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Old 09-27-2011, 08:17 PM   #1
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Cooper STTs

Ooking at getting some STTs for my TJ. They offer the following options, which should I choose/avoid?
Rubber Valve Stem add $11.96
High Pressure LT Valves add $19.96
Chrome Sleeve Valve Stem add $15.96
2 in. Steel Valve Stem add $19.96
Do not install stem valves on my tires

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Old 09-27-2011, 08:24 PM   #2
Knows a couple things...

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Stick with standard rubber stems which will flex instead of break/crack like a steel or chrome-covered stem will do if it runs into an obstacle while offroading. Not to mention you're not running high pressure in your tires so no special high pressure valve stem is necessary either.

Buy a couple extra rubber tire stems and tire stem valves too and throw them into your box of spares.

When you have a choice, buy American.

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Old 09-28-2011, 11:07 PM   #3
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I love the stt's. I had them on a f250.
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:32 PM   #4
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I've been looking at those when it comes time for me too. Seem to have all good reviews also.
04 Sport with 3" Savvy Front Springs, 2" Rear BDS Springs, 1.25" BL, 1" MML, 33" Cooper STT's, Currie TJJ Front Track Bar, RE Quick Discos, and other junk.
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:22 PM   #5
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So I got the STTs mounted today 32 11.5 15s
I'll post a pic tomorrow, and will provide some driving/ wear reports in the next several months.
They seem as quiet or quieter than the BFG MTs that I replaced.
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:30 PM   #6
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Also, when they were replacing the tires, they noted that there was some gear oil on the rear drums, leaking axle seals on the D44. They quoted me $177 to replace the seals, and up the gear oil, 2.5 hours labor, few $ for the seals and oil. I saw Stu's write-up on doing this work, and it looks like you need a press to do the work. Should I attempt the seal job myself, or pay the $177? I don't have access to a press. Comments, thoughts, anyone done this before? Thx!
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:39 AM   #7
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i ran short valve stems on my toyota trail rig that were for quads.less chance of a stick rippin them off.tire guy suggested it to me.seemed like a good idea.
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Old 10-29-2011, 04:06 PM   #8
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Can't wait to see some pics. I'm doing a 3" lift on my Elec. Lime Green TJ next weekend & planning 32x11.50x15 Cooper STTs after kit is installed.
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:31 PM   #9
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LOVE my STTs! they are great! i think the PO had the chrome stems put on it, they aren't bad.....
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Grass, I lied about the wheels.
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Old 10-29-2011, 09:22 PM   #10
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Love mine! Wearing great and perform awesome on the trail. Would buy em again definatley.
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:11 PM   #11
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how many miles have you put on these badboys?

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