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Old 03-05-2009, 11:17 AM
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Staun $59

http://www.sleeoffroad.com/products/products_air.htm

United 4 Wheel Drive Associations, $62.50

http://www.ufwda.org/store/index.php...products_id=12

Smittybilt $40

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001CF3JG4

Or other? Discuss.
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Old 03-05-2009, 11:33 AM
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I picked my Staun's up at Slee Off Road and love them. I just pop them on and go visit while they do their thing. Easy, easy.
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Old 03-05-2009, 11:38 AM
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I picked my Staun's up at Slee Off Road and love them. I just pop them on and go visit while they do their thing. Easy, easy.
Same here. Seemed like a lot of money at the time for not much, but it's been worth it. When the hissing stops, I'm at 17, then all you have to do is twist a dial and drive over stuff.
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Old 03-05-2009, 11:48 AM
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I use the cheap cheap ones available almost everywhere for very little. Why? It ain't that much trouble to check as they deflate, but more importantly, I find different conditions work best with different pressures. Just easier.
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:33 PM
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I picked up a $2.00 valve core remover. I have it down to a science. I have a count-down system for certain pressures. I just pull the core, count to twenty five, pop the core back in and test pressure then fine-tune. Seems faster than most of the deflators and way cheaper.
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Dean gave me the Oasis deflators (like what UFWDA sells) as a gift a bunch of years ago. I like them OK, but I probably wouldn't have spent the money on them myself. As often as not I end up just doing it manually rather than digging out the deflators since I don't want the set point of 18 psi that I have them.
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i spent the money on the stauns and still just pull the cores.
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I bought the Stauns and find that I always want a little different pressure than where they are set. I put them on, and find myself checking tire pressures as they are deflating to hone in on a particular pressure. Depends on whats in the truck (just me... or 4 people gear and the dog) and the terrain.

I tend to agree with Bill here and if I were to do it over again, might buy something like this:

http://www.tellico4x4.com/product_in...d70e2418415efe


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I use the Stauns and adjust from there if I need to tweak things...

Why? Because they drop me to a known 18psi without having to keep an eye on things or run around the truck. Plus, to me it is a PITA to have to pull out the air to fill up a tire that I let too much air out of because I was talking or dinking with something else

Oh, and I'm usually running late so being able to do all 4 tires at the same time is a bonus
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Old 03-05-2009, 02:28 PM
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Yep, thems the good 'uns. Kinda pricier than I remember though.
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