Staun Tyre deflators

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003 at 16:46
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Does anyone know where you can buy Staun tyre deflators at better price than ARB's $70.00 ripoff.

Thanks,

Mal T.
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Reply By: GPA - Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003 at 17:08

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003 at 17:08
Mal,

I rang around a few 4x4 outlets here in Perth and they all charged the same. Three of us ended up going 'bulk' and got them for $65 per set.

For what it's worth, I find them very good. They allow me to check the beach or track whilst the tyres are self-defalting. The only thing is if you are at say 22psi and want to go down to 18psi (the preset pressure), the differential in pressure is not great enough - you'll need to do it by hand. A couple of guys have two set at 24psi, and the other two at 14psi.
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Reply By: Truckster - Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003 at 17:53

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003 at 17:53
www.offroader.com.au
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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003 at 18:18

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003 at 18:18
Hi Mal,

ARB quoted me $65 for a set. Decided against getting them in the end when we realised the pressure was preset (factory set at 24lb's but can be adjusted with some trial and error). Since we usually go to 20lb or less in sand depending on conditions or vary tyre pressure by 5-8lb's between on and off-road running, our tyre pressure can vary quite a bit between uses so in majority of cases we would have to finish the job by hand, so the Staun's seemed a bit pointless.

On the other hand, if you regulary reduce your tyre pressure to the same level, they may be of some benefit.

:o) Melissa
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Follow Up By: Gpa - Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003 at 18:31

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003 at 18:31
Hi Melissa,

Mine are set at 18psi out of the box. To adjust them, all you need to do is firstly set your tyre to the pressure you want (with a good pressure guage), and then screw the 'cap' until they just start to hiss - then tighten the locking ring.
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003 at 18:38

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003 at 18:38
Thanks GPA, but since our tyre pressure needs vary constantly I can't see the gain without owning several sets preset to varying pressures. However, if we regularly used similar pressure they would no doubt save a bit of bending.

:o) Melissa
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Follow Up By: Member - Nigel - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 00:26

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 00:26
You could always set each deflator to a different pressure and mark them so you know what pressure they are at. That would give you a choice of 4 different pressures, but you would only be able do one tyre at a time (still much quicker than doing it with a gauge).
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 01:03

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 01:03
That's not a bad idea Nigel! Must be all that clean tropical air...LOL!

:o) Melissa
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Reply By: Member - Rohan - Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003 at 20:12

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003 at 20:12
Mal, I'd still recommend them. I was lucky enough to win a set, from another web site, and have each one of the 4 set to different pressures. It takes a little longer, only having one deflator set to the desired pressure, but it's still a damn-sight faster than doing all 4 by hand. On a recent trip I was changing pressured several times a day and would have become really sick of the deflation bit if I'd had to do it all by hand.
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Reply By: Derek - Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003 at 23:18

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003 at 23:18
Mal. I paid $50 for mine at Boab 4x4, Gympie Rd, Lawnton (Brisbane) last winter.
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Reply By: Truckster - Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003 at 23:19

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003 at 23:19
I got a set free, I wouldnt have paid for them.

I usually use an ARB or TJM twig off the ground.


The other thing you can use is a Valve remover.. once you've got used to how long it takes to let out 20psi your right (eg 40 secs etc)..
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Reply By: Coops - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 02:00

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 02:00
recommended reatil is $69.95 I believe so you're probably being a bit harsh on ARB. I was able to get them direct from Staun for $55 but bought over 50 sets to get that price. They normally sell them to retail outlets for $60 I think.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mal - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 11:13

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 11:13
Coops,
I am a bit harsh but then I've spent over $8,000 at ARB.
Regards,
Mal T.
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Reply By: Member - Mal - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 11:17

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 11:17
Thanks everyone for your replies. If I get a set I will probably set two at one pressure for dirt road driving and two for sand driving.
If you turn them over do they pump the tyre up to the original pressure?
Tee-Hee!
Thanks,
Mal T.
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Reply By: Hedonist - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 14:59

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 14:59
One more usage tip - If the differential pressure is not enough to start them deflating (ie 24psi-18psi) just screw them on then pull on the spring-loaded tip. This will 'kick' them off and they will then deflate normally to the set pressure.

Another useful compromise is to have two set at one pressure, and two set another...
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Reply By: paul - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 22:26

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 22:26
i guess i gotta just say that the first few models that came out from the staun boys were a bit ordinary, i had the aluminium set that were current in about 2001 and they did the job for a while till they started getting stuck. Last month i rang them and asked about maintenance cause mine were getting stuck.

His reply, wish all 4WD shops were like this, was to send 'em back and he'd send me free the new model set. So i did, and three days later a brass set turned up and seem to be a big improvement.

So if you get a set make sure you get the right ones.
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Reply By: desert - Thursday, Feb 13, 2003 at 16:38

Thursday, Feb 13, 2003 at 16:38
Has anyone else experienced the Staun valves malfunctioning? After a couple of uses with them set at 25psi, I found a couple had deflated to 20 psi instead. Also, one other time the deflator let all the air out after not stopping at 20 psi. This causes me to run around constantly double checking the bloody things which defeats the whole purpose.
I summise that moisture from the condensation from the air, has caused the mechanism to jam and therefore foul the operation of the valving inside the units. The next place for them will be the refuse bin in the shed!
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Reply By: ray91 - Saturday, Feb 15, 2003 at 19:01

Saturday, Feb 15, 2003 at 19:01
You guys must have more money than sense $70 to let the tyres down,I have two sets on different pressures, please ,?????? what is wrong with an old stick
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Follow Up By: Coops - Sunday, Feb 16, 2003 at 07:55

Sunday, Feb 16, 2003 at 07:55
"mechanism before manualism".
The old stick is usually in the drivers seat minding my beer !!!
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