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Airing Down Tires

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by CollegeKevin, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Apr 3, 2012 at 6:01 PM
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    CollegeKevin

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    What do you guys do to air down tires. I was thinking about purchasing something similar to Staun Tyre Deflators. First time I was out on the beach (last sunday) I did it the old fashioned way by pressing in the valve stem to release the air. Took me probably 15 minutes to do all 4 tires continually letting air out and checking. Im looking for an easier way.
     
  2. Apr 3, 2012 at 6:05 PM
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    I use a tire deflator kit from Trailhead. You have to spend a little time calibrating them but they work great. I think they were around $45 from amazon.
     
  3. Apr 3, 2012 at 6:06 PM
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    I don't think there is a better way to do it. Stick with the old fashion cheaper don't have to spend any mOney
     
  4. Apr 3, 2012 at 6:21 PM
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    i just hve the cheapo deflators. mine are screw on and they press downon the valve stem. mine were like 15 bux. ijust check the pressure with a gauge, doing two tires at a time. i can air down in about 4-5 mins
     
  5. Apr 3, 2012 at 6:27 PM
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    I like cheap, or home made, but I also like easy and fast. I was thinking maybe the ARB EZ Deflator http://www.amazon.com/ARB-ARB505-E-Z-Deflator/dp/B004LQCDOA/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1333502429&sr=1-1. $20 cheaper then the Iron Man Speedy http://www.4wd1.com/tyre-deflators.htm
     
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    I was looking at the arb one too anybody have any experience with it?
     
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    There's also a much less expensive version of the Trailhead deflators that just stay open forever till you remove them. You just keep walking around the truck checking the pressure until they reach the pressure you want.

    Cheap, fast, works great.
     
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    But you have to unscrew them to put your tire pressure gauge on them to keep checking current pressure, or you go by counting seconds which can vary by tire temperature and altitude. I did consider this alternative.
     
  11. Apr 3, 2012 at 8:38 PM
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    No, you take the pressure THROUGH the deflator without removing it, while its running. It's easy.

    The pressure gauge pops onto the deflator in the same way as it does the schrader valve itself.
     
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    I made my own for under 5 bucks. they are screw on and by the time i get the 4th one on i can start taking the first one off. Works well for me and the price was right. (note: i found the idea online and copied it)
     
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    That's a good price
     
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    With mine you pre-set them to deflate to whatever psi you want. When you get to the beach and/or trail you just screw them in and they deflate to that pressure and stop. Don't have to check or anything. You could even drive with them on if you want. I go to Assateague Island on the beach and there are a ton of horse flys that eat you alive where you stop to air down. Its nice to throw on the deflators and get in the cab quick.
     
  17. Apr 4, 2012 at 7:55 AM
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    umm valve stem remover??

    takes me 1 minute to air down all 4 tires and only cost me a dollar.
     
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    ARB EZ Deflator: 35.50
    The unique patented design of the ARB E-Z Deflator allows the valve core to be removed to deflate the tire rapidly. An integrated sliding valve provides an accurate reading of the tire pressure while deflation is in process. The valve core is securely held within the sliding valve mechanism during deflation. Packaged in a canvas pouch, the ARB E-Z Deflator is the perfect addition to your recovery kit. Make sure you have a compressor or CO2 system to air up when you're done playing.
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    TRAILHEAD Automatic Tire Deflator Kit:

    5psi to 20psi Adjustable Set: 58.00

    15psi to 40psi Adjustable Set: 58.00
    TRAILHEAD Automatic Tire Deflators offer a quick and convenient way to air down. Simply screw them onto the tire stem and they do the rest. They automatically reduce the air pressure in a tire to a preset level and then stop, preventing any further loss of air from the tire. They will function properly whether your vehicle is stationary or traveling at speeds of 20 mph or less. The kit comes as pictured with 4 deflators. Available in red, blue or silver colors. Click here to visit the TRAILHEAD website for more info. Made in the USA, Lifetime Warranty.
     
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    I use the ARB EZ Deflator. Works very fast.
     
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    easy and cheaper than arb
     

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