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So I think I had gotten bad valves from Amazon. They were cracked and dried out on the 2 JD carts I leave outside. Anywho I had installed these Amazon valves on the 2 JD carts and the 800s beadlocks. So once I realized the valves were cracking I purchased these Colby valves because I especially didn't want to break down the beadlocks. Well I installed the first one on the 800 and seems to be a solid valve and simple install. Hardest part was making sure the entire old rubber valve came out. Cause I would have broken down the wheel if the back of that valve fell inside the tire, lol.
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Weird I can't upload the rest of the pics. Says I'm at my 20MB limit. Never seen that before!!
 

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Idk I think it was just the one pic. It was of just the valve before I installed it.
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Ok this is just the valve. All I had to do was crop the picture and voila.
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Looks nice and easy!

I buy TR412 stems from the local tire shop. We have an account there and 20+ trucks so if I go in and ask for a few they normally just give them to me.

Anyways, I bought this nifty little tool that enables you to install the stem without breaking the bead. Works out on the trail. I keep one in the 570 and one in the 850
 

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Looks nice and easy!

I buy TR412 stems from the local tire shop. We have an account there and 20+ trucks so if I go in and ask for a few they normally just give them to me.

Anyways, I bought this nifty little tool that enables you to install the stem without breaking the bead. Works out on the trail. I keep one in the 570 and one in the 850
Hmm interesting @Mike_B !!!! I actually bought the Colby emergency valves about a year and a half ago to throw in the tire repair kit. It's funny when I first started wheeling 10yrs and 1 month ago 🤣 I ripped the valve off the stock wheels on the 800. Countless trips/rides later never has that happened to me or anyone I was riding with or came upon on the trail. But better to have it not needed than need it and not have it!
 

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That sure looks like it's something that would belong in everyone's tire repair kit.
The "emergency" ones actually have a wing nut to tighten them down. One if those deals if you have it it'll never become an issue 🙄.
 
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Looks nice and easy!

I buy TR412 stems from the local tire shop. We have an account there and 20+ trucks so if I go in and ask for a few they normally just give them to me.

Anyways, I bought this nifty little tool that enables you to install the stem without breaking the bead. Works out on the trail. I keep one in the 570 and one in the 850
I think I like that kit. Actually I like both ideas.
I'm curious...
Does the tool kit work as easy as it looks?
I guess a little spit to lube the new stem would make installation easier lol?
I may just look into both. Keep the change kit for around the garage and carry one of those Colby valves on the trail. Never had a valve fail in the woods but it would be a deal breaker in the middle of nowhere. That Colby valve would be a quick easy solution and will fit right in the tire kit I already carry onboard.

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I carry these with my power tank for trail fixes.

FWIW, breaking down the beadlocks is pretty easy.
 

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Yeah I've done a ton of times as I currently own 3 sets, lol. But sometimes it's worth spending the extra scratch to make life a little easier. I like easy!!!!
 
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I think I like that kit. Actually I like both ideas.
I'm curious...
Does the tool kit work as easy as it looks?
I guess a little spit to lube the new stem would make installation easier lol?
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Works pretty good, I was surprised. At home, I use RUGlyde.

In the field, whatever is handy. Water, beer, a couple drops of antifreeze from the overflow tank.

Only had to use a couple times but invaluable when needed
 

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Works pretty good, I was surprised. At home, I use RUGlyde.

In the field, whatever is handy. Water, beer, a couple drops of antifreeze from the overflow tank.

Only had to use a couple times but invaluable when needed
Yeah, got to thinking about it after the post. You could just pull the dip stick out and get a little oil on your fingers to lube the new stem... But spit would be a lot faster lol.
 

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I don't have a oil dipstick

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