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Old 05-06-2013, 01:04 PM   #31
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what would be a good level to have my tires at to go on a beach couple of my friends go all the way down to 19psi but tend to get stuck more often then not

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19 psi isn't even airing your tires down. At least get below 15 psi, with 12-13 psi fine for stock size tires.

One good thing to keep in mind when driving on the sand is to let the sand slow you down & stop you. Using your brakes to stop on soft sand tends to form a sand berm in front of the tires which can make getting started again difficult which can cause you to dig in and get stuck.

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what would be a good level to have my tires at to go on a beach couple of my friends go all the way down to 19psi but tend to get stuck more often then not
Welcome to Wrangler Forum! I used to air down to 12 PSI for the beach, but I've also gone as low as 8 PSI with 15x10 non beadlock rims on 35" Mickey Thompson Baja Claw TTC's and didn't have any problems, but other tires and rim combos will have different results. As Jerry mentioned allowing the sand to slow you to a final stop is a good idea, as is not digging in if you stop making forward progress... it's better to back up several feet and maybe try a different course, or to get some running room and hit it with a bit more speed. What you don't want to do is keep digging trying to go forward until you're resting on your frame rails, that's a pain in the arse to dig yourself out of! I learned first hand how bad that suxs!
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whoever bumped this thread is a bastard. I just ordered the Currie EZ Deflator.

Same... that damn movie made me do it.
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Since I now trailer my Jeep I keep the tires aired down, so I don't use the deflator anymore... but I loan it out to my friends and they all prefer it over their other tire deflators. You guys won't be sorry that you ordered it!
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X2, they are made in China.
Make up your mind Jerry. Where are your Harbor Freight tools made?
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Make up your mind Jerry. Where are your Harbor Freight tools made?
Please no politics or snarkyness in my thread thanks! If I wanted a debate about where stuff is made I would start it myself with Jerry.
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"your" thread got lost along way back cowboy. It's gone from what brand (like all the other what threads) to how to drive on sand. Keep up.
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"your" thread got lost along way back cowboy. It's gone from what brand (like all the other what threads) to how to drive on sand. Keep up.
It's called learning and experience. I posted a question, then learned and made a choice, then was really happy with my choice and noticed that my friends with other options also like the choice I made. If you knew more about me, or Jerry, you would know that there aren't a lot of stuff that he and I see eye to eye about, so when we both endorse something it is prolly about the best you can find in whatever category you're searching in. And advice on driving on soft sand is valuable when it's handed out before you're stuck, which is much better than after you're stuck IMO... but I'll try to keep up if you've got something constructive to add to the convo?
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Just to smooth your feathers, I am about the same age as Jerry and have owned 6 jeeps from an old wagon, 3 cj's and 2 TJ's one an unlimited. I have been there done that also. and I do agree with Jerry on deflation techniques and I carry a CO2 tank to refill. and it's faster than on board air as well. I grew up four wheeling in Yuma Az and most of it in the sand dunes, so again, good info on sand driving. Now most of my wheeling is rocks and mountain trails. Nothing wrong with you asking opinions on deflaters, but the one thing I have noticed about those threads is that it quickly gets away from "your" question, to about what the guy answers is running, is always the best.
I just like to poke Jerry because he is always US made flag waving and then I read a thread where he buys HB tools.
As one of the lines in a favorite movie says.."Lighten up Francis"
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Just to smooth your feathers, I am about the same age as Jerry and have owned 6 jeeps from an old wagon, 3 cj's and 2 TJ's one an unlimited. I have been there done that also. and I do agree with Jerry on deflation techniques and I carry a CO2 tank to refill. and it's faster than on board air as well. I grew up four wheeling in Yuma Az and most of it in the sand dunes, so again, good info on sand driving. Now most of my wheeling is rocks and mountain trails. Nothing wrong with you asking opinions on deflaters, but the one thing I have noticed about those threads is that it quickly gets away from "your" question, to about what the guy answers is running, is always the best.
I just like to poke Jerry because he is always US made flag waving and then I read a thread where he buys HB tools.
As one of the lines in a favorite movie says.."Lighten up Francis"
No problem guy, but if you want to poke Jerry with a stick then do it in another thread. I'm perfectly capable of poking him myself, and I do often in other threads, but this thread is about tire deflators, and I happen to agree with him here. The Currie tire deflator is the best that I've come across so far, and for all I know it could be made on mars.
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Back on Topic. LOL

I bought of set of Tuff Stuff Deflators $8 shipped off ebay. Seem to work great, set for 10# before beadlocks...walk away, make fun of buddy with his key, come back take them off, wait for buddy and his key. LOL

Oh a quick You ever get that perty light bar up an running? Gotta see what you're airing down.
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I took a set of valve stem covers from an old bike, drilled a hole in the top and 4 in the sides, and put a short screw down through the top hole. I screw them on my tires and let them go for about a minute, and check the pressure, and let them down the rest of the way with a chuck/gauge combo I have, similar to the currie w/out the stem puller. My buddy Invert Chaos has the currie one and it is very nice. But I don't need 30 bucks to air my tires down, when I can air them all down at once for free. Plus I love the funny looks I get and my friends laughing at my for my crazy ideas, then asking to borrow them.
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Back on Topic. LOL

I bought of set of Tuff Stuff Deflators $8 shipped off ebay. Seem to work great, set for 10# before beadlocks...walk away, make fun of buddy with his key, come back take them off, wait for buddy and his key. LOL

Oh a quick You ever get that perty light bar up an running? Gotta see what you're airing down.
Do you have a link to your deflators? I's hard to argue with the price, even if it takes a minute or two longer.
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$1.29 at Murray's auto parts orielys now bot any how you buy 4 of them and it take me 5 min to go from 50 psi to 12psi They aren't fancy with a setting switch on it but I put them on and test the first one with my low pressure gauge
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Been using a key and HATE it. Need to get deflators now...
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Dammit, I was gonna poke JB over the China/HF thing lol

I still stick by my very expensive British military deflators for accuracy and care-free years of airing down simplicity. At $90/ea they aren't for everyone, and 2 are nicer than one.


I have no idea why this still says ""NEW"", they haven't been for a long time now.
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$1.29 at Murray's auto parts orielys now bot any how you buy 4 of them and it take me 5 min to go from 50 psi to 12psi They aren't fancy with a setting switch on it but I put them on and test the first one with my low pressure gauge
What ate these called might have to stop by the local orielys tomorrow and pick some up
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What ate these called might have to stop by the local orielys tomorrow and pick some up

Ahhhh. Tire deflators...
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Dammit, I was gonna poke JB over the China/HF thing lol
You guys have a lot of balls dinging someone for consistently recommending we buy American made products when we can. Note my sig says "When you have a choice". I use my made in Taiwan HFT torque wrench & don't feel too bad about it after seeing the Craftsman torque wrench I came close to buying was made in China. At least Taiwan is an ally and supporter of the U.S..

I wish more here would recommend we buy American products when we can, or at least not be two-faced about it. If we all were more conscientious about buying American manufactured products when we can instead of ridiculing those who push for it, our economy would be in much better condition and our unemployment rate would be much lower.
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You guys have a lot of balls dinging someone for consistently recommending we buy American made products when we can. Note my sig says "When you have a choice". I use my made in Taiwan HFT torque wrench & don't feel too bad about ot after seeing the Craftsman torque wrench I came close to buying was made in China.

I wish more here would recommend we buy American products when we can, or at least not be two-faced about it.
And when you can't buy American, buy Japanese or German... the former because they love us and are having a tough time with China as well and the latter because German engineering is what it is, excellent.
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And when you can't buy American, buy Japanese or German... the former because they love us and are having a tough time with China as well and the latter because German engineering is what it is, excellent.

And to think 70 years ago they wanted to take over the world and kill us, now they are our best friends!

Jerry I am gona back you on this one. You don't support our country and buy our products because they are cheap. You believe in the quality of not just the products, but the people who make them, and want to support our nation and the ideals we were founded on.



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And to think 70 years ago they wanted to take over the world and kill us, now they are our best friends!
We gave them baywatch... and Europeans have a short memory anyways, to think WWI ended with millions dead and they decided to blow each other up again in fewer years than I am old, which isn't long in the scheme of things.
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I'm certainly not against US made products, but before I would suggest to anyone to make a purchase decision based on COO, I would remember that Craftsman was just sued for putting "Made in USA" on ratchets made in Usa, Taiwan. That's right, there are towns in Taiwan, Japan, China, Maylasia and elsewhere named "Usa". I won't get in to a debate about corporate or union greed, I will say that if US companies want me to spend MY hard earned money on their products then they had better learn the meaning of the word value.

As far as unemployment rates go, you know as well as anyone that a lot of the unemployment rate is caused not by a lack of jobs, but a lack of people willing to do the jobs that are available.
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Not to intrude on a thread "owned" by someone else..............
There is an old saying in the Real Estate business. "The seller can set the price but the buyer will set the value"
and Jerry, I didn't know you couldn't find any USA tools that fit your needs. Sorry
OM Jeep you hit a homerun with your comments. Everyone thinks their labor is now worth 50 bucks an hour plus bennies.
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Ahhhh. Tire deflators...
No sh!t I was asking about the manufacturer, cuz idk about u guys but the people at my local parts stores aren't the brightest so if u ask for stuff by manufacturer and such they can find things easier, usually.
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I've been trying to for some time, going to the gym really sucks.
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If you knew more about me, or Jerry, you would know that there aren't a lot of stuff that he and I see eye to eye about, so when we both endorse something it is prolly about the best you can find in whatever category you're searching in.
I can relate to that. I'm with you here though, Jerry. I'm sold on this Currie tire deflator. No more keys and pocket knives for me on the trails!

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