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What valve stems to buy

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sandawgk5, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    I am buying rims shortly and need to decide on valvestems. What do you guys run just plain ol rubber shorty snap ins, short metal clamp style which ones and why. I would think rubber is cheap and easy to change if one gets ripped out. Metal is stronger but not sure if it will give at all if hung up plus not easy to change on the trail.

    Thanks

    Ira
     
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    I use the short rubber ones. I have drug them over rocks and they do just give and keep on going. I have seen the metal ones get all bent and even bust open. PLus the rubber ones are easier to install and cheap. :D
     
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    It depends on the rim I'm using. If they're some rims I didn't spec myself, I use the short rubber ones.

    If I special ordered them, I have the valve stem relocated near the center of the rim and use the metal ones.
     
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    I plan on getting the 15X8 8lug wagon wheels from summit. So valve stem will prolly be in standard location.
     
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    Yep same ones im running.
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  6. sandawgk5

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    Did you sand prime and paint those or just shoot with black or did they come black?
     
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    They came white with the blingin blue and red stripe around the edge :D
    I just scuffed them up with a scoth bright pad and painted them. Havent had a problem with the paint coming off :wink1:
     
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    Cool I did not want to bust my ass to make them black but I HATE white wheels.
     

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