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Automatic tire deflators

TJBrad04

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Nov 21, 2018
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Lots to choose from out there.... Which ones does everyone prefer?

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Mr. Bills

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Nov 24, 2017
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If you are going with automatic deflators my suggestion would be Coyote deflators, a step up from Staun although Harry (aka the Silver Coyote) will sell you Stauns if that's what you really want.


Also available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JJND26I/?tag=wranglerorg-20

There are similar automatic deflators on Amazon and Ebay that look the same and cost less. Doesn't matter - you should buy from Harry. He has contributed a great deal to the offroading community and has been a mentor for many jeepers. He doesn't sell junk.

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Disclosure: I do not own Coyote deflators. I have a set of similar looking S*ittybilt automatic deflators that I won in a raffle that are junk.
 
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mrblaine

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Nov 20, 2015
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Quail Valley, CA
If you are going with automatic deflators my suggestion would be Coyote deflators, a step up from Staun although Harry (aka the Silver Coyote) will sell you Stauns if that's what you really want.


Also available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JJND26I/?tag=wranglerorg-20

There are similar automatic deflators on Amazon and Ebay that look the same and cost less. Doesn't matter - you should buy from Harry. He has contributed a great deal to the offroading community and has been a mentor for many jeepers. He doesn't sell junk.

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Disclosure: I do not own Coyote deflators. I have a set of similar looking S*ittybilt automatic deflators that I won in a raffle that are junk.
He actually understands how they should and should not work well enough that he was able to patent his latest technology in deflators. He is the king of understanding air pressure.
 
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TJBrad04

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Nov 21, 2018
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Thanks everyone, I'll order some Coyotes tomorrow!

It's been a loooong time since I've been out on the trail(10+ years) Currently running 35" km2's on black 8" steelies. I plan on getting some beadlocks and 37s when these wear out, but in the meantime..... What is a good psi to start out at? It's sad but I forgot lol

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Jerry Bransford

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Nov 9, 2015
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He actually understands how they should and should not work well enough that he was able to patent his latest technology in deflators. He is the king of understanding air pressure.
I've been a lover of my Currie deflator for years but you guys convinced me to order a set of the Coyotes. I had nothing but bad experiences with auto deflators being inconsistent before so I'm hoping these work as you're saying they do.
 

toximus

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Mar 29, 2018
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Northern WI
What is a good psi to start out at?
Depends on the trail. 7 or 8 psi is a sweet spot but can also make the bead slip which will make your tire out of balance. Having a narrow rim like you have will help combat the bead slipping though. My last trip I went to 11psi because I was heading home on a Sunday hours away from any place that could balance for me. Make sure you have a way to fill back up before the drive home!
 
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TJBrad04

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Nov 21, 2018
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I've been a lover of my Currie deflator for years but you guys convinced me to order a set of the Coyotes. I had nothing but bad experiences with auto deflators being inconsistent before so I'm hoping these work as you're saying they do.
I've got the ARB deflator already, just looking for something a bit "easier"

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Mr. Bills

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Nov 24, 2017
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Thanks everyone, I'll order some Coyotes tomorrow!

It's been a loooong time since I've been out on the trail(10+ years) Currently running 35" km2's on black 8" steelies. I plan on getting some beadlocks and 37s when these wear out, but in the meantime..... What is a good psi to start out at? It's sad but I forgot lol

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Optimal destination pressure (see, I actually read the Coyote website) depends upon where and how you offroad. If most of what you do I forest service roads and relatively mild trails or if you are an overlander then 15 psi might be a good place to start, or perhaps 12 psi for the moderate trails. For the tough stuff 10 psi down to 8.

They are easy to re-set. Since you are just getting back into offroading you might start with a higher destination pressure and adjust downward manually from there each time out as your needs dictate. After you have a better idea of your particular typical trail pressure you can adjust the destination pressure of the deflators.
 

mrblaine

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Nov 20, 2015
5,339
Quail Valley, CA
I've been a lover of my Currie deflator for years but you guys convinced me to order a set of the Coyotes. I had nothing but bad experiences with auto deflators being inconsistent before so I'm hoping these work as you're saying they do.
Maybe I should tell them the story of the very first time I met you at a run down in Los Coyotes and you fetched up your helper to unload the box which contained that monstrous quadflator?
 

Jerry Bransford

TJ Guru
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Nov 9, 2015
10,959
Escondido California
Maybe I should tell them the story of the very first time I met you at a run down in Los Coyotes and you fetched up your helper to unload the box which contained that monstrous quadflator?
Ha yes I went through several iterations of types of deflators with the goal of making it faster and easier to air down. The "quadraflator" was great in theory and I actually got the idea from some magazine article. One of its enticements was it could also reinflate all four tires at once. I went out and bought the hose and fittings and made one. Its greatest flaw was it still wasn't very fast and it somehow didn't get all the tires evenly deflated or inflated which is why I stopped using it. It was fun to make though, all part of the learning process. :)

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