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« on: May 25, 2019, 12:04:29 PM »

Last year I was with a group and one rig tore a valve stem on the trail, which resulted in a slow leak and flat tire.  Wanting to be prepared for something like this for myself, I started to look into trail fixes and came across Colby valve stems.  Has anyone here ever used their products?  The two products I'm interested in are the "Emergency" and "Ultimate" valve stems.  They get stellar reviews, but I'm curious if someone has first hand experience.   





https://www.colbyvalve.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgE2aZT53D0&feature=youtu.be

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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2019, 08:14:56 PM »

I have heard great reviews. I forgot about them. Its worth a shot to not have to get dirty in the trail, cause it always happens in the mud n water.

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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2019, 09:26:42 PM »

I ripped a stem in half a few trips ago. Took me six months of filling once a month to swap it. These will be in my box from now on

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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2019, 08:53:09 AM »

As others are saying, I've heard good things about them, and keep meaning to order some, but I haven't... But I've never found myself in a situation that it was that hard to pop the wheel off and replace the valve the traditional way, (And I carry the tools for it and spare regular valve stems...)

It'll be the one time I find myself in the situation I really need one of these before I finally get up the gumption to buy some and keeping them in the toolbox...
« Last Edit: May 27, 2019, 12:18:43 PM by zuke »

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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2019, 11:13:46 AM »

It pissed me off at the shop last time. They quoted the same price for a valve stem replacement as a two pack of these. I don't have the stuff to do it myself.

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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2019, 12:16:32 PM »

It pissed me off at the shop last time. They quoted the same price for a valve stem replacement as a two pack of these. I don't have the stuff to do it myself.

No offense Stephen, but they are actually super easy to replace and the tool is cheap;

https://www.amazon.com/Tire-Valve-Stem-Remover-Installation/dp/B01N7ANTCB/ref=asc_df_B01N7ANTCB/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312280085431&hvpos=1o4&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11040159814849777184&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9008198&hvtargid=pla-568333638693&psc=1

But you have to be able to get the wheel off and break the bead to do it, THe only time I'd use a Colby is if I was in a place I just couldn't get the wheel off the Jeep easily....
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2019, 12:28:32 PM »

Wow, While I was looking for a good video for changing a stem using the other tool, I came across this;

https://youtu.be/6xXHcwnl2no

Forget the Colby valves, and the standard method, I just ordered one of these;

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005K8E9FY/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=steverobrevie-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B005K8E9FY&linkId=f6a5294ef4e9da3ab4d7ca671ca83c7e
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2019, 03:07:49 PM »

It pissed me off at the shop last time. They quoted the same price for a valve stem replacement as a two pack of these. I don't have the stuff to do it myself.

No offense Stephen, but they are actually super easy to replace and the tool is cheap;

https://www.amazon.com/Tire-Valve-Stem-Remover-Installation/dp/B01N7ANTCB/ref=asc_df_B01N7ANTCB/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312280085431&hvpos=1o4&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11040159814849777184&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9008198&hvtargid=pla-568333638693&psc=1

But you have to be able to get the wheel off and break the bead to do it, THe only time I'd use a Colby is if I was in a place I just couldn't get the wheel off the Jeep easily....

When I dropped it off last time. It was apartment life and move prep. Won't be an issue going forward with the new house. No offense taken at all.

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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2019, 06:14:19 AM »


I bought this exact tool and used it when installing tires on my beadlock wheels recently.  It worked flawlessly.  Because my fingers aren't quite as nimble as they used to be, I also ordered these to replace the small valve stem cap for removing the actual stems.  FWIW, I decided to go ahead and buy the Colby emergency valve stems.  I'm guessing that since I ordered the Colby valves I'll never end up needing them.  However, the memory of one bad experience fighting a bead on a tire was the tipping point. 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BQHABMS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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