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post #16 of 20 Old 08-08-2011, 10:22 PM
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Thanks for all the info guys, I love this site. I understand now what all of you are saying about using it for inflating, it screws on the stem and would be a pita.....Ive got a few regular tire gages that I can throw in the Jeep. Thanks again for helping me out

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I have the Staun's and really like them a lot.

They have been consistent for me so no issues there. I will say this. . . . the Currie / ARB deflator is faster on a per-tire basis but I usually finish deflating ALL my tires with my Stauns before my friends with the Currie / ARB deflator finish.

The issue is that while the Stauns aren't as fast on a per-tire basis I can deflate all four tires at once.

The second benefit is that I don't have to baby sit the tire. I can just screw on the Stauns and walk way. So while my tires are airing down I'm doing other stuff to get the Jeep ready for the trail.

Lastly. . . my knees and back really like the Staun's, too. This was my primary motivation. My knees get sore if I squat down to wait for the tire to deflate. And my back get sore if I stand up but lean over to do the same.

As to the inability to quickly adjust to different pressures..... this is true. But I have my Stauns set for a "typical" trail pressure where I like to run. If I feel the need to drop pressure down another few PSI I'll do it manually. . . but that is rare, usually only on snow runs. Otherwise, most of our trail surfaces are pretty consistent (packed dirt trails w/ some rocks / logs, etc.) so a typical, single pressure setting works well for many many different trail areas.

And just a tip.... put a few drops of air tool oil in the Stauns to help keep the internal bits nicely lubed up for smooth operation.

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Lastly. . . my knees and back really like the Staun's, too. This was my primary motivation. My knees get sore if I squat down to wait for the tire to deflate. And my back get sore if I stand up but lean over to do the same.
Same here, I'm not really concerned about how long it takes to air down, I just don't like having to kneel down the entire time! I have started using the trailhead deflators, used them a few times now, I like them! I just have them set a few pounds higher than what I want, then do the last pound or two with a small rock off the ground and my regular tire gauge.

I have tried setting them to the exact PSI I wanted, and they did seem to be really darn close to each other, but still mentally I like to manually set the last pound or so, just so that I know what it's set to using the gauge that I always use.
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post #20 of 20 Old 08-09-2011, 08:50 PM
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With the valve stem core pulled out, the Currie deflator makes really short work of it, total start-finish is about 5 minutes. It drops roughly 1 psi every 2 seconds and it is super easy to check where you are at. Very handy tool.

Also, FWIW, the ARB and Currie deflators are identical other than the logo. If you're looking at this type of deflator, save the $12 difference and just buy the Currie.
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