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Old 05-06-2013, 08:53 PM   #61
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What ate these called might have to stop by the local orielys tomorrow and pick some up
They were a orielys brand just ask the guy at the counter. Can't see spending 25 plus bucks for one that has a setting on it when it takes 2 seconds to screw it off and check with a guage. Better than any thing else out there
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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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They were a orielys brand just ask the guy at the counter. Can't see spending 25 plus bucks for one that has a setting on it when it takes 2 seconds to screw it off and check with a guage. Better than any thing else out there
I used the exact same little deflater thingy for 4 years. I bound it at Napa. I only had one, and it was slow going. Screwing and unscrewing it to check pressure multiple times per tire was a PITA. It worked better than a screwdriver though! The guys in my club seemed have every kind of deflater made between all of them. And everyone was always done airing down before me.

A couple years ago, I finally broke down and bought the Currie EZ deflator when I saw that they were less than $30. I can't believe I waited so long. That is many many hours crouched next to a tire that I will never get back!

Still, the best $30 item I have bought for the Jeep. Can't even fill the tank up once for that!
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Hey does anyone use one of these? I started searching around and found the tire buddy III.

It AUTOMATICALLY deflates to a target pressure of 15psi in about 30 seconds.

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The site says "Tire Buddy III Tire Deflators are made in the USA" as I know that is a touchy topic of this thread
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Hey does anyone use one of these? I started searching around and found the tire buddy III.

It AUTOMATICALLY deflates to a target pressure of 15psi in about 30 seconds.

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The site says "Tire Buddy III Tire Deflators are made in the USA" as I know that is a touchy topic of this thread
Note that it mentions buggy, which have significantly less air volume in the tires. Probably no faster than any other valve depression device.
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Hey does anyone use one of these? I started searching around and found the tire buddy III.

It AUTOMATICALLY deflates to a target pressure of 15psi in about 30 seconds.
It won't lower the pressure even close to that fast on a Jeep-size tire since it doesn't remove the valve in the stem. Deflators that entirely remove the valve like Currie's & ARB's are barely that fast. I'd expect the Tire Buddy to take at least several minutes per tire which is typical of a tire deflator that only depresses the pin on the stem valve to let air out.
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I purchased one of these from QUADRATEC.Same type as currie that Jerry B.uses.Mine came with a cracked gauge.Call QUAD to bitch and shipped on out right away.Been using it steady for over 2yrs. no problems.
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I purchased one of these from QUADRATEC.Same type as currie that Jerry B.uses.Mine came with a cracked gauge.Call QUAD to bitch and shipped on out right away.Been using it steady for over 2yrs. no problems.
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ARB tire deflator. Best $40 i ever spent.
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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.
It's not "Owned" by me, I'm the thread starter, thus the "My thread" reference.... I've already gone a few rounds with Jerry in other threads about "Made in the USA" thing enough to know that it doesn't foster a constructive environment and will tend to derail a thread that otherwise might have been helpful to other folks. When I posted this thread originally I wanted to figure out the best deflators, but after borrowing some of my friends different deflators I noticed that all of them took a long time, about the same as just poking the Schrader valve with something until the tire got low enough. Then I saw a guy that was just using a Schrader valve removal tool on each tire. Once he got the 4th valve removed he put the first one back in and then did each additional tire until they were all back in. It took him like 2 minutes and all of his tires were down to 10 psi or so... I borrowed his little screw driver and removed my valves and way over deflated my tires because I wasn't used to do it and over estimated how long it would take. I did like how speedy it was though, and I remembered the Blaine had recommended the EZ deflator in another forum thread I had read, so I ordered one and it's the best of both worlds because you can check your tire pressure as you deflate each one. I can still deflate all 4 of my tires in half the time that anyone using a deflator can, so I felt like that was some good info to add to my original posting since I have learned a few things since I first posted it. I've had a few Wranglers myself, but Jeep count doesn't always equal Jeep wisdom... please troll someone else in a different thread.
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on topic, I was reading where removing the valve core doesn't make 'em go any faster to let the air out either. Surprisingly, even removing the core still takes just about as long as using one of the fandangled air letter outers. I mean tire deflators lol.
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on topic, I was reading where removing the valve core doesn't make 'em go any faster to let the air out either. Surprisingly, even removing the core still takes just about as long as using one of the fandangled air letter outers.
Try it yourself sometime and you will find that what you read was completely wrong. Removing the tire stem valve makes a HUGE difference in how fast the air can escape. A HUGE difference.
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You do have to finick around actually removing the core/stem, and I actually had trouble getting one back I when I first used the tool. But I agree it airs down way quicker than just pushing it in manually. I'm curious how fast my home made devices do it so I am going to time them tonight before I go out.
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I have Staun's, which seem to work fairly well. I like the fact that I don't have to babysit them, so I can take care of other preparations while they air down. I haven't timed how long it takes to 10psi, but I have yet to wait on them.
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Removing the valve core will always result in higher air flow, a valve core, even if open, is still a restriction device in the tube of the valve stem, that's why you take them out when changing tires to seat the bead.

The fastest air down / air up system I have personally seen is the Monster Valve from Powertank, but they are not cheap by any means.
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This one sold by Currie... it's fast. I can have all four of my tires deflated and be ready to go before my friends get their first tire deflated. ARB sells the same product with their name on it.

It's so fast because it has a cool way of completely removing the valve stem so the air gets out fast. Your fingers never touch the valve stem, it stays inside the brass holder that is screwed onto the tire. Plus you don't have to screw with resetting it for different conditions, you simply air the tire down to whatever pressure is appropriate for the particular trail you're on. Automatic deflators always take the tire down to the same air pressure which isn't the correct tire pressure for every possible trail you'll go on. Some trails I go down below 8 psi, easy trails I run at 12-13 psi. Easily done with this type of deflator.

Mine always ends up getting used by several Jeepers after I'm done using it, they're always amazed how well it works and how fast it gets the tire aired down. Seconds vs. minutes.

The key method is ok if you offroad only once a year and you don't mind making your better equipped friends wait on you.
X1 I have this aswell and its crazy fast. Cant get faster then that!
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Has anyone installed the TR Racing Wheels Rapid Air-Down Valve Stems? 12 seconds from 35 to 8 psi in 12 seconds. They look super easy and 8 psi is where I typically run.

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I run the Powertank monster valves. They are quicker then any other air down tool and all I need to operate them is an air gauge to check my pressure. They are nice because I can monitor my pressure through the valve stem and air down through the monster valve. It only takes 15 or 20 seconds to air back up also.
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2-3 minutes, 2 tires at a time, I do have to baby sit. And free. Definitely removing the stem would be quicker That was to 8 and 12 psi in my MTRs and Duratracs, respectively.
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2-3 minutes, 2 tires at a time, I do have to baby sit. And free. Definitely removing the stem would be quicker That was to 8 and 12 psi in my MTRs and Duratracs, respectively.
Off subject but what size wheels do u run the mtrs on I have a set of 35 12.50 15 on 15x10 and am always worried to go to low cuz I don't wanna loose a bead
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15 inch 8 wide I do believe. 33 mtrs. 8-10 is good. I went low today because it was wet and I attempted the worst climb we have. Still too slick today.
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I've been using the stauns for years now. I check it when its done and its always within 1psi of what I set it to. By the time I have the 4th one screwed on the first is just about done, and I don't have to stay swatted down by the tire watching the gauge the entire time.

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Are you guys all familiar with the whistle trick for airing down? Pull the valve core, when it starts to whistle you're at 10psi or at least very close.
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I got the Currie EZ-Deflator and got to use it for the first time this past week at the beach. Holy smokes, that thing cooks! Much better than sitting there for 3+ minutes each tire with my keys...I've got to say, that was one of my best purchases in quite some time! Didn't even know about it until I read this thread last month.
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I got the Currie EZ-Deflator and got to use it for the first time this past week at the beach. Holy smokes, that thing cooks! Much better than sitting there for 3+ minutes each tire with my keys...I've got to say, that was one of my best purchases in quite some time! Didn't even know about it until I read this thread last month.
The EZ deflator is awesome! The only thing better than one would be more than one, but they deflate so fast that more than 2 would be hard to keep up with...
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Based on what I read on this thread, I ordered a Currie deflation tool from Quadratec last week and used it for the first time last weekend (yeah, I paid for overnight shipping).

I'm impressed. This is a well-designed little tool. Hats off to Currie for the design.

The difference between deflate/check/deflate/check...etc and the Currie tool was worth the overnight shipping! The construction is high quality brass, the operation is smooth and simple; it took me less than a minute per tire to air down. And the gauge, while not the 0-40 psi I would like, has good enough resolution so that I could easily hit the 12 psi I was aiming for.
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and just to troll some more..................ARB deflator is made with parts from China. says so on the instruction sheet.
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And the gauge, while not the 0-40 psi I would like, has good enough resolution so that I could easily hit the 12 psi I was aiming for.
Yep that is my only complaint on that deflator as well. I have griped several times to John Currie that the gauge should read no higher than 30 or 40 psi to expand the scale at lower PSI indications for better low-pressure accuracy. I'm getting down to 6-8 psi on a regular basis & more indicator (needle) sweep at that low of a pressure would be better. But that is nit-picking, that deflator is otherwise too awesome & too fast to seriously gripe about.

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