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Old 03-01-2012, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Uncle Ben View Post
Glad you got it going! That's about a normal time to fill a tire from most sources. Think about how tiny the actual hole in the valve stem is! On my 40 I have dual stems. The second stems are Monster valves. They will air the 40's down from 25 (street pressure) to 4# in about 20 seconds. They will air back up the tire in about 45 seconds! CO2 seems to air up quicker too than OBA. I think it's probably because of the dry gas.

....looking for a web pic I found this article....pretty much sums it up...
Cool, yeah I can see that especially for larger tires, having a less restrictive valve would help. CO2 also has the advantage of all of its pressure potential available to quickly inflate the tire. Same with an air receiver. I need to start thinking about where to put one of those now...
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