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tire deflators

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by fjcruiser, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. fjcruiser

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    Anyone have experience with tire deflators. The set I have, aluminum, were screwed together too tight and the threads fused together. This was a cheap set, under $10.00 and worked pretty good until now.
    I've heard there are a few brands that allow you to preset what pressure you want to deflate to. Thought I might get myself a belated Christmas gift ;)
    Anybody have any experience with these. Do they work well? Where to buy?
     
  2. brian

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    i found a springfield 1911a1 in .45 works pretty good plus you can do 7-8 tires in one charging :flipoff2:
     
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    [quote author=fjcruiser link=board=1;threadid=9560;start=msg83741#msg83741 date=1073093981]
    Anyone have experience with tire deflators. The set I have, aluminum, were screwed together too tight and the threads fused together. This was a cheap set, under $10.00 and worked pretty good until now.
    I've heard there are a few brands that allow you to preset what pressure you want to deflate to. Thought I might get myself a belated Christmas gift ;)
    Anybody have any experience with these. Do they work well? Where to buy?
    [/quote]

    I use the unit Currie makes, it very fast(pulls and holds the valve stem) and had a built in guage, had it 4+ years, not cheap, like $60 but nice.
     
  4. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    I have never deflated my tires while 4 wheeling. Based on what I have seen of some of your rigs, I don't go on the type of trails you do. When do you do this? I assume its to improve your traction.
     
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    Good assumtion romer...

    I run lower air pressure off road all the time, rocks, mud, snow, sand, heavy/loamy dirts, anything. It helps more that you would think.


    I have this set of deflators, extra-low kit on the bottom...

    http://www.oasisoffroad.com/tireInflatorDeflator.html

    Seem to work fine, just read the instructions....

    Good luck!

    -Steve
     
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    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    Thanks Steve,
    Do you run them defalted all the time? I am curious at what time you say, " better get out and deflate the tires." Sounds like you do it once you start. I am just trying to figure when you cross the line that it actually will help.

    Ken
     
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    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    Steve,
    I followed your link and the guide there is pretty self explanatory. maybe we should add a new topic titled whose the oldest guy who learned a new trick.

    Ken
     
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    I strive to learn something new everyday man...don't worry about the age thing...
     
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    Other than than ease of use...is there any reason you need all 4 of these ?

    could you just use one at a time ? splitting the cost with a 3 other people ?
     
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    [quote author=Poser link=board=1;threadid=9560;start=msg83793#msg83793 date=1073100142]
    Good assumtion romer...

    I run lower air pressure off road all the time, rocks, mud, snow, sand, heavy/loamy dirts, anything. It helps more that you would think.
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    Everything but snow.
     
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    I use the staun. They are very easy to use and set. I have had mine set for over a year now and get the same pressure every time within .5 psi.

    http://www.expeditionexchange.com/staun/index.htm

    These folks are very nice and are easy to do business with.

    No affiliation, just happy customer.
     
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    [quote author=Dingleberry link=board=1;threadid=9560;start=msg83892#msg83892 date=1073133335]
    Everything but snow.
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    Much of the snow wheeling that I have done, has been on the same trails that get run in the no snow months, so the same challenges are there. I have found that with increased air pressures, that things are far more difficult to get past, even in the snow.

    Good luck!

    -Steve
     
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    I've used the Oasis deflators for a few years. They work great.
    Using all 4 at once gets you aired down quicker.
    Some of the trails I run have choppy surfaces for miles.
    Driving at high speeds( say 10-15mph ) can shake the poor truck to death.
    Low pressure make such surfaces smooth out.
    Titres flex instead of the whole dang truck.
    Improved traction as well. I rarely go lower than 15 psi.
    Results may vary.