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ralph_801 06-12-2013 08:44 PM

i need tire deflators.. ideas?
 
i'm looking to buy tire deflators, the only ones I can find are online for like 60.00 and at the jeep dealer for like 39.99, wondering if anyone has an extra set I can buy or knows a good place to buy them. I don't need anything special just simple screw on deflators please.
Thanks!

noob question but am I correct in remembering it's smart to take tires down to 15psi when crawling?

team1k 06-12-2013 09:15 PM

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The cool kids use valve core removers, super cool kids (not naming names) use the kind that are your valve caps so you always have them. They are available at checkers and maybe autozone.

As for tire PSI that really depends alot on the vehicle. Weight, tire size, tire weight rating, etc... will all play into it. For example on my old jeep on the road i ran my tires at 35 psi. It had 32s. On my current jeep i run the 37s at 22 psi on highway. For offroading starting at 15 is probably a good idea. If you feel you need more traction then go down in psi. The only trouble is if you go too low you can pop a bead. I used to run 8psi on my old jeep and never had an issue, i currently run 12 psi. Trial and error is the easiest method but there is actually a science behind it. One of the magazines i read had a whole article on it that was pretty enlightening but i wont bore you with details.

Simply put just start at 15 psi and go from there.

ralph_801 06-12-2013 09:23 PM

ok awesome I will go to those stores tomorrow and see what I can find. Ok I was just curious, i'm just worried about blowing out a tire, I have 35's and I member airing down before mineral basin but I couldn't remember exactly what I went to but I want to say it was 15 I just was curious I want to make sure I was doing it safely so I don't ruin my tires.
thank you!

MuddSnapper 06-12-2013 09:38 PM

I bought a $1.99 tire chuck, never hooked it up to anything so the air just kinda flooowws out haha. My expensive idea is to take a tire chuck with a built in gauge, since it will read pressure unless you are pumping air in, if it is not connected to a pressured air supply it will let the air out when you press the lever.

ralph_801 06-12-2013 09:45 PM

haha not a bad idea at all I like that!! a lot better than paying 60+ dollars online

team1k 06-12-2013 09:46 PM

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Heres an article that compares a bunch of them. Ill include the basic chart below.

http://www.fourwheeler.com/techartic...t/viewall.html

ralph_801 06-12-2013 09:49 PM

I guess I must be missing something, how can they be so expensive or why is there such a range? 1.99-145? am I missing something. I simply want to screw them on and let the air out haha I must be missing something

MuddSnapper 06-12-2013 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by ralph_801 (Post 15554825)
I guess I must be missing something, how can they be so expensive or why is there such a range? 1.99-145? am I missing something. I simply want to screw them on and let the air out haha I must be missing something

$1.99 http://cloudfront.zorotools.com/prod...1KUH3_AS01.JPG

$15-50 http://images.oreillyauto.com/parts/...m/mii/s506.jpg Since it is a closed system between the chuck and lever it will tell you how much you have let out.

But I am just a simple redneck who wont buy something I can make. Like armor, lifts, bumpers. check my build out. Im cheap, but shes gets it done.:cheers2::laugh:

ralph_801 06-12-2013 10:24 PM

haha yeah on something like this I don't mind being cheap at all. I think i'm gonna' run over to Teraflex tomorrow and pick up there's. 14.99.. I guess I can do that.

Tom95YJ 06-12-2013 10:37 PM

This is what I run it is Very Accurate and pretty fast also Part # ARB-505 They usually sell for $35-40 Viar makes something very similar for 1/2 the cost

http://www.justdifferentials.com/ima...e_Deflator.jpg

team1k 06-12-2013 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by ralph_801 (Post 15554825)
I guess I must be missing something, how can they be so expensive or why is there such a range? 1.99-145? am I missing something. I simply want to screw them on and let the air out haha I must be missing something

The 1.99 kind i posted are the ones you actually pull the core out. If you want the kind that depress the valve stem core and let air out til you take them off then they are a little more expensive. The teraflex ones should work great. Im just too impatient to wait for them to eek the air out so i use the core remover.

The one tom posted above is also good and ive seen alot of people use them(and have tried it myself) Same idea as the core remover except it holds if for you and has the gauge built in

ralph_801 06-12-2013 11:05 PM

oooh i'm really liking the looks of that! you get it online?

ralph_801 06-12-2013 11:07 PM

true, I dunno haha who knows, I like the teraflex just cause I can run down to the store and grab them. but I like the looks of the ARB system above. I think i'll get the ones from Teraflex to hold me over til get around to ordering the ARB

Tom95YJ 06-12-2013 11:28 PM

4 Wheel Parts always has the ARB and VIAR ones in stock they are located about 15 minutes from teraflex on 1700 south Redwood Rd

ralph_801 06-12-2013 11:42 PM

oh really? I might as well just go there then and get that one! thanks!


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