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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-14-2010, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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steel or rubber ... thoughts

mounting my new Pit Bull tires this week , I have used steel stems on my wheelers in the past [and still on my CJ7] never had a problem but in the past I didn't run as much rock / shale ... so what do ya think Steel or Rubber valve stems ?? all you sand guys don't count as your easy on stems LOL [but you still have opinions LOL]

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'01 Dodge / Cummins / Dually, a ton of stuff added here and there

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I would go with steel.
Im a Steel guy too.

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Steel is my vote in that situation.
Steel for me. I don't like the smell of burning rubber!

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I would think steel, but I am not the authority by any means. Granted, I suppose in rocks, the rubber would have a little more give to them?
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I would use steel

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well the tire installer didn't have steel stems for our type rims so rubber is in there .. talked to Pit Bull and they said rubber as they will bend over and snap back where steel will bugger up the rim and crush/deform while they leak and are not re-fillable on the trail .. personally don't think that would be an issue with 8 ply rated tires even flat they would get ya out IMHO .

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2009 Prowler XTZ , couple things added here and there
'83 CJ7 / SBC + whole lot added here and there
'01 Dodge / Cummins / Dually, a ton of stuff added here and there

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE NEWBIES ...
1. Bring in a good load of firewood for the pit
2. start the morning coffee , strong but not burnt / boiled down , IMPORTANT start it early as many of us old farts get up early !!
3. sit a spell and swap some lies with the best of us
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