Specific tyre deflator wanted

Submitted: Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 22:15
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Hi,

I'm chasing some tyre deflators that are keyring attachable. It is a small brass cylinder around 3 inches (75mm) long from memory with a S/S threaded shaft in it to remove the valve. The air is released back through two holes towards the tyre.

I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT STAUNS or E-Z DEFLATORS. :-)

They were/are sold at 4wd shows i believe.

Does anyone know what they are called and where to get them (website would be nice).

Andrew
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Reply By: Member - Ed. C. (QLD) - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 22:32

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 22:32
Do you by any chance, mean these ??

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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 22:41

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 22:41
That would be them,

Thanks Ed.

Andrew
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Reply By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 22:33

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 22:33
Have a look here and you may see the one you need.

Deflator Test

The picture below is our PSV but they are not at the shows yet.



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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 00:44

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 00:44
thats an excellent test, should be a permanent link to it on this site!
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Follow Up By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 08:30

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 08:30
Thanks for the test.

I don't have any tyre deflators, besides my ignition key, which works well.
If you have the time, wonder if you could answer a simple question?

These tyre deflators, from my reading, seem to be preset to a particular pressure. i.e. 34 to 10 psi in your test.

What happens when you don't want 10 psi, do you need to reset the deflator again.

i.e. I have four main pressures I run, which I dial in for a day or so as required. Run 45/55 on bitumen fully loaded in 10 ply LTs.
34 psi front/38psi rear for high speed (90km/hr) dirt roads out west.
30/34 for slower dirt roads and larger corrugations
25/28 psi for firm sand and beach, and muddy tracks.
20/24 for softer sand. lower if dry powdery sand.

Now I have a CT, it runs about the same if not 4 psi lower than the front, depending on load.

So do I need a set of deflators for each set of pressures?
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Follow Up By: Harry - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 21:33

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 21:33
G'day Derek,
good compare site and interesting though that the Currie-EZ deflator is the ARB deflator sold here in OZ and it ranked 3rd, but it's biggest advantage was the attached gauge.
Makes her feel good she bought 1 for my birthday last year. :>))
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 22:39

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 22:39
I can't answer your question, but a 40mm bullet head nail with the sharp end shaped into a ring has been on my keyring for many years - saves finding the right size stick!
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 22:46

Monday, Jan 28, 2008 at 22:46
I was thinking a No. 2 Phillips head screwdriver would do the trick with my left front tyre. :-)

I was talking to a friend today when he noticed the lovely screw stuck in it and we got to talking about these deflators that he has on his keyring. I am interested to see what they are like for the price.

Nice left-field idea Phil.....though i still want one of these for other reasons. I wasn't after a what's best thread, more of a what are these like and where can you get them.

Andrew
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 07:51

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 07:51
These would work



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Reply By: Peter 2 - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 17:14

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 17:14
The best way is do it from the drivers seat while driving along, just select the wheel (s) you wish to deflate and flick the switch to deflate,let them down. Reinflating is just as easy, constant tyre pressure display on the gauge. Central Tyre Inflation System, I love it ;-))
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