Update: Colby Valve Emergency Valve Stems – Peace of Mind on the Trail

Colby Valve is just an outstanding company.  They have sent out an upgrade kit to all of their customers.  FOR FREE!  Not because there is something wrong or defective with the originals, but because they want their customers to be happy and have the best product possible.

How the Wilco Hitchgate helped me sleep like a baby

Hitchgate Classic from Wilco Offroad with a 37" Falken Tire MT

One of the most common modifications done to an offroad vehicle is the tires, and like many things in life, modifications on a vehicle have consequences. When our rig rolled off the assembly line it was equipped with a 285/70/r17 AT tire which specs out to 32.7 inches or a small “33”.  For a factory tire, it is a pretty respectable size and on a short wheelbase vehicle, they can be quite capable, but we don’t have a short wheelbase vehicle. This is one of a number of reasons that we went to a much larger 37×12.5r17 Falken Wildpeak MT01 tire, and that change leads to a lack of sleep.

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Colby Valve Emergency Valve Stems – Peace of Mind on the Trail

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Make sure you check out our Update to this Colby Valve review with the link at the bottom!

So how do Colby Valves bring peace of mind to the trail?

Colby Valve - Falken WildPeak MT

Ever had a flat tire?  Most people have experienced at least one, and when you are on the highway it’s an inconvenient hassle.  Now, when you’re in the middle of nowhere on the trail, that hassle multiplies exponentially.  I have always been taught that while off road, you repair your tire instead of using your spare, because once the spare goes on, the day is done, and you head for pavement. Since the last thing I want to do is to have to call a trip early, due to a mechanical failure, I carry a comprehensive tire kit.

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