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Best Tool for Airing Down?

Got frustrated searching, any comments on current tools for quick and monitored air down, meaning ability to set desired pressure? Thanks!
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ARB Tire Deflator.

https://www.4wheelparts.com/p/arb-e-...a-668137088306
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I personally use these (just because they're much more cost effective and still work well).

https://amzn.to/2MudUfp
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I've been using this one, so far i like it, airs down fast

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I personally use these (just because they're much more cost effective and still work well).

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I use the staun version of this. They are the original, but kinda expensive for something that isnt critical
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ARB Tire Deflator.
I second this. Fast and seems pretty indestructible. A bit of a learning curve, so be sure to practice using it before hitting the trail.
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Oddly I have the Smitty Built one currently, because I've had two of the ARB's stolen from my truck. They are the same, but I like the ARB storage bag way better.


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I prefer the Staun Deflators.
set them, lock ring, done.
screw on and wait till air stops escaping.

the gauge type requires you to monitor constantly .
YMMV
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I prefer the Staun Deflators.
set them, lock ring, done.
screw on and wait till air stops escaping.

the gauge type requires you to monitor constantly .
YMMV
And yet I'm still done before you guys with the Stauns
I can also vary my aired down PSI depending on the terrain, just by reading that handy little gauge.

I know guys who use that little nub on the back of their pressure gauge.

Point is, they all work. To each their own, there really isn't a wrong answer here.


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I have used many different tire deflators over the years.

An inexpensive option that always works, has no moving parts, and costs very little is this one from Teraflex, usually about $15. I have carried one for more than 25 years, now as my back-up:



Claimed to be the fastest are the ARB and Currie units that remove the valve core, but you still have to bend over and fiddle with the pressure on each tire, $38-40. [I do not recommend the S*ittybilt and other cheap Chinese knockoffs - sure they cost less but you get what you pay for.]



The most convenient are the automatic tire deflators such as Staun and the improved version sold by Harry Llewellyn at Coyote Enterprises - $56-72 depending upon the model and where you buy them, less for the Chinese knockoffs. Harry was the face for Staun in the U.S. until the Australian company went broke in 2009 and Harry still has a working relationship with the original patent holder in Australia. However, his Coyote Automatic Deflators have several improvements evidenced by a new patent held by Harry and are a step up from the Staun and Staun II deflators. Coyote Automatic Deflators are far superior to the cheap Chinese knockoffs such as the EZdeflators referenced in Post #3 and the deflators sold with the S*ittybilt brand. [I have a set of the EZdeflators and find them difficult to set. They also produce inconsistent results which makes them no bargain.)

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https://www.coyoteents.com/deflators/



Shown below are my Coyote Automatic Deflators. They came pre-set at 12 psi but you can have them set to any pressure you desire and they are easy to re-calibrate when you want to change pressures. The advertised range is 4-56 psi.

Unlike the knockoffs, Coyote Automatic Deflators always deflate to exactly the same pressure, never stick open or bleed air, and you can put them on and drive while your tires deflate unlike the other brands. I can air down all four of my 35" tires from 28 psi street pressure to 12 psi trail pressure in about 4 minutes which compares favorably just over one minute per tire with the ARB deflator and I don't have to bend over to manually set the final pressure as with the ARB product. I think they are a good buy at $56 ($60 if Harry sets your custom pressure) and well worth the price difference over the imitations.
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