the base and then its like a normal stem. Take it off, screw on the cap and its hardly there. Cant break off whats not there. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    wow, thanks for all the info guys... any 1 have pics of what these flush mount ones look like? dont think I've ever seen 'em... or if I did, I wasnt paying attention. /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif

    J
     
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    I dont know where to find them, I have just seen them. I need to find them tho, I am getting ready to swap rims soon and want them. Try Jegs or Summit.
     
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    I have the metals short ones. I have had no leaks but I did rip one of one a rock once. I like them ove rthe rubber ones though.
     
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    [/ QUOTE ] HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! LMAO... what a dumb name for a company... least I got a good laugh outta that! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif

    -Dan
     

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