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tire deflators

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by aknight_sa, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. aknight_sa

    aknight_sa 1/2 ton status

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    hi guys,

    anyone used any of those small automatic tire deflators?? which is best recomended?

    thanks
     
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    A buddy of mine has the ones you set at a specific pressure and they stop there, very cool. Some day I will get a couple of sets for my truck and 5th wheel for when we go to the beach.
     
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    do you know what type he has??
     
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    Slapperbar Retired Navy NDT Examiner Premium Member

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    Staun maybe.
     
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    I have a set of Staun's. I really like them. They have three different pressure ranges, I have the 6-30psi ones. I think I paid $57 for them. Once I get my bead locks on, I may get a 1-10psi set.

    I usually just screw them on when I get to the point of knowing I want to air the tires down, it takes a few minutes for them to deflate. But they shut off when the air down pressure is reached.

    It did take some time adjusting them the first time, I used a spare tire, and kept adjusting reach one until I had them set. Once this was done I have not had to readjust them.
     
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    Go to McMaster-Carr and enter in this p/n: 4772K4
    $6.43 each, they come in 5 psi increments - need to specify which when ordering. Mine can be massaged to change the pressure, but I haven't bothered.
    Then enter this p/n: 6146A23
    $2.10 each

    Screw them together and you have a pre-set deflator for less than $10.
     
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    I have the Staun deflaters. Just screw them on and go sort your gear out, talk to your mates or what ever and they'll be done when your ready. You preset them to whatever pressure you want.
    I actually bought and still have a set of Staun Rapid Airdown valve which are cool but I couldn't use them with my Staun beadlockers. They're fast but not preset so you'd have to keep checking the pressure.
     
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    True, they aren't very faster but they make up for it in farting sound!

    Like SouthernSpeed I set it up and go do other stuff. Usually what I do, as so far I only have one, is pull out the self-coiling hose that I use to balance the rear tire pressures (Detroit) and set it to air down the rear. While that's going on I drop the fronts down close individually, and bring the self-coiler up to the front when the rear is done.
     
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    My buddie's Heep was aired down before I finished airing down. He runs 35's and I run 38's. I have to ask him what kind he has.
     
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    it seems that Staun is the most popular deflator...
     

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